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WATCH: Bacteria Invade Antibiotics And Transform Into Superbugs
If you've ever wanted to watch a superbug evolve before your very eyes, you're in luck. In a creative stroke inspired by Hollywood wizardry, scientists have designed a simple way to observe how bacter...
Scientists Find New Antibiotic In The Human Nose
Scientists have discovered a bacterium living inside the human nose that produces an antibiotic capable of killing one of the most hard-to-treat pathogens — a pathogen that causes serious, even deadly...
Rio Olympic Games: 'Super Bacteria' Discovered In Rio's Waters As Olympics Near
A drug-resistant bacteria is growing below Rio de Janeiro's most stunning beaches. A group of Brazilian scientists have detected a drug-resistant bacteria growing off of some of Rio de Janeiro's most ...
Scientists Turn Bacteria Into Living Hard Drives
​Living organisms can store lines of code and pass them down to their progeny.​
Dust From Sahara Makes Significant Impact On Caribbean Sea Ecosystem, Research Shows
Atmospherically transported dust from the Sahara Desert, the largest desert in the world, is bringing iron and other nutrients to underwater plants in the Caribbean, but bacteria may be the first thin...
CDC: Obscure Blood Infection Spreads To Second State
An unprecedented outbreak of a rare blood infection caused by the Elizabethkingia bacteria has crossed from Wisconsin into Michigan, officials said.
Bacterium taught to perform photosynthesis
For the first time, researchers have trained a non-photosynthetic baterium to perform photosynthesis.
Why You Should Take Your Shoes Off Before Entering Your Home, Backed By Science
While it may be commonplace in most Asian countries, the cultural norm of taking your shoes off before entering your home has yet to catch on in Europe and America. In Asian cultures it’s easily unde...
New "Superbug" Gene Found In Animals And People In China
A new gene that makes bacteria highly resistant to a last-resort class of antibiotics has been found in people and pigs in China - including in samples of bacteria with epidemic potential, researchers...
Deep-Sea Bacteria Could Help Neutralize Greenhouse Gas, Researchers Find
Carbon dioxide, a major contributor to the buildup of atmospheric greenhouse gases, can be captured and neutralized in a process known as sequestration. Most atmospheric carbon dioxide is produced fro...
A Microbiologist Recreated 'Starry Night' With Bacteria In A Petri Dish
If only Vincent van Gogh could have lived to see this strikingly accurate reproduction of his iconic "Starry Night" -- especially since, instead of oil on canvas, the work is a bacteria on petri. Beca...
Researchers Develop Novel Theoretical Approach To Reduce Antibiotic Resistance
It is estimated that each year in the United States 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to one or more types of antibiotics, and at least 23,000 people will die because ...
Has the secret to eternal life been found? Russian scientist says he is stronger and healthier after injecting himself with 3.5 MILLION year old immortal bacteria
A Russian scientist has injected himself with a 3.5 million year old 'eternal life' bacteria found in the Siberian permafrost - and says he is stronger and never gets ill.
Slower Melting Ice Cream In Pipeline Thanks To New Ingredient
Childhood memories of sticky hands from melting ice cream cones could soon become obsolete, thanks to a new food ingredient. Scientists have discovered a naturally occurring protein that can be used t...
Researchers Identify Signature Of Microbiomes Associated With Schizophrenia
In the most comprehensive study to date, researchers at the George Washington University have identified a potential link between microbes (viruses, bacteria and fungi) in the throat and schizophrenia...
Bacteria
Bacteria (/bækˈtɪəriə/; singular: bacterium) constitute a large domain of prokaryotic microorganisms. Typically a few micrometres in length, bacteria have a number of shapes, ranging from spheres to r...
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Protein
Proteins (/ˈproʊˌtiːnz/ or /ˈproʊti.ɨnz/) are large biological molecules, or macromolecules, consisting of one or more long chains of amino acid residues. Proteins perform a vast array of functions wi...
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These Bacteria Are Wired to Hunt Like a Tiny Wolf Pack
You wouldn’t know it, but there is an elaborate stealth communication network in the Earth beneath your feet. This smart web acts like a superorganism, fortifying defensive capabilities and coordinati...
Psychrophile
Psychrophiles or cryophiles (adj. cryophilic) are extremophilic organisms that are capable of growth and reproduction in cold temperatures, ranging from −20 °C to +10 °C. Temperatures as low...
ICP8
ICP8, the herpes simplex virus type-1 single-strand DNA-binding protein, is one of seven proteins encoded in the viral genome of HSV-1 that is required for HSV-1 DNA replication. It is able to anneal ...
Inoviridae
The Inoviridae are a family of filamentous bacteriophages—viruses infecting bacteria. The name of the family is derived from the Greek nos, meaning muscle.
The virions are non-enveloped, rod-shape...
Parainfluenza hemagglutinin-neuraminidase
Parainfluenza hemagglutinin-neuraminidase is a type of Hemagglutinin-neuraminidase produced by Parainfluenza.
Glutathione peroxidase
Glutathione peroxidase (GPx) (EC 1.11.1.9) is the general name of an enzyme family with peroxidase activity whose main biological role is to protect the organism from oxidative damage. The biochemical...
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Μ-opioid receptor
The μ-opioid receptors (MOR) are a class of opioid receptors with high affinity for enkephalins and beta-endorphin but low affinity for dynorphins. They are also referred to as μ opioid peptide (MOP) ...
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Envelope glycoprotein GP120
Envelope glycoprotein GP120 (or gp120) is a glycoprotein exposed on the surface of the HIV envelope. The 120 in its name comes from its molecular weight of 120 kDa. Gp120 is essential for virus entry ...
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Ramajendas
Ramajendas is a genus of water bear or moss piglet, a tardigrade in the class Eutardigrada.