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Turning waste into fuels, microbial style

Photosynthetic bacteria use light and turn carbon dioxide to produce such complex sugars. A team of researchers discovered a new way in which microbes produce these compounds.

Posted: Jun 20th, 2017

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DNA delivery technology joins battle against drug-resistant bacteria

A new breakthrough technology facilitates DNA delivery into drug-resistant bacterial pathogens, enabling their manipulation. The research expands the range of bacteriophages, which are the primary tool for introducing DNA into pathogenic bacteria to neutralize their lethal activity.

Posted: Jun 19th, 2017

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The nuclear transport option

The identification of substances entering the nuclei of human cells reveals that import molecules have distinct biological roles.

Posted: Jun 16th, 2017

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Bioengineered human livers mimic natural development

An international team of researchers bioengineering human liver tissues uncovered previously unknown networks of genetic-molecular crosstalk that control the organ's developmental processes - greatly advancing efforts to generate healthy and usable human liver tissue from human pluripotent stem cells.

Posted: Jun 14th, 2017

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Chip captures individual cells in minuscule gels

The novel method keeps cells alive for multiple weeks, which makes it easier to study them. This makes it possible to, for example, test the action of new drugs and improve stem cell therapies with unparalleled control.

Posted: Jun 12th, 2017

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