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Biotechnology News
December 7, 2019

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Over the course of several months, researchers created Escherichia coli strains that consume carbon dioxide for energy instead of organic compounds. This achievement in ... read more
An enormous library of products derived from more than 10,000 fungi could help us find new drugs. Researchers have set up this library and screened it for biologically active ... read more
In ancient Egypt, sacred ibises were collected from their natural habitats to be ritually sacrificed, according to a ... read more
Scientists have solved the structure of one of the key components of photosynthesis, a discovery that could lead to ... read more
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Link Between Vitamin A and Brain Response in Monarch Butterflies

Biologists are making strides in understanding biological clock function in several model organisms and translating these studies into broader implications for human ... read more

'Conductor' Gene Found in Plant Root Stem Cell 'Orchestra'

Researchers lift the veil on the 'conductor' plant root stem cell gene that helps orchestrate and coordinate stem cell division of different root stem cell types, ensuring the harmonic ... read more

How Accumulating Useful Genes Helps Older Yeast Fare Better in Tougher Times

Researchers have used yeast to learn more about how satellite (extrachromosomal) DNA circles are formed to carry amplified genes, how the gene duplication is specific to the environmental pressure ... read more

Dynamics of Crucial Immune System Proteins

Of the many marvels of the human immune system, the processing of antigens by the class I proteins of the major histocompatability complex (MHC-I) is among the most mind-boggling. Exactly how these ... read more

How a Cellular Shuttle Helps HIV-1 Spread in Immune Organs

New insight on how a type of cell facilitates the spread of HIV-1 has just been ... read more

Dramatic Transition in Streptomyces Life Cycle Explained in New Discovery

Streptomyces bacteria are our primary source of antibiotics, which are produced in the transition from vegetative growth to sporulation in a complex developmental life ... read more

How the Strep Bacterium Hides from the Immune System

A bacterial pathogen that causes strep throat and other illnesses cloaks itself in fragments of red blood cells to evade detection by the host immune system, according to a new study. The researchers ... read more

Formation of Ducts Connecting Digestive Organs in Zebrafish

A specialized system of ducts transports bile and enzymes from the liver and pancreas to the intestine. Researchers have shown how this ductal system is formed. The new knowledge can help ... read more

A New Way to Control Microbial Metabolism

To help optimize microbes' ability to produce useful compounds but also maintain their own growth, chemical engineers have devised a way to induce bacteria to switch between different metabolic ... read more

Cell-Free Synthetic Biology Comes of Age

New research explores how cell-free gene expression stands to help the field of synthetic biology dramatically impact society, from the environment to medicine to ... read more

1940s Blood Samples Reveal Historical Spread of Malaria

DNA from 75-year old eradicated European malaria parasites uncovers the historical spread of one of the two most common forms of the disease, Plasmodium vivax, from Europe to the Americas during the ... read more

'Clever Drugs for Slimy Bugs' in Fight Against Staph Infections

Bacterial biofilms that develop around golden staph infections make treatment difficult and prolonged, but researchers have shown in laboratory work that the hybrid antibiotics they have developed ... read more

New Evolutionary Insights Into the Early Development of Songbirds

An international team has sequenced a chromosome in zebra finches called the germline-restricted chromosome (GRC). This chromosome is only found in germline cells, the cells that hold genetic ... read more

Researchers Study Chickens, Ostriches, Penguins to Learn How Flight Feathers Evolved

If you took a careful look at the feathers on a chicken, you'd find many different forms within the same bird -- even within a single feather. The diversity of feather shapes and functions ... read more

New High-Resolution Images Show How Malaria Parasites Evade Frontline Drugs

The first-ever detailed images of a malaria protein, a known key modulator of drug resistance, show how the parasite evades antimalarials -- and may help scientists find ways to restore the ... read more

Unique Sled Dogs Helped the Inuit Thrive in the North American Arctic

The legacy of these Inuit dogs survives today in Arctic sled dogs, making them one of the last remaining descendant populations of indigenous, pre-European dog lineages in the ... read more

Scientists Now Know What DNA's Chaperone Looks Like

Researchers have discovered the structure of the FACT protein -- a mysterious protein central to the functioning of ... read more

Gene Discovery in Fruit Flies Could Help Search for New Treatments for Mitochondrial Disease

Scientists have identified a protein in fruit flies that can be targeted to reverse the effects of disease-causing mutations in mitochondrial genes. The discovery could provide clues about how to ... read more

Silencing Retroviruses to Awaken Cell Potential

Silencing of retroviruses in the human genome is a crucial step in the production of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from somatic cells. Researchers led by a team from the University of ... read more

Researchers Finally Grasp the Work Week of Enzymes

Scientists have found a novel way of monitoring individual enzymes as they chomp through fat. The method offers far greater insight into how enzymes function and opens up the possibility of tailoring ... read more

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