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Magnesium deprivation stops pathogen growth

When pathogens infect an organism, the defense system immediately starts to fight the bacteria. To escape the patrolling immune cells, some bacteria invade and…

No need for water, enzymes are doing it for themselves

Enzymes are large biological molecules that catalyse thousands of different chemical reactions that are essential for all life, from converting food into…

Choosing cheese

Go ahead and call Rachel Dutton's research cheesy if you must. As far as she's concerned, it's anything but an insult.

Protein could put antibiotic-resistant bugs in handcuffs

Staph infections that become resistant to multiple antibiotics don't happen because the bacteria themselves adapt to the drugs, but because of a kind of…

NASA Simulation Portrays Ozone Intrusions From Aloft

Ozone in the stratosphere, located on average 10 to 48 kilometers (6 to 30 miles) above the ground, typically stays in the stratosphere. Not on days like April…

Researchers find smallpox drug may also target adenovirus

Scientists at Saint Louis University have made two key discoveries that could lead to the first-ever human testing of a drug to target the adenovirus, which…

Mouse mammary tumor virus can replicate in human cells

The idea that MMTV is involved in human breast cancer has been around for over 50 years. In the 1990s, researchers detected MMTV in human breast tumors, but…