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Microbes as sources of sustainable biofuels

The notion of utilising the microscopic organisms as a means of generating renewable energy sounds too good to be true. Scientist...

Crawling the Web: HIV/SIV infection

Everyday, Scientist Live turns its eyes to the Web around it and highlights news and research across the Internet. Today we look take an extended look at genome rearrangement and HIV/SIV infection.

Crawling the Web: Open Access

Everyday, Scientist Live turns its eyes to the Web around it and highlights news and research across the Internet. Today we look take...

Gene signatures for scleroderma

Distinct genetic profiles can discern different groups of patients with scleroderma, a vexing autoimmune disease in which the body turns against itself.

Stomach bug protection for kids

H. pylori, a long-time microbial inhabitant of the human stomach, may protect children from developing asthma, according to a new study among more than 7,000 subjects.

Tumour-inhibiting protein

A tumour-inhibiting protein called angiocidin may play a role in a new leukaemia treatment, according to Temple University researchers.

Microbes to the rescue

Scientist believe microorganisms' ability to grow from an almost infinite number of food sources may hold the key to solving society's current energy crisis.

Friendly salmonella

Scientists have made major strides in developing a biologically engineered form of Salmonella that effectively delivers antigens in the body.

Crawling the Web: Breast differentiation

Everyday, Scientist Live turns its eyes to the Web around it and highlights news and research across the Internet. Today we look take an extended look at breast differentiation.

New antibiotic in development

A new drug targets the gene that promotes antibiotic resistance in bacteria, a finding that holds potential in treating deadly strains like MRSA.

Managing cell maintenance

Scientists identified a new mechanism of the UVRAG tumour suppressor in regulating how a cell digests its own content in order to maintain homeostasis.

Image of the day: E. coli O157:H7

E. coli O157:H7 lives in the intestines of healthy cattle, preventive measures on cattle farms and during meat processing are being investigated.

Studying retroviral transmission

Recent findings by medical researchers indicate that naturally occurring nanotubes may serve as tunnels that protect retroviruses and bacteria in transit from diseased to healthy cells.

Reliable pure water

ELGA MEDICA water purification systems are compact integrated units which deliver CLSI Type 1 water with a resistivity of better than 10 Megohm-cm.

ReaXTM MDx enhanced PCR beads

ReaX MDx beads provide a complete assay in an extremely easy-to-use format with a much simplified workflow compared to some currently available molecular diagnostics.

Image of the Day: Salmonella infantis

Salmonella infantis can establish localised infections such as septic arthritis or more general infections such as Salmonellosis. Take a closer look at the bacteria using scanning electron micrography.

Possible antibiotic?

A small molecule that locks an essential enzyme in an inactive form could one day form the basis of a new class of unbeatable,...

Bacteria anticipate changes

A new study by Princeton University researchers shows for the first time that bacteria don't just react to changes in their surroundings -- they anticipate and prepare for them.

New pathogen from pigs' stomach

Scientists have isolated a new bacterium in pigs' stomachs thanks to a pioneering technique, offering hope of new treatments to people who suffer with stomach ulcers.

Z ring's mysteries

Researchers have solved important puzzles concerning how certain proteins guide the reproduction of bacteria, discoveries that could lead to a new type of antibiotics.

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