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Similarities between DNA repair systems of bacteria, humans greater than thought


December 11th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that there are greater similarities between the DNA repair systems of bacteria and humans than previously thought.The University of Bristol researchers have ... Read more...

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Researchers ‘watch’ formation of cells’ protein factories for first time


October 30th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): The Scripps Research Institute's team has revealed the first-ever pictures of the formation of cells' "protein factories," which is likely unravel complexities of the cell and lead to ... Read more...

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Ancient bacteria could pave way for new and improved sunscreens


September 3rd, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 3 (ANI): Cyanobacteria - organisms that thrived on Earth before there was enough oxygen to block harmful ultraviolet light-could pave way for new and improved sunscreens, according to a new ... Read more...

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Like humans, bacteria make thrift a habit


August 27th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Just as humans sometimes prefer to spend on recyclable materials over use-and-throw items, bacteria too 'spend' more on proteins that will be used and recycled internally than on ... Read more...

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New method to produce native-like spider silk found


July 28th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Researchers have devised a new method to produce native-like spider silk that is light-weighted while as strong and tough as steel or Kevlar.The method devised by a team ... Read more...

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Naturally occuring protein reverses brain damage caused by meningitis


June 11th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Scientists have discovered an important role for a small, naturally occurring protein called interleukin-10 (IL-10) in removing bacteria from the blood of infected mice and reversing damage to ... Read more...

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New method to produce cheap insulin


May 27th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Researchers from the Helmholtz-Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig, Germany have developed a new method to cheaply produce insulin for the treatment of diabetes.The researchers wanted ... Read more...

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Scientists achieve breakthrough in bioethanol production from agricultural waste


November 22nd, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 22 (ANI): Researchers from Delft University of Technology, in the Netherlands, achieved three improvements in bioethanol production from agricultural waste material.Bioethanol is made by the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae from sugars ... Read more...

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New nano-scale drug delivery system for chemotherapy


November 2nd, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): A research team led by Indian-origin scientist has developed a nano-scale drug delivery method that has been found to effectively eliminate cancer tumours after a single treatment.The Duke ... Read more...

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Thieving bacteria steal iron from us


February 21st, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) Bacteria that cause urinary tract infections (UTIs) make more tools for stealing from their host than friendly versions of the same bacteria found in the gut, according to ... Read more...

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Metabolically engineered E. coli leads to class of antibiotic, anti-cancer drugs


December 23rd, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Taking a major step in metabolic engineering, scientists have now used the bacterium Escherichia coli to synthesize a class of natural products, called bacterial aromatic polyketides, which ... Read more...

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Researchers design bacteria to search out pesticides


April 10th, 2008 - 4:01 pm ICT by admin
London, April 10 (ANI): Researchers have designed a bacterium in such a way that it can be used to search out pesticides, thus helping improve efforts to clean up the environment.According ... Read more...

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