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image: Riboswitch Flip Kills Bacteria

Riboswitch Flip Kills Bacteria

By Ruth Williams | September 30, 2015

Scientists discover a novel antibacterial molecule that targets a vital RNA regulatory element.


image: Local Microbes Give Wine Character

Local Microbes Give Wine Character

By Ruth Williams | September 24, 2015

Yeast strains from different regions of New Zealand generate wines with varying chemistries.


image: Skin Microbes Help Clear Infection

Skin Microbes Help Clear Infection

By Anna Azvolinsky | September 16, 2015

In a small study, researchers find a link between an individual’s skin microbiome and the ability to clear a bacterial infection. 

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image: New <em>Homo</em> Species Found

New Homo Species Found

By Bobby Bascomb | September 10, 2015

Researchers describe H. naledi, an ancient human ancestor of unknown age that may have buried its dead.


image: Can Amyloid Spread Between Brains?

Can Amyloid Spread Between Brains?

By Jef Akst | September 9, 2015

A study of deceased patients who received injections of cadaver-derived growth hormone hints at the possible transmissibility of Alzheimer’s disease. 

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image: Next Generation: Cell-Covered Fastener

Next Generation: Cell-Covered Fastener

By Ruth Williams | August 28, 2015

Scientists have developed an interlocking cell scaffold for easy building and dismantling of tissues.


image: Yeast-Based Opioid Production Completed

Yeast-Based Opioid Production Completed

By Amanda B. Keener | August 13, 2015

Researchers fully engineer a biochemical pathway that turns a sugar into an opioid in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.


image: Mini Brains Model Autism

Mini Brains Model Autism

By Ruth Williams | July 16, 2015

Patient-derived organoids reveal autism spectrum disorder–associated anomalies.


image: Tracing Ebola’s Evolution

Tracing Ebola’s Evolution

By Anna Azvolinsky | June 18, 2015

Two independent teams examine the migration and evolution of the virus throughout the ongoing outbreak in West Africa.


image: Human Genes Can Save Yeast

Human Genes Can Save Yeast

By Ruth Williams | May 21, 2015

Replacing yeast genes with their human equivalents reveals functional conservation despite a billion years of divergent evolution.


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