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Mitochondrial Isolation System

By Ruth Williams | May 1, 2018

A transgenic approach allows researchers to collect the organelles from specific cells in nematodes with unprecedented efficiency.


The devices, which could one day treat children with esophageal atresia and short bowel, were recently tested in pigs.


Adding a fusion gene to certain mitochondria in C. elegans enables researchers to collect and analyze them.


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How Bacteria Eat Penicillin

By Shawna Williams | April 30, 2018

Scientists work out the specific genes and biochemical steps required for digesting the very drugs designed to kill microbes.

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A trio of papers provide new insight into embryo development.


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Image of the Day: Rainbotubules

By The Scientist Staff | April 26, 2018

By combining two microscopy techniques, researchers produce images of structures less than 10 nanometers wide.


Rather than getting a gene for its original function, a horizontal gene transfer provides the raw material for evolutionary innovation.


Drug-free environments, such as a designated ward in a hospital, might reduce the strength of selection for resistance.


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Image of the Day: Ant Attack!

By The Scientist Staff | April 24, 2018

A new species of ant discovered in Borneo fends off invaders with a uniquely suicidal strategy.

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Researchers identified thousands of immature neurons in the brain region, countering a recent result showing little, if any, signs of neurogenesis.

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