bacteria, developmental biology
Bacterial Protein Acts as Prion in Yeast and <em>E. coli</em>
Bacterial Protein Acts as Prion in Yeast and E. coli
Jef Akst | Jan 17, 2017
Clostridium botulinum produces a transcription factor that can aggregate and self-propagate a prion-like form, leading to genome-wide changes in gene expression in E. coli, according to a study.
Study: Toddlers of Obese Parents More Susceptible to Developmental Delays
Study: Toddlers of Obese Parents More Susceptible to Developmental Delays
Ben Andrew Henry | Jan 4, 2017
Children born to obese parents are at increased risk of failing motor development and cognitive tests, according to an NIH-led study.
More Anti-CRISPR Proteins to Block Cas9
More Anti-CRISPR Proteins to Block Cas9
Kerry Grens | Dec 29, 2016
The latest CRISPR deactivators to be discovered turn off the Streptococcus pyogenes Cas9 widely used in genome editing.
New CRISPR-Cas Enzymes Discovered
New CRISPR-Cas Enzymes Discovered
Kerry Grens | Dec 22, 2016
A metagenomics analysis finds Cas9 in archaea for the first time, along with two previously unknown Cas nucleases from bacteria.
Superbug Gene Found on Pig Farm
Superbug Gene Found on Pig Farm
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 7, 2016
Evidence of resistance to a “last-resort” drug for antibiotic-resistant bacteria is discovered among farm animals for the first time.
Famed Mammalian Embryologist Dies
Famed Mammalian Embryologist Dies
Jef Akst | Dec 2, 2016
Andrzej Tarkowski’s research laid the groundwork for future advances in cloning, stem cell research, and in vitro fertilization.
Studies Conflict on Spores’ Need for Protein Synthesis
Studies Conflict on Spores’ Need for Protein Synthesis
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2016
Different assays lead to opposing conclusions on bacterial spores’ requirements during germination.
How to Track Cell Lineages As They Develop
How to Track Cell Lineages As They Develop
Kelly Rae Chi | Dec 1, 2016
Sequencing and gene-editing advances make tracing a cells journey throughout development easier than ever.
Engineered Bacteria Build Carbon-Silicon Bonds
Engineered Bacteria Build Carbon-Silicon Bonds
Joshua A. Krisch | Nov 29, 2016
Researchers tweak bacterial proteins, turning them into powerful enzymes capable of producing silicon-carbon compounds naturally and more efficiently than manmade catalysts.
Opinion: Aging, Just Another Disease
Opinion: Aging, Just Another Disease
Mutaz Musa | Nov 1, 2016
No longer considered an inevitability, growing older should be and is being treated like a chronic condition.