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How Bacteria in Flies Kill Parasitic Wasps
How Bacteria in Flies Kill Parasitic Wasps
Shawna Williams | Jul 10, 2017
Ribosome-inactivating proteins from symbiotic bacteria leave their hosts unharmed.
Next Generation: Blood-Cleansing Device
Next Generation: Blood-Cleansing Device
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 14, 2014
An external device that mimics the structure of a spleen can cleanse the blood of rats with acute sepsis, ridding the fluid of pathogens and toxins.
Fighting Microbes with Microbes
Fighting Microbes with Microbes
Amy Coombs | Jan 1, 2013
Doctors turn to good microbes to fight disease. Will the same strategy work with crops?
Weeding Out Arsenate
Weeding Out Arsenate
Sabrina Richards | Oct 3, 2012
A miniscule change in a hydrogen bond angle explains how bacteria can select phosphate over arsenate even in high-arsenate conditions.
Down and Dirty
Amy Coombs | Sep 1, 2012
Diverse plant communities create a disease-fighting "soil genotype."
Cancer-Causing Gut Bacteria
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 17, 2012
Mice with inflammatory bowel disease harbor gut bacteria that damage host DNA, predisposing mice to cancer.
Bacterial Exploitation
Ruth Williams | Jul 5, 2012
Field studies reveal non-virulent bacteria take advantage of their virulent counterparts to get a free pass into their host.
Live and In Color
Sarah Webb | Apr 1, 2012
How to track RNA in living cells