Retrons Help Bacteria Defend Themselves from Phages: Study
Retrons Help Bacteria Defend Themselves from Phages: Study
The mysterious DNA sequences appear to help bacterial cells spot when they’ve been infected with viruses—and prompt those cells to self-destruct.
Retrons Help Bacteria Defend Themselves from Phages: Study
Retrons Help Bacteria Defend Themselves from Phages: Study

The mysterious DNA sequences appear to help bacterial cells spot when they’ve been infected with viruses—and prompt those cells to self-destruct.

The mysterious DNA sequences appear to help bacterial cells spot when they’ve been infected with viruses—and prompt those cells to self-destruct.

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Distinct Microbiome and Metabolites Linked with Depression
Distinct Microbiome and Metabolites Linked with Depression
Rachael Moeller Gorman | Dec 9, 2020
The gastrointestinal tracts of people with major depressive disorder harbor a signature composition of viruses, bacteria, and their metabolic products, according to the most comprehensive genomic and metabolomic analysis in depression to date.
Virus Hunters: Searching for Therapeutic Phages in a Drug Resistant World
Virus Hunters: Searching for Therapeutic Phages in a Drug Resistant World
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Sep 21, 2020
Researchers Jason Gill and Paul Turner will discuss their work on bacteriophage therapy to treat drug resistant bacterial infections.
Gene Splicing Pioneer Dale Kaiser Dies
Gene Splicing Pioneer Dale Kaiser Dies
Ashley Yeager | Jun 29, 2020
Working with a virus that infects bacteria, the Stanford University biochemist and developmental biologist helped to develop a way to stitch DNA together, a discovery that gave rise to genetic engineering.
The Scientist Speaks Podcast – Episode 3
The Scientist Speaks Podcast – Episode 3
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Mar 25, 2020
Tackling Antibiotic Resistance: Viruses to the Rescue
Switch Master: A Profile of Barbara Meyer
Switch Master: A Profile of Barbara Meyer
Diana Kwon | Jan 13, 2020
Working with bacteriophages and nematodes, the University of California, Berkeley, molecular biologist uncovered a role for genetic switches in early development.
Infographic: Phage Protein Helps <em>E. coli</em> Evade Mouse Immune Cells
Infographic: Phage Protein Helps E. coli Evade Mouse Immune Cells
Catherine Offord | Jan 13, 2020
Researchers suggest the viruses can help endosymbiotic bacteria get along with their hosts.
Opinion: We Need More than New Antibiotics to Fight Resistance
Opinion: We Need More than New Antibiotics to Fight Resistance
Neil S. Greenspan, Arturo Casadevall | Nov 1, 2019
Metabolic disrupters, phages, and other approaches are going to be needed to treat the broadest possible range of patients infected by bacterial pathogens resistant to multiple drugs.
Genetically Modified Viral Cocktail Treats Deadly Bacteria in Teen
Genetically Modified Viral Cocktail Treats Deadly Bacteria in Teen
Ashley Yeager | May 8, 2019
Tweaking the genomes of two phages and combining them with a third phage helped to clear a persistent Mycobacterium infection in the patient.
Researchers Discover 10 New Immune Systems in Bacteria
Researchers Discover 10 New Immune Systems in Bacteria
Jim Daley | Jan 25, 2018
The findings more than double the number of known defense mechanisms, piquing the interests of molecular biology tool developers.