Hopping bacteria

New look at behavior upends common assumptions about bacteria Credit: Courtesy of the researchers Current biological models assume that many bacteria spread in a run-and-tumble pattern of diffusion,...

ISU study: Fifteen years of mosquito data implicate species most likely to transmit West...

A recently published study from Iowa State University medical entomologists found transmission of West Nile virus most often occurs in Iowa’s western counties, where the data also found the heaviest concentrations of the mosquito...

Minicircle DNA: Can This Technology Change CAR-T Therapy For the Better?

In biotechnology, plasmids are commonly used as vectors for the replication and cloning of recombinant DNA. For decades, scientists have been using plasmids for the development of therapies, the most recent one of which...

In vitro evolution of enhanced RNA replicons for immunotherapy

In vitro evolution of VEE replicons identifies mutations associated with prolonged and higher payload gene expression In order to identify mutations in the replicon that impact the persistence and strength of expression of payload genes...

Technology could help reduce exploitation of traditional weavers in Malaysia

New smartphone apps and greater use of social media could help reduce the exploitation of traditional weavers in poor rural regions of Malaysia, new research suggests Credit: Universiti Teknologi MARA

Intracellular parasitism, the driving force of evolution of Legionella pneumophila and the genus Legionella

1. Ochiai K, Yamanaka T, Kimura K, Sawada O. Inheritance of drug resistance (and its transfer) between Shigella strains and between Shigella and E. coli strains. Hihon Iji Shimpor (in Japanese). 1959:34. 2. Boto L. Horizontal gene...

Cooperation among fishers can improve fish stock in coral reefs

Credit: Tim McClanahan, Wildlife Conservation Society Cooperation within a group of people is key to many successful endeavors, including scientific ones. According to a study published in...

Scientists found a way to analyse the breathing of sleeping people without any wires

Hopefully, you will never need this technology, but may people do. People in hospitals are hooked up to devices that monitor their vital signs. This way doctors are able to accurately assess patient’s condition....

New two-tier method can enable early-stage detection of Alzheimer’s

Using current techniques, Alzheimer's disease, the most frequent cause of dementia, can only be detected once the typical plaques have formed in the brain. At this point, therapy seems no longer possible. However, the...

Drug Mopping Up Bacterial Toxins Shows Potential to Tackle Antibiotic Resistance in Phase I

An antibiotic-enhancing drug developed by the Swiss biotech Combioxin to tackle antibiotic resistance showed promising effects in a phase I trial. Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem around the world, causing common infections such as...

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