Thursday, November 14, 2019
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New evidence supports the presence of microbes in the placenta

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine previously found evidence that the placenta harbors a sparse but still present community of microorganisms, which...

Research highlights possible targets to help tackle Crohn’s disease

Affecting around 115,000 people in the UK alone, Crohn's Disease is a lifelong condition which sees parts of the digestive system become inflamed....

Norovirus close-ups might help fight stomach flu

Knowing your enemy is an important principle of competition, and scientists may just have become more familiar with one nasty stomach virus.Closeup looks at...

SPbU scientists have discovered the first family of extracellular Rickettsia-like bacteria

The Deianiraeaceae, which has become the fourth family in the order Rickettsiales, currently contains one genus, Deianiraea. All previously investigated Rickettsiales are obligate...

Gut microbes eat our medication

The first time Vayu Maini Rekdal manipulated microbes, he made a decent sourdough bread. At the time, young Maini Rekdal, and most people...

Gut microbes interfere with Parkinson’s drug – but we could stop...

The main drug used by millions of people with Parkinson's disease could be made more effective and have its side effects limited, new research...

What makes prions the ‘zombie protein’?

tPrions don't sound so bad at first blush: they're simply proteins that have the wrong shape.tThey may sound innocuous, but "catching" prions is always...

An unnatural way to make natural products

From medicine to fragrances, nature provides many of the key chemical compounds needed in an endless number of pharmaceuticals and consumer products. Now,...

Breakthrough in chronic wasting disease research reveals distinct deer, elk prion...

Infectious proteins called prions cause a group of related, fatal and incurable neurodegenerative disorders, including bovine spongiform encephalopathy or Mad Cow disease and...

A Microscope – What A Wonderful Toy

I have always been fascinated by optical instruments that provide magnified views of Nature: microscopes, binoculars, telescopes. As a child I badly wanted to...