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Brewer's Best Friend Stems From Accidental Encounter
News   Dec 06, 2019

Pilsner yeast, used to make hundreds of billions of liters of pilsner and other lagers every year, was created from an accidental encounter between two species of yeast.

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Immune Cell Acts as Shuttle To Spread HIV Around the Body
News   Dec 05, 2019

Research in mice suggests that particular immune cells act as a type of “shuttle” for facilitating the spread of HIV-1 virus-like particles.

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Exploring the Synthetic Biology Revolution
News   Dec 05, 2019

Cell-free engineering has evolved from a specialized research tool to the backbone of a variety of applications in synthetic biology that stand to dramatically impact society, from the environment to medicine to education.

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Key to Keeping Beer Fresher for Longer
News   Dec 05, 2019

Scientists have engineered lager yeast to make more molecules that protect beer against staling, resulting in improved flavor stability.

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Detecting Potential Anticancer Compounds That Reawaken T Cells
News   Dec 04, 2019

Researchers have developed a method for rapidly discovering potential cancer-treating compounds that work by "resurrecting" the anti-tumor activity of T cells.

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Investigating the Human Intestinal Mucus Barrier Up-close and Personal
News   Dec 04, 2019

Personalized medicine approach using a human Colon Chip opens up gateway to study mucus barrier functions in patients with intestinal diseases in vitro.

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Vaccine Could Stop Spread of Bovine TB
News   Dec 02, 2019

A novel vaccine and complementary skin test to protect cattle against bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) have been developed, that could save many from culling.

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Bacterial T-box Structure Could Be New Antibiotic Target
News   Nov 29, 2019

Researchers have discovered the structure of a regulatory mechanism unique to bacteria, which could provide a new avenue for designing new antibiotics targeted to pathogens.

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How Do Killer Immune Cells Protect Themselves From Self Harm?
News   Nov 29, 2019

White blood cells, which release a toxic potion of proteins to kill cancerous and virus-infected cells, are protected from any harm by the physical properties of their cell envelopes.

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Pictures Show How Malaria Parasites Evade Frontline Drugs
News   Nov 28, 2019

New pictures of a key mediator of drug resistance for the malaria parasite are now giving researchers clues about how to combat resistance.

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