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NEW DRUG LEADS COULD BATTLE BRAIN-EATING AMOEBAE

Brain-eating amoebae can cause particularly harmful forms of encephalitis, and more than 95% of people who develop these rare but devastating...

PHYSICALLY PRODUCING COMPUTER-GENERATED ARTIFICIAL GENOMES TO UNDERSTAND DNA

The molecular blueprint of life is stored in DNA within the genome. The digital revolution in biology, driven by DNA sequencing, enables...

 
 
 
X-Ray Technology Sheds New Light on Antibiotic Synthesis

X-RAY TECHNOLOGY SHEDS NEW LIGHT ON ANTIBIOTIC SYNTHESIS

Atomic-scale structural analyses performed at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source are helping scientists understand the inner workings...

MORE THAN JUST A CARNIVAL TRICK: RESEARCHERS CAN GUESS YOUR AGE BASED ON YOUR MICROBES

Our microbiomes-the complex communities of microbes that live in, on and around us-are influenced by our diets, habits, environments...

 
 
 

MORE THAN JUST A CARNIVAL TRICK: RESEARCHERS CAN GUESS YOUR AGE BASED ON YOUR MICROBES

QUORUM SENSING SYSTEM USED AS A TOOL IN METABOLIC ENGINEERING

Quorum sensing is a ubiquitous cell‐cell communication mechanism in microbes that coordinates population‐level cell behaviors, such...

 
 
 

AGONOTES: A ROBOT ANNOTATOR FOR ARGONAUTE PROTEINS

Abstract The argonaute protein exists in almost all organisms. In eukaryotes, it functions as a regulatory system for gene expression....

NEW PORTABLE TOOL ANALYZES MICROBES IN THE ENVIRONMENT

Imagine a device that could swiftly analyze microbes in oceans and other aquatic environments, revealing the health of these organisms...

 
 
 

KINTAI'S OBESITY DRUG THAT WORKS VIA THE GUT MICROBIOME MOVES CLOSER TO THE CLINIC

Microbes that live in the gut are believed to play an important role in human metabolism. Kintai Therapeutics, a Flagship Pioneering...

COMMON FOODS CAN HELP 'LANDSCAPE' THE JUNGLE OF OUR GUT MICROBIOME

Foods such as honey, licorice, oregano, and hot sauce have an antimicrobial effect and some of them trigger phage production in our...

 
 
 
Investors Go With Gut Ahead of Microbiome Therapy Boom, Says Seventure

INVESTORS GO WITH GUT AHEAD OF MICROBIOME THERAPY BOOM, SAYS SEVENTURE

French VC firm Seventure is raising over €200 million in a second dedicated fund focused on the microbiome and says the therapeutic...

 
 
 

BIOSENSING IN SMART ENGINEERED PROBIOTICS

Engineered microbes are exciting alternatives to current diagnostics and therapeutics. Researchers have developed a wide range of genetic...

IMPROVED UTILIZATION OF SOYBEAN MEAL THROUGH FERMENTATION WITH COMMENSAL SHEWANELLA SP. MR-7 IN TURBOT

Abstract Background Increased inclusion of plant proteins in aquafeeds has become a common practice due to the high cost and limited...

 
 
 
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IAMSCIENCE MADISON GREEN

By Mariah Cox | Bond LSC It's hard for a sixth-grader to nail down exactly what she wants to do for the rest of her life, but that's...

TEAMS OF MICROBES ARE AT WORK IN OUR BODIES. HERE'S HOW TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THEY'RE DOING

An algorithm akin to the annoyingly helpful one that attempts to auto-complete text messages and emails is now being harnessed for...

 
 
 
Gut feeling: Bacteria in your gut can tell you if you're at risk of getting colorectal cancer

GUT FEELING: BACTERIA IN YOUR GUT CAN TELL YOU IF YOU'RE AT RISK OF GETTING COLORECTAL CANCER

Researchers continue to find links between gut microbiota - the population of microbes that live in the intestine - and cancers. In...

A NEW WAY TO CONTROL MICROBIAL METABOLISM

Microbes can be engineered to produce a variety of useful compounds, including plastics, biofuels, and pharmaceuticals. However, in...

 
 
 
A Matchmaker for Microbiomes

A MATCHMAKER FOR MICROBIOMES

A unique neural network architecture called mmvec has made it possible to accurately infer the interactions between the microbes that...

AMON: ANNOTATION OF METABOLITE ORIGINS VIA NETWORKS TO INTEGRATE MICROBIOME AND METABOLOME DATA

Untargeted metabolomics of host-associated samples has yielded insights into mechanisms by which microbes modulate health. However,...