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September 8, 2018
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Bacteria can pass on memory to descendants, UCLA-led team discovers

Findings are a major step toward understanding persistent infections that affect people with cystic fibrosis Led by scientists at UCLA, an international team of researchers has discovered that bacteria have a “memory” that passes sensory knowledge from one generation of … Continue reading

June 1, 2018
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Promise of New Antibiotics Lies with Shackling Tiny Toxic Tetherballs to Bacteria

AUSTIN, Texas — Biologists at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a method for rapidly screening hundreds of thousands of potential drugs for fighting infections, an innovation that holds promise for combating the growing scourge of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. … Continue reading

February 14, 2018
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Acid reflux drug linked to more than doubled risk of stomach cancer

The long term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a class of drugs commonly used to treat acid reflux, is linked to a more than doubling in the risk of developing stomach cancer, finds research by UCL and The University … Continue reading

January 10, 2017
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New Study Explains Mysterious Source of Greenhouse Gas Methane in the Ocean

For decades, marine chemists have faced an elusive paradox. The surface waters of the world’s oceans are supersaturated with the greenhouse gas methane, yet most species of microbes that can generate the gas can’t survive in oxygen-rich surface waters. So … Continue reading

November 20, 2016
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Bacteria Show Capacity for Rapid, Beneficial Mutations

AUSTIN, Texas — Scientists studying how microbes evolve have long assumed that nearly all new genetic mutations get passed down at a predictable pace and usually without either helping or hurting the microbe in adapting to its environment. In a new … Continue reading

November 7, 2016
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UW oceanographers grow, sequence genome of ocean microbe important to climate change

Sea turtles and whales may be the charismatic critters of the sea, but the true kingpins of the ocean make up 98 percent of the ocean’s biomass — and yet individually are too small to see with the naked eye.