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June 16, 2015
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UCLA nanoscientists are first to model atomic structures of three bacterial nanomachines

Cryo electron microscope enables scientists to explore the frontiers of targeted antibiotics Researchers at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute have become the first to produce images of the atomic structures of three specific biological nanomachines, each derived from a different potentially … Continue reading

February 27, 2014
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Scientists Chip Away at the Mystery of What Lives in Our Mouths

Sequencing of harmless oral bacterium offers insights about its disease-causing relative COLUMBUS, Ohio – Scientists have pieced together sections of DNA from 12 individual cells to sequence the genome of a bacterium known to live in healthy human mouths. With … Continue reading

June 11, 2013
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Biotech Crops vs. Pests: Successes, Failures from the First Billion Acres

A new global assessment helps scientists explain why genetically modified crops have suppressed some pests for longer than a decade, while others adapted in a few years. Since 1996, farmers worldwide have planted more than 1 billion acres (400 million … Continue reading

March 31, 2013
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Multi-Toxin Biotech Crops Not Silver Bullets, UA Scientists Warn

The popular new strategy of planting genetically engineered crops that make two or more toxins to fend off insect pests rests on assumptions that don’t always apply, UA researchers have discovered. Their study helps explain why one major pest is … Continue reading

February 25, 2013
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Mutant Champions Save Imperiled Species from Almost-Certain Extinction

Species facing widespread and rapid environmental changes can sometimes evolve quickly enough to dodge the extinction bullet. Populations of disease-causing bacteria evolve, for example, as doctors flood their “environment,” the human body, with antibiotics. Insects, animals and plants can make … Continue reading

February 22, 2013
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Building Healthy Bones Takes Guts

In what could be an early step toward new treatments for people with osteoporosis, scientists at Michigan State University report that a natural probiotic supplement can help male mice produce healthier bones. Interestingly, the same can’t be said for female … Continue reading

February 21, 2013
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UA Entomologists Partner with China to Thwart Bollworm Resistance to Bt Cotton

Researchers at the UA are studying resistance in pink bollworm in China and working to develop strategies against it. University of Arizona entomologists are joining forces with scientists on the other side of the globe to protect cotton in China … Continue reading

January 12, 2013
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Virus Caught in the Act of Infecting a Cell

About the video: watch an animation showing the changes in the structure of a T7 virus as it infects an E. coli bacterium. AUSTIN, Texas — The detailed changes in the structure of a virus as it infects an E. … Continue reading