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January 8, 2017
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New Bacteria Groups, and Stunning Diversity, Discovered Underground

Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley research also provides new clues about the roles of subsurface microbes in globally important cycles One of the most detailed genomic studies of any ecosystem to date has revealed an underground world of stunning microbial … Continue reading

January 5, 2017
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Heutige Syphilisinfektionen könnten auf wenige gemeinsame Vorfahren der Erreger zurückgehen

Ein internationales Forscherteam unter Beteiligung der Universität Tübingen untersucht die genetische Herkunft des Syphiliserregers, der sich in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten wieder ausgebreitet hat Über die ersten Ausbrüche der Syphilis in Europa wurde 1495 im Krieg von Neapel berichtet. Der Erreger, … Continue reading

October 18, 2014
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Genduplikation als Erfolgsgeheimnis der Chlamydien

Chlamydien gehören mit mehr als 100 Millionen infizierten Personen weltweit zu den häufigsten sexuell übertragbaren Krankheitserregern. Matthias Horn und sein Team vom Department für Mikrobiologie und Ökosystemforschung der Universität Wien untersuchten, was hinter dem evolutionären Erfolg der Chlamydien steht und … Continue reading

April 20, 2014
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Vast Gene-Expression Map Yields Neurological and Environmental Stress Insights

Berkeley Lab scientists lead broadest survey yet of RNA activity in any animal A consortium led by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has conducted the largest survey yet of how information encoded … 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

December 31, 2013
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New Look Inside Cell Nucleus Could Improve Cancer Diagnostics

Researchers have sequenced the entire messenger RNA – the “genetic photocopies” – contained in the nucleus of a single cell, a long-anticipated step toward better cancer diagnostics and other medical applications. Researchers have successfully isolated and sequenced the entire messenger … Continue reading

November 18, 2013
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Edited RNA + invasive DNA add individuality

A study in Nature Communications finds that an enzyme that edits RNA may loosen the genome’s control over invasive snippets of DNA that affect how genes are expressed. In fruit flies, that newly understood mechanism appears to contribute to differences … Continue reading