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Team discovers a new defense mechanism in bacteria

When confronted with an antibiotic, toxic substance, or other source of considerable stress, bacteria are able to activate a defense mechanism using cell-to-cell communication to "warn" unaffected bacteria, which can then anticipate, shield themselve.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJul 10th, 2024

Research team develops light-activated compounds to treat neuropathic pain

Light can be used to activate drugs in specific parts of the body through photopharmacology. This innovative approach involves modifying the chemical structure of a drug by adding a light-activated molecular switch, such as azobenzene. This allows th.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Visualization tool helps oceanographers predict sediment sample hotspots

A new data visualization tool designed by a Georgia Tech Ph.D. student is helping a team of microbial ecologists, geobiologists, and oceanographers gain more insight into how deep-sea microorganisms interact within their environment......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

3D printing tested for emergency spacecraft and medical supplies in space

Recently a team from the University of California, Berkeley, sent a new 3D printer to space on a Virgin Galactic mission......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Novel gene writing technology enables all-RNA-mediated targeted gene integration in human cells

In a recent study published in Cell, a research team led by Li Wei and Zhou Qi from the Institute of Zoology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has developed an innovative gene-writing technology based on retrotransposons. This achievement enables al.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Prussian blue analogs unlock affordable, long-lasting lithium-ion batteries

Prussian blue (PB), a well-known pigment used to dye jeans, has been recognized as an emerging material for next-generation batteries. A team of researchers, led by Professor Hyun-Wook Lee in the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering at UNIST has.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Hubble finds evidence for rare black hole in Omega Centauri

An international team of astronomers has used more than 500 images from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope spanning two decades to detect seven fast-moving stars in the innermost region of Omega Centauri, the largest and brightest globular cluster i.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

A comprehensive derivative synthesis method for development of new antimicrobial drugs

Efforts to combat the increasing threat of drug-resistant bacteria are being assisted by a new approach for streamlining the search for antimicrobial drug candidates, pioneered by researchers at Hokkaido University, led by Assistant Professor Kazuki.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Insight into one of life"s earliest ancestors revealed in new study

An international team of researchers led by the University of Bristol has shed light on Earth's earliest ecosystem, showing that within a few hundred million years of planetary formation, life on Earth was already flourishing......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Unprecedented warming threatens Earth"s lakes and their ecosystems

Lakes, with their rich biodiversity and important ecological services, face a concerning trend: rapidly increasing temperatures. A recent study published in Nature Geoscience by an international team of limnologists and climate modelers reveals that.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Study introduces lead-coated nickel catalyst for enhanced hydrogen evolution reaction efficiency

In a recent collaboration, a research team developed a hydrogen evolution reaction catalyst that minimizes degradation caused by reverse current in alkaline water electrolysis systems......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Research team models connection between enzyme activity and yields for the first time

A team from the University of Illinois has developed a modeling framework connecting enzyme activity related to photosynthesis to yield. This is the first time a model has tied the dynamic photosynthetic pathways directly to crop growth......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

New portable fluorescence sensors enable targeted detection of heavy metal chromium (III)

Prof. Jiang Changlong's research team from the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has developed a highly sensitive ratiometric fluorescent probe that can detect heavy metal trivalent chromium (Cr3+) in the environ.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 11th, 2024

Respiratory bacteria "turn off" immune system to survive, study finds

Researchers from The University of Queensland have identified how a common bacterium is able to manipulate the human immune system during respiratory infections and cause persistent illness. The research was published in PLOS Pathogens......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 11th, 2024

Team develops the first cell-free system in which genetic information and metabolism work together

The capacity of all living systems to develop, organize and sustain themselves is based upon a cyclical process in which genes and metabolism interact in parallel. While genes encode the components of metabolism, metabolism provides the energy and bu.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 11th, 2024

NASA researchers battle biofilm in space

A small group of scientists on the biofilm mitigation team at NASA's Marshall Space Center in Huntsville, Alabama, study solutions to combat fast-growing colonies of bacteria or fungi, known as biofilm, for future space missions......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 11th, 2024

Astronomers discover dozens of double-lined double white dwarf binaries

An international team of astronomers reports the discovery of 34 rare double-lined double white dwarf binary systems using the Intermediate-dispersion Spectrograph and Imaging System (ISIS) on the William Herschel Telescope (WHT). The finding was det.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 11th, 2024

NATO declares US ballistic missile defense base in Poland mission ready

NATO declares US ballistic missile defense base in Poland mission ready.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJul 11th, 2024

Travel scams exposed: How to recognize and avoid them

In this Help Net Security video, Aaron Walton, Threat Intel Analyst at Expel, discusses travel scams. For the past 18 months, the Expel SOC team has observed a campaign targeting administrative credentials for Booking.com. The attackers create phishi.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsJul 11th, 2024

Strengthening cybersecurity preparedness with defense in depth

In this Help Net Security interview, Chaim Mazal, Chief Security Officer at Gigamon, discusses cybersecurity preparedness measures for businesses, the impact of international inconsistencies on global operations, and the board’s role in cyberse.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsJul 11th, 2024

Genomic insights into adaptation to bipedal saltation and desert-like habitats of jerboas

Jerboas are a lineage of small rodents displaying atypical mouse-like morphology with elongated strong hindlimbs and short forelimbs. A research team has recently sequenced and reported the chromosome-scale genome of the Mongolian five-toed jerboa (O.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 10th, 2024