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Huge bacteria-eating viruses close gap between life and non-life

11 days ago   |   ScienceDaily

Bacterial viruses, called bacteriophages, are simple genetic machines, relying on their bacterial hosts to replicate and spread. But scientists have found hundreds of huge...
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Isolation and Complete Genome of the Marine Pseudoalteromonas Phage C7 from Coastal Seawater of Yellow Sea, China

1 month ago   |   Springer

Abstract A novel Pseudoalteromonas atlantica phage C7 was isolated from the coastal surface water in the Yellow Sea of China using the agar overlay method. Transmission...
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Bio Roundup: EQRx's Ambitions, Nektar No Vote, New Frazier Fund & More

Bio Roundup: EQRx's Ambitions, Nektar No Vote, New Frazier Fund & More

1 month ago   |   Xconomy

Perhaps the most talked-about news at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference this week was a new startup that launched with $200 million and an ambitious claim its first drug...
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Common foods can help 'landscape' the jungle of our gut microbiome

1 month ago   |   ScienceDaily

Foods such as honey, licorice, oregano, and hot sauce have an antimicrobial effect and some of them trigger phage production in our gut. We could use compounds in these foods...
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Phage Therapy Firm APT Lands DoD Contract for Antibiotic Alternative

Phage Therapy Firm APT Lands DoD Contract for Antibiotic Alternative

1 month ago   |   Xconomy

The Department of Defense has awarded Adaptive Phage Therapeutics a $10.2 million contract to help advance its experimental therapy for the treatment of multidrug-resistant...
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Taking one for the team: How bacteria self-destruct to fight viral infections

1 month ago   |   ScienceDaily

Researchers have discovered how a new immune system works to protect bacteria from phages, viruses that infect bacteria - new information that could be leveraged to improve...
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Isolation and Characterization of a Novel Bacteriophage Infecting Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae

1 month ago   |   Springer

Abstract A novel virulent phage, vB KpnP IME337, isolated from a hospital sewage in Beijing, China, that infects carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae KN2 capsular type...
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Functional screening of a soil metagenome for DNA endonucleases by acquired resistance to bacteriophage infection

2 monthes ago   |   Springer

Abstract Endonucleases play a crucial role as reagents in laboratory research and diagnostics. Here, metagenomics was used to functionally screen a fosmid library for...
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Optimized production of a biologically active Clostridium perfringens glycosyl hydrolase phage endolysin PlyCP41 in plants using virus-based systemic expression

2 monthes ago   |   BMC Biotechnology

Clostridium perfringens, a gram-positive, anaerobic, rod-shaped bacterium, is the third leading cause of human foodborne bacterial disease and a cause of necrotic enteritis in...
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CRISPR-resistant viruses build 'safe rooms' to shield genomes from DNA-dicing enzymes

2 monthes ago   |   Phys

Bacteria and the viruses that infect them are engaged in a molecular arms race as ancient as life itself. Evolution has equipped bacteria with an arsenal of immune enzymes...
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World Biotechnology Congress 2019

Hilaris Conferences is going to host its premier World Biotechnology Congress 2019 during October 01-02, 2019, Valencia, Spain. Biotechnology 2019 Congress aim to create a... Read more ...

World Biotechnology Congress 2019

Hilaris Conferences is going to host its premier World Biotechnology Congress 2019 during October 01-02, 2019, Valencia, Spain. Biotechnology 2019 Congress aim to create a... Read more ...

2nd International Conference on Tissue Science and Regenerative Medicine

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Invetx Fetches $15M to Develop Biologic Drugs for Man's Best Friend

Invetx Fetches $15M to Develop Biologic Drugs for Man's Best Friend

Veterinarians have a saying that a cat is not a small dog, says Invetx CEO Juergen Horn. Obviously, a dog of any size isn't the same as a human. But Horn, a veterinarian, says... Read more ...

Lundbeck's Alder Bio Bet Pays Off With FDA Approval of Migraine Drug

Lundbeck's Alder Bio Bet Pays Off With FDA Approval of Migraine Drug

A migraine drug that Lundbeck added to its pipeline via its nearly $2 billion acquisition of Alder BioPharmaceuticals won FDA approval on Friday. The drug, eptinezumab , is... Read more ...

IAmScience George Stewart

IAmScience George Stewart

By Becca Wolf | Bond LSC Medical bacteriologist, George Stewart has had a few stops along the way before he got to Bond LSC in 2004. Having done schooling and research at... Read more ...

Arima Genomics Completes Series A Financing

SAN DIEGO--Arima Genomics, Inc., a company focused on research tools to accelerate the understanding of genome sequence and structure toward their role in human health and... Read more ...

Viking Therapeutics to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Viking Therapeutics, Inc. , a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapies for metabolic and... Read more ...

Molecular characterization and overexpression analyses of secologanin...

Abstract Camptothecin is a high-value anti-cancerous compound produced in many taxonomically unrelated species. Its biosynthesis involves a complex network of pathways and a... Read more ...

Modulation of the Purine Pathway for Riboflavin Production in Flavinogenic...

Riboflavin is an indispensable nutrient for humans and animals, since it is the precursor of the essential coenzymes FMN and FAD, involved in variety of metabolic reactions... Read more ...

A Critical Review of Genome Editing and Synthetic Biology Applications in...

Being the green gold of the future, microalgae and cyanobacteria have recently attracted considerable interest worldwide, for they can be used to produce different kinds of... Read more ...

Biodegradation of penicillin G from industrial bacteria residue by...

An efficient biodegradation-strengthening approach was developed to improve penicillin G degradation from industrial bacterial residue in an expanded bed adsorption bioreactor... Read more ...

More clues for how the monkeyflower got its spots

The monkeyflower, or Mimulus, though possessing a relatively simple genome is able to produce a stunning array of pigmentation patterns. A team of researchers is one step... Read more ...