Using this computational system, researchers can identify viral protein sequences that could make better vaccine targets.
Jan. 14, 2021 • ~8 min
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A symbiotic culture of specialized yeast and bacteria can generate tough materials able to perform a variety of functions.
Jan. 11, 2021 • ~5 min
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The bacteria scrub out nitrogen, potentially defending against certain nutrient overloads.
Jan. 8, 2021 • ~7 min
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A diverse group of researchers is working to turn new discoveries about the trillions of microbes in the body into treatments for a range of diseases.
Jan. 5, 2021 • ~10 min
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Study suggests sea ice blocks the flow of carbon both into and out of the ocean, in roughly equal measure.
Oct. 1, 2020 • ~6 min
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Shortening carbohydrates in the bacterial cell wall makes them more vulnerable to certain drugs.
Sept. 16, 2020 • ~6 min
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Bacteria linked to Crohn’s disease are difficult to grow in the lab, but MIT engineers have found a way.
Aug. 6, 2020 • ~7 min
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The experimental drug has shown promise in early-stage clinical trials conducted in Singapore.
July 29, 2020 • ~8 min
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The company is developing treatments that restore gut bacteria in people struggling with a range of diseases.
July 23, 2020 • ~8 min
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Microneedles made of silk-based material can target plant tissues for delivery of micronutrients, hormones, or genes.
April 26, 2020 • ~7 min
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