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Weizmann Institute of Science scientists have discovered a bacterial immune system that "neuters" the tails of viruses. The new system is based on a protein previously discovered by Nobel laureates Avraham Hershko and Aharon Chachanover
Weizmann Institute of Science scientists made bacterial cells mimic processes characteristic of multicellular organisms, and discovered a possible defense mechanism against cancer
This is how the decision-making mechanism of viruses works
on the cellular division plan
An examination of known growth laws that were discovered recently, led to the discovery of new growth laws
A new international study on treatment using the PASA16 phage (a virus that kills only bacteria), showed a success rate of over 80% and gives hope for a beneficial treatment for resistant infections
The new system was discovered in bacteria - but is also used in corals, bees and others
Degeneration of the cells of the immune system in the brain may be the biological cause of depression, and there may be substances that can restore these cells - and be antidepressants
Bacteria that are carried in the air for great distances on particles land in part on the ground while they are alive - and ready to multiply
For many years, researchers from all over the world have debated the question: how do bacteria move? A new international study sheds light on the movement mechanism of those microscopic creatures, through a reexamination of the proteins that make them up
Nanotechnology engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed tiny robots - micro-robots, in their full name - that are able to swim inside the lungs, reach the bacteria that cause pneumonia, kill them and reverse the damage they do to the body
How did evolution overcome the lack of order in the storage of genetic information in the transition from bacteria to more developed creatures?
Nicotine and other compounds found in cigarettes penetrate the intestine through the bloodstream and change the composition of the intestinal bacteria and their products
A defense mechanism discovered in bacteria may make it possible to improve the resistance of agricultural crops to pests
The institute's scientists and their research partners from the Technion and Tel Aviv University have for the first time created mixed beams of individual atoms
The intestinal bacteria have an effect on chronic diseases such as: diabetes, obesity and even mental illnesses. Dr. Omri Koren talks about the research focused on the microbiome
Treating the host and not the bacteria is a breakthrough for the development of innovative and effective treatments that do not cause the development of resistance to antibiotics
And what is the connection with the Genesis mission that crashed on the moon? For 50 years, government organizations adhered to the accepted rules and laws for the self-defense of the solar system against terrestrial pollution. Now they are joined by an increasing number of space missions
This is how bacteria turn the cells of the immune system into an all-inclusive hotel: bacteria swallowed by macrophages sometimes manage not only to survive but even thrive inside them, as if they were incubators that help spread
Graphene shell helps particles destroy drug-resistant bacteria in wastewater treated in dedicated facilities
Astronomers have discovered a rare element - phosphine - in the clouds of the planet Venus. On Earth, this gas is only produced in industry or it is emitted by bacteria living in an oxygen-limited environment
These days, the ability of these substances to fight viruses that harm humans, including the flu and corona viruses, is being tested
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