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November 24, 2014

Enzyme Shuffles Its Tail For Catalysis

A glycosyltransferase essential to the virulence of tuberculosis is caught adopting two different conformations to modulate its catalytic activity

November 24, 2014

Triclosan Undergoes Further Review

Antimicrobial agent found in soaps and toothpaste causes liver tumors in mice; researchers recommend further evaluation for human toxicity

November 24, 2014

Synthetic Cells Elicit Immune Response For Cancer

Polymer dendritic cells that elicit desired T-cell immune response could be used in cancer vaccines

November 24, 2014

World War I Dysentery Bacterium Was Antibiotic Resistant Before The Antibiotic Age

With an eye toward vaccine development, genome sequence provides insight into Shigella evolution

November 24, 2014

Shanghai Chapter Shines

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