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August 17, 2017

Probiotic prevents sepsis in infants

Treatment could reduce infections responsible for neonatal deaths in the developing world

August 17, 2017

Structure of superlong, ice-binding protein reported

Protein helps Antarctic bacteria stick to ice and photosynthetic diatoms at same time

August 16, 2017

‘Magic mushroom’ enzyme mystery solved

Researchers unravel the biosynthesis of the psychoactive drug psilocybin, making large-scale production a possibility

August 8, 2017

Frozen fish embryos warm up better with nanorods

New technique uses gold nanoparticles to improve viability of frozen zebrafish embryos

August 7, 2017

Revealing 3-D organization of meiosis complex

Combining two kinds of microscopy reveals a layered structure in the synaptonemal complex

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