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April 19, 2017

Fungal duo isolated from toxic lake produce novel antibiotic

Berkeley Pit fungi grown together make an antibiotic that fights MRSA

April 17, 2017

In bacteria, gene transcription and translation are coupled

Researchers take a picture of the “expressome,” a bacterial megamachine composed of RNA polymerase and the ribosome

April 17, 2017

Making biodegradable batteries out of silk

A silk-based battery could power implanted sensors or other medical devices

April 17, 2017

Method improves single-cell genome analysis

LIANTI leads to fewer errors that plague other amplification methods

April 17, 2017

Quantum dots could expand live imaging

Particles strongly emit short-wavelength infrared light, which penetrates tissue deeply

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