When stubborn bugs refuse to make drugs

When stubborn bugs refuse to make drugs

Research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by biologist Joshua Blodgett in Arts & Sciences highlights comparative metabologenomics as a powerful approach to expose the features that differentiate strong antibiotic producers from weaker ones.
Depth of perception

Depth of perception

Minuscule tunnels through the cell membrane help cells to perceive and respond to mechanical forces, such as pressure or touch. A new study led by biologists in Arts & Sciences directly investigates what PIEZO channels are doing in the tip-growing cells in moss and pollen tubes of flowering plants, and how.
Two strands are tougher than one

Two strands are tougher than one

Research from the lab of Kimberly Parker at the McKelvey School of Engineering reveals key differences between single- and double-stranded RNA, insights that may prove useful to fields from agriculture to medicine.
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