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A new synthetic antibiotic tightly binds bacterial ribosomes

A new synthetic antibiotic tightly binds bacterial ribosomes

Fully synthetic approaches expand the repertoire of possible antimicrobials to overcome existing antibiotic resistance mechanisms.
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Targeting disease proteins with molecular matchmakers

Targeting disease proteins with molecular matchmakers

Many diseases cause proteins to go haywire. Scientists are now developing drug molecules to change that.
A 3D rendered image of cancer cells viewed by scanning electron microscopy.

A sex-specific protein panel detects early-stage cancers

A sex-specific protein panel detects early-stage cancers

A limited set of plasma proteins identified 18 solid tumors in all major human organs.
A blue and white brain organoid set against a black background.

Tracing Alzheimer’s disease back to development

Tracing Alzheimer’s disease back to development

By watching brain organoids develop, researchers observed surprising abnormalities caused by mutations in a gene related to early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Nanotechnology and abstract graphene structures floating in a black background

Tear-shaped nanoparticles target COVID variants’ Achilles' heels

Tear-shaped nanoparticles target COVID variants’ Achilles' heels

Researchers designed a nanoparticle that inactivated a wide range of COVID-19 strains, potentially offering a broad-spectrum therapeutic approach.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa grown in Cetrimide Agar

Biofilm bacteria stay mobile to survive

Biofilm bacteria stay mobile to survive

The physical arrangement of cells within a biofilm significantly influences bacteria’s access to nutrients and may affect antibiotic susceptibility.
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