Scientists create first new antibiotic in nearly three decades


New method to detect estrogen, could improve cancer research

estrogen

estrogen

Scientists at the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Texas at Arlington have collaborated to develop a new method for detecting trace amounts of estrogen in small samples that holds the potential to improve research into cancer and other diseases. Read More

 

Novel nanowire clothing could keep people warm

Novel nanowire

Novel nanowire

To stay warm when temperatures drop outside, we heat our indoor spaces – even when no one is in them. But scientists have now developed a novel nanowire coating for clothes that can both generate heat and trap the heat from our bodies better than regular clothes. They report on their technology, which could help us reduce our reliance on conventional energy sources, in the ACS journal Nano Letters. Read More 

Scientists create first new antibiotic in nearly three decades

new antibiotic

new antibiotic

In a massive breakthrough, scientists have created the first new antibiotic in more than three decades, Teixobactin, that can treat many common bacterial infections such as tuberculosis, septicemia and C Diff or clostridium difficile colitis. Read More 

 

Developing light-activated nanocarrier to transport proteins into cells

nanocarrier

nanocarrier

University of California, Santa Barbara’s (UCSB) Reich Group uses lasers to spatially and temporally control the release of a tagged protein inside a cell. Optogenetics, which uses light to control cellular events, is poised to become an important technology in molecular biology and beyond Read More 

 

Beer digesting bacteria may fight against diseases, finds new study

beer

beer

A recent study led by Harry Gilbert, professor of biochemistry at Newcastle University, Eric Martens of the University of Michigan’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and Wade Abbott, research scientist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, has identified the complex machinery that targets yeast carbohydrates Read More

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