Spotlight on Science News. 21 November 2018.

Spotlight on Science News. 21 November 2018.

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Putting a face on a cell surface

On the cell surface, anchored in the cell membrane, a wide array of proteins perform functions, which are vital for the cell. These proteins, collectively known as the surfaceome, are a cell’s antennae to the outside world, …
date11 minutes ago in Cell & Microbiology

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How do flying bees make perfect turns?

If you’ve ever lost your balance standing on a bus that takes a sharp turn at speed or felt your car skid when you drive around a corner too fast, you’ve experienced the effects of centrifugal force. Turning while simultaneously …
date22 minutes ago in Plants & Animals

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The Trojan horse of Staphylococcus aureus

Staphylococcus aureus causes different types of infections in humans, some of which are lethal. One of its most powerful weapons is α-toxin, which destroys host cells by forming pores in their membranes. Researchers at the …
date1 hour ago in Cell & Microbiology

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Removing toxic mercury from contaminated water

Water contaminated with mercury and other toxic heavy metals is a major cause of environmental damage and health problems worldwide. Now, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, present a totally new way …
date1 hour ago in Materials Science

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