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Microbial manufacturing

MIT spinout Manus Bio has created a low-cost process for engineering microbes with complex metabolic pathways borrowed from plants, which can produce an array of rare and expensive ingredients used to manufacture noncaloric beverages, perfumes, toothpastes, detergents, pesticides, and even ...

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WHO calls for earlier cancer diagnosis

Click for a full size image   WHO calls for earlier cancer diagnosis February 4, 2017 LATE diagnosis of cancer leads to millions of people enduring needless suffering and premature death, and efforts to catch the disease earlier must be ...

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Toward all-solid lithium batteries

Using specialized equipment, the MIT team did tests in which they used a pyramidal-tipped probe to indent the surface of a piece of the sulfide-based material. Surrounding the resulting indentation (seen at center), cracks were seen forming in the material ...

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Bacterial signaling systems

Bacteria respond to their environments – to ensure their own survival and proliferation – using two-component systems (TCSs). These systems consist of a bacterial receptor and a response regulator that changes bacterial behavior by modifying gene expression. Most bacterial receptors ...

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