Bacterium turns waste into food

Live image of Kentrophoros sp. from Elba, Italy. This ciliate, a single giant (>1 millimeter) eukaryotic cell carries several million bacterial symbionts everywhere it goes, and harvests them for food. Half the biomass visible in this image is bacterial. © ...

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Confining cell-killing treatments to tumors

A new technique prevents cell-killing proteins called cytokines from escaping once they have been injected into a tumor. Image: MIT News Confining cell-killing treatments to tumors Attaching a Velcro-like molecule may prevent immune proteins called cytokines from leaking out of ...

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Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Orzo

Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Orzo Ingredients: 1-1/4 cups uncooked orzo pasta 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen broccoli with cheese sauce 2 tablespoons butter 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 medium onion, chopped 3/4 teaspoon ...

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The entire sky in X-rays

The eRosita X-ray telescope consists of seven identical mirror modules, each with 54 mirror shells. After the mirrors and cameras had been integrated in the cleanroom of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, the X-ray “eyes” were closed by ...

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Surviving summer’s biting bugs

Image: Getty images/Cunfek Surviving summer’s biting bugs Mosquito, bee and spider bites can bring summer fun to a standstill. While many are simply as annoying as a pesky fly, others can cause more serious conditions. “There are a lot of ...

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