February 20, 2024

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Surprising Strategies: Scientists Quantify the Activity of Algal-Associated Bacteria at the Microscale

High resolution isotope analysis of the algal microbiome identifies ecological strategies not predicted by genome content.

February 12, 2024

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Researchers Directly Detect Interactions Between Viruses and their Bacterial Hosts in Soils

The first application of High-Throughput Chromosome Conformation Capture (Hi-C) Metagenome Sequencing to soil captures phage-host interactions at the time of sampling.

February 9, 2024

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How the Quantum World Can Help Scientists Engineer Biology

Improving genome engineering with quantum biology and artificial intelligence.

February 5, 2024

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Creating a Virus-Resistant Bacterium Using a Synthetic Engineered Genome

Scientists engineered a model bacterium's genetic code to make it virus-resistant and unable to exchange genetic material or grow without special media.

January 31, 2024

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Beyond Ice Cubes: Researchers Bring Complex Shapes to Sea-Ice Dynamics Models

Voronoi tessellation meshes focus on sea ice areas of interest and reduce computer resource needs.

November 8, 2023

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To Study Competition and Cross-Feeding, Scientists Build Synthetic Microbiomes

Modeling microbial interactions in synthetic communities offers insights into environmental processes.

November 6, 2023

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Researchers Use a Novel Approach to Design a COVID-19 Antiviral Drug

Solving atomic structure and binding for improved antiviral drugs.

November 1, 2023

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Imaging Shows How Inorganic-Microbe Hybrids Use Light to Turn Carbon Dioxide into Bioplastic

Scientists develop a multimodal imaging approach to study microbe–semiconductor biohybrids at the single-cell to single-molecule level.

October 18, 2023

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Signaling Across Kingdoms to Build the Plant Microbiome

Scientists discover a mechanism for plant-microbe interactions.

September 27, 2023

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Scientists Build a Spatial Atlas of the Chloroplast Proteome, the Home of Photosynthesis

By collecting the locations of 1,000-plus chloroplast-associated proteins, the atlas offers insights into protein functions and chloroplast organization.