Microbiology

Oldest Enzyme in Cellular Respiration Isolated

Frankfurt, Germany — In the first billion years, there was no oxygen on Earth. Life developed in an anoxic environment. Early bacteria probably obtained their energy by breaking down various substances...

Grow Faster, Die Sooner

Munich, Germany — Bacteria are survival artists: When they get nutrition, they multiply rapidly, albeit they can also survive periods of hunger. But, when they grow too quickly, their ability to survive...

Chlamydia: Greedy for Glutamine

Würzburg, Germany — Chlamydia are bacteria that cause venereal diseases. In humans, they can only survive if they enter the cells. This is the only place where they find the necessary metabolites for...

Re-Engineering Antibodies for COVID-19

Austin, TX — With millions of COVID-19 cases reported across the globe, people are turning to antibody tests to find out whether they have been exposed to the coronavirus that causes the disease. But...

Immunoprotein Impairs SARS-Cov-2

Bochum, Germany — A protein produced by the human immune system can strongly inhibit coronaviruses, including SARS-Cov-2, the pathogen causing COVID-19. An international team from Germany, Switzerland...

COVID-19 May Cause Deadly Blood Clots

Washington, DC — COVID-19 may increase the risk of blot clots in women who are pregnant or taking oestrogen with birth control or hormone replacement therapy, according to a new manuscript published...

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