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A fortuitous collaboration at Rice University has led to the total synthesis of a recently discovered natural antibiotic.The laboratory recreation of a fungus-derived antibiotic, viridicatumtoxin B, may someday help...

Researchers have engineered the harmless gut bacteria E.coli to generate renewable propane.The development is a step towards commercial production of a source of fuel that could one day provide an alternative to...

Brazil could conserve its valuable Atlantic Forest by investing just 0.01 per cent of its annual GDP, according to a new study. The Atlantic Forest (Mata Atlântica) is one of the most important and threatened...

Until the last few decades, the frontal lobes of the brain were shrouded in mystery and erroneously thought of as nonessential for normal function—hence the frequent use of lobotomies in the early 20th...

Children who repeatedly become infected with malaria often experience no clinical symptoms with these subsequent infections, and a team led by UC San Francisco researchers has discovered that this might be due at...

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have solved the mystery of why a specific signaling pathway can be associated with alcohol dependence. This signaling pathway is regulated by a gene, called...

Duke University researchers have found a ”roving detection system” on the surface of cells that may point to new ways of treating diseases like cancer, Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral...

Continuous positive airway pressure is effective at treating sleep apnoea in older people, a new study has found.  Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a condition where the walls of the throat relax and narrow...