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  1. Extra letters added to bug genetic codeRead the original story w/Photo

    53 min ago | BBC News

    ... stably maintain that information." Key to the advance was a modification to a molecular transporter, which helps the E. coli bugs import the UBP. Next, the researchers optimised their previous version of Y so that it could be better recognised by ...

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  2. A semisynthetic organism engineered for the stable expansion of the genetic alphabetRead the original story

    1 hr ago | CiteULike

    All natural organisms store genetic information in a four-letter, two-base-pair genetic alphabet. The expansion of the genetic alphabet with two synthetic unnatural nucleotides that selectively pair to form an unnatural base pair would increase the information storage potential of DNA, and semisynthetic organisms that stably harbor this expanded alphabet would thereby have the potential to store and retrieve increased information.

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  3. First step to 'designer life': Biologists breed bacteria with...Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Canada.com

    ... in La Jolla, California, have added two extra, artificial letters to the ancient alphabet of A, C, G and T. And the E. coli living with this unusual six-letter, three-base-pair alphabet are, by the account published Monday in the Proceedings of the ...

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  4. Driving for tomorrow: What drives car technology in 20 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Autoblog

    ... Bacteria-made tires are already possible, thanks to companies like Goodyear and Genencor. They have engineered E. coli bacteria that can create massive amounts of isoprene by digesting sugar. A main ingredient in rubber, isoprene is today normally ...

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  5. Scientists create first 'stable' semisynthetic organismRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Manila Bulletin

    U.S. scientists on Monday announced the development of the "first" stable semisynthetic organism, an advancement that may have major implications for medicine and even pave the way for the creation of new life forms. "We've made this semisynthetic organism more life-like," senior author Floyd Romesberg, professor of the Scripps Research Institute, said in a statement.

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  6. Auckland's water shock: Bacteria levels 'dangerously high'Read the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    "Dangerously high" levels of bacteria indicating the presence of faeces have been found at two sites in Auckland's inner suburbs following water quality tests conducted by the New Zealand Herald Focus team. A sample from Cox's Creek near Cox's Bay revealed E. coli levels of 590 cfu/100ml - about four times the 126 cfu limit for recreation.

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  7. Scientists create first stable semisynthetic organismRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Science Blog

    ... more. When Romesberg and his colleagues announced the development of X and Y in 2014, they also showed that modified E. coli bacteria could hold this synthetic base pair in their genetic code. What these E. coli couldn't do, however, was keep the ...

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  8. Highly efficient uptake of a rifamycin derivative via the...Read the original story

    15 hrs ago | CiteULike

    ... and related bacteria. This increased activity is shown here to be due to the efficient uptake of CGP 4832 across the E. coli outer membrane via the ferrichrome transport system comprising the outer membrane FhuA (TonA) protein, the ferrichrome ...

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  9. Semisynthetic life reliably replicates with artificial DNARead the original story

    16 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    ... into the organism itself to give it new abilities. The organism is a modified form of the common gut bacterium E. coli, a usually harmless microbe that is a model organism in microbiology. Natural proteins made through recombinant DNA technology (in ...

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  10. Researchers reveal 'alien' life using synthetic DNARead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, introduced DNA molecules not found in nature to a common bacterium The E. coli bugs are able to grow and reproduce as normal despite containing two extra letters in their genetic code In the future the research could lead to creation of microbes capable of manufacturing entirely new proteins that could be used in medicine Some people are worried that the rapid advance of 'synthetic biology' could lead to the worrying prospect of new life-forms escaping from labs The modified E.coli bacteria was made by scientists who introduced DNA molecules not found in nature to a common bacterium.

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  11. Smithfield municipal center water contaminated againRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Pocono Record

    Smithfield Township Municipal Center has water worries once again. In December, samples tested posted for E. coli bacteria in the building's water supply.

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  12. Scientists create first "stable" semisynthetic organismRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    U.S. scientists on Monday announced the development of the "first" stable semisynthetic organism, an advancement that may have major implications for medicine and even pave the way for the creation of new life forms. "We've made this semisynthetic organism more life-like," senior author Floyd Romesberg, professor of the Scripps Research Institute, said in a statement.

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  13. TSRI Scientists Create First Stable Semisynthetic OrganismRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | Newswise

    ... more. When Romesberg and his colleagues announced the development of X and Y in 2014, they also showed that modified E. coli bacteria could hold this synthetic base pair in their genetic code. What these E. coli couldn't do, however, was keep the ...

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  14. How plant cells regulate growth shown for the first timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | EurekAlert!

    ... and yeast do not change size over time. Yeast cells divide when they reach a critical size, whereas bacteria such as E. coli increase by a constant volume between cell divisions. In the latter case, small cells become larger, and large cells ...

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  15. Dimethyl Sulfoxide and Ethanol Elicit Increased Amyloid Biogenesis...Read the original story

    Sunday | CiteULike

    ... assembly of functional amyloid fibers termed "curli" that mediate adhesion and biofilm formation. We discovered that E. coli exhibits a tunable and selective increase in curli protein expression and fiber assembly in response to moderate ...

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  16. Heartburn Pills Tied to Bacterial InfectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | News Max

    ... British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Researchers also tested for Salmonella, Shigella and Escherichia coli, or E. coli, but didn't find an association between PPIs and these infections. One limitation of the study is that it only included data ...

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  17. Sewage spill closes farmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Advocate

    CONTAMINATED WATER: The Break O'Day Council issued a public health warning, advising people to not make contact with the water, after an overflow at the St Helen's Esplanade Sewage Pump Station. Picture: Neil Richardson Five oyster suppliers and one clam fisher at St Helens could be out of action for at least three weeks after a sewage spill at Georges Bay.

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  18. Sewage spill forces closure of oyster farms | PicturesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 21 | Examiner

    CONTAMINATION: An overflow at the St Helen's Esplanade Sewage Pump Station has led to a public health warning. Picture: Neil Richardson Five oyster suppliers and one clam fisher at St Helen's could be out of action for at least three weeks after a sewage spill at Georges Bay.

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  19. Antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of Saccharomyces cerevisiae...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 20 | BioMed Central

    Conventional cultural method was employed to isolate and identify yeast and standard methods were used to determine different probiotic attributes, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. This study reports potential probiotic properties of a strain of S. cerevisiae IFST 062013 isolated from fruit.

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  20. Chipotle Mexican Grill: I'm Switching My OrderRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 20 | Seeking Alpha

    ... led me to switch my stance and become bullish on CMG. Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG ) has been plagued by the E. coli food scare for the past 14 months. However, I believe that management has positioned the company to rebound and the current ...

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