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Bacteria combined with gold to produce "living material" By Ben Coxworth March 31, 2014 An MIT rendering of a bacterial cell, trailing fibers containing gold nanoparticles and quantum dots (red and green spheres)

Engineers design ‘living materials’ Hybrid materials combine bacterial cells with nonliving elements that can conduct electricity or emit light.

Un virus genéticamente modificado para combatir infecciones

MIT researchers have devised a new mix-and-match system to genetically engineer bacteria-infecting viruses, called bacteriophages (yellow), to attack specific bacteria.

Image of the Day - Invasive Bacteria on The Scientist Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (blue) invade human cells via structural changes in the plasma membrane known as ruffles (red).

Image of the Day - Invasive Bacteria on The Scientist Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (blue) invade human cells via structural changes in the plasma membrane known as ruffles (red).

Welcome to eyewire, where you can help make discoveries about the neural structure of the retina.

Crowdsourcing the mapping of the human brain! A new application being created by MIT will facilitate a new era of neuronal mapping. The neuronal structure of the brain has been called the 'final frontier' of discovery within the human body.

How to stop leaks — the way blood does!  Harnessing the principle that allows blood to clot, MIT researchers are working on new synthetic materials to plug holes.  David L. Chandler, MIT News Office

How to stop leaks — the way blood does

How to stop leaks — the way blood does! Harnessing the principle that allows blood to clot, MIT researchers are working on new synthetic materials to plug holes. Chandler, MIT News Office

Quantum physics informs us that a system exists in superposition — that is, in all possible states — until we observe that it is only in one specific state. According to a 2002 poll of …

The Most Beautiful Experiment

Double slit experiment - revealed that a single photon can simultaneously go…

Genetically identical bacteria can behave in radically different ways

When a bacterial cell divides into two daughter cells there can be an uneven distribution of cellular organelles. The resulting cells can behave differently from each other, giving them an.

Cancer lasered away using gold nanoparticles. Mindblowingly awesome.

Cancer lasered away using gold nanoparticles.

Le verre le plus fin du monde a été créé par accident

Le verre le plus fin du monde a été créé par accident

A microscopic photo of a sheet of glass only two atoms thick blends with an artist's conception to show the structural rendering. (Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science). - Via LA Times

Artist stuffs Wikipedia into apple DNA to create real trees of knowledge - AIVAnet

Spores of Clostridium difficile, a bacteria that can cause intestinal disease and in some cases death. It seems to have surpassed MRSA as the most prevalent hospital-acquired infection among patients, according to a study by Duke University Medical Center researchers. (Photo: Duke University Medical Center).

Dangerous infections now spreading outside hospitals

The sharp rise is independent of known C diff risk factors and occurred across all US regions.

By sequencing the DNA of the offspring, scientists can now determine which traits came from each parent during the gene-shuffling process of fertilization.

Stanford researchers create a new technique to study how we inherit disease

By sequencing the DNA of the offspring, scientists can now determine which traits came from each parent during the gene-shuffling process of fertilization.

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