Researchers at Rockefeller University have developed a new method for combatting bacterial infections using lytic enzymes derived from bacteriophages.

Bacteriophages normally use lytic enzymes to release themselves from cells by lysing cell membranes once they have made many multiple copies of themselves within the cell. Rockefeller scientists in New York City have harnessed the ability of certain bacteriophages to lyse the walls of specific pathogenic bacteria and applied this skill towards treating infection from the bacteria.

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A new study finds that a placental protein linked with preeclampsia can be targeted by RNA silencing, according to the New Scientist.

A settlement is expected in a Duke University lawsuit hinging on using falsified data to win grants, Retraction Watch and Science report.

A phylogenetic analysis finds that the rare hemimastigotes form their own supra-kingdom, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: approach for analyzing the expression of endogenous retroviruses, circular RNAs that influence host-virus interactions, and more.

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