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Unusual structures in bacterial cells keep viral infection from spreading; a list of new ones could provide improved biotech tools 

phages and bacterial cell
Virus-fighting viperins, part of the human immune system, turn out to have bacterial counterparts that might boost the fight against human...
When the NXF1 gene functions properly (left), RNA molecules (orange dots) of a particular single-exon gene are exported from the nucleus (purple) into the cytoplasm; when the NXF1 is silenced (right), the RNAs are largely stuck within the nucleus

Cells use two separate routes to export RNA out of the nucleus

Fluorescent image of artificial cells on a chip. The differences in genetic composition between cells produced the different colors, which reveal stages in building parts of a virus

The Weizmann Institute of Science group demonstrated the production of protein assembly lines on a silicon chip 

The Ultimate Decoy and Antibodies in the Fight Against Coronavirus

Dr. Ron Diskin of the Weizmann Institute's Structural Biology Department is concentrating his efforts on a two-pronged research...


The molecule points the way toward treating viruses that cross from animals to humans

antibodies against ebola virus

Scientists in Israel and Germany show, on the molecular level, how an experimental vaccine offers long-term protection against the disease

infected bacteria

A newly-discovered immune system in bacteria is the distance ancestor of one in our own cells

Noam Stern-Ginossar and group

What happens when a mechanism meant to protect the cell gets exploited by bad-mannered viruses? 

Phages attacking a bacterium_lab of Rotem Sorek

Multiple new and unusual bacterial defense mechanisms could lead to new biotech tools