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Microbes that can live on electricity

  Previously, only two types of autotrophs (organisms that can produce nutrients from simple inorganic substances, such as carbon dioxide) were known: those that use light as the energy source (phototrophs) and those that...


Mechanism of new anticonvulsant unraveled: how it “sticks” to the target

Epilepsy is a common disorder, affecting 1 in every 100 people worldwide. However, an overwhelming number of patients develop resistance to common medications, requiring new classes or improved versions of existing drugs. In the...


Unwrapping the action of a new diabetes drug: leptin

Researchers have unraveled the metabolic pathway of a new promising anti-diabetic agent, leptin. Leptin effectively reduces blood glucose in diabetic mice by depleting substrates critical for energy production in the body, according to a...

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