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Solanimycin: New Antifungal Antibiotic Isolated from Pathogenic Bacterium
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Solanimycin: New Antifungal Antibiotic Isolated from Pathogenic Bacterium

Solanimycin, which is produced by Dickeya solani, the enterobacterial pathogen of potato, is active against a broad range of plant-pathogenic fungi and the human pathogen Candida albicans. Model for the structure of the first enzyme-free precursor of solanimycin. Image credit: Matilla et al., doi: 10.1128/mbio.02472. Many important drugs for treating microbial infections are derived from...

Isolated Putin loses his last allies as China and India heap pressure on him to end his bloody war in Ukraine
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Isolated Putin loses his last allies as China and India heap pressure on him to end his bloody war in Ukraine

RUSSIA’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has hinted Russia might have lost one of its last allies after he indicated an uneasy relationship with former supporter China. In recent days, China and India, once billed as friendly nations by the Kremlin, have heaped pressure on Vladimir Putin, following the president’s biggest escalation of the Ukraine war...

Broadband funding for Native communities could finally connect some of America’s most isolated places
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Broadband funding for Native communities could finally connect some of America’s most isolated places

And all that work at the “last mile”—installing or upgrading the antennas and cables that link up homes and businesses—is only part of the story. There’s also the “middle mile”—the infrastructure that small networks need to feed their data into the international telecommunications backbone. For the Blackfeet, this would involve updating that local exchange in...

Isolated Putin left at Beijing’s mercy as his disastrous war backfires
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Isolated Putin left at Beijing’s mercy as his disastrous war backfires

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with Chinese President Xi Jinping before an extended-format meeting of heads of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit (SCO) member states in Samarkand, Uzbekistan September 16, 2022 – SPUTNIK/REUTERS Vladimir Putin infamously kept Queen Elizabeth II waiting for 14 minutes during a state visit in 2003. Officials at the Palace were...

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If every person in the world isolated for a month, would all transmissible diseases disappear? | Infectious diseases

If every person in the world isolated from each other for a certain period of time, say a month, would all transmissible diseases disappear? Lily Pauls Post your answers (and new questions) below or send them to nq@theguardian.com. A selection will be published next Sunday. #person #world #isolated #month #transmissible #diseases #disappear #Infectious #diseases Source...