For the first time, scientists have created from scratch self-assembling protein filaments built from identical protein subunits that snap together spontaneously to form long, helical, thread-like structures.
In the United States, one of every five hospitalized people develops acute kidney injury (AKI). Numerous causes, alone and in concert, can trigger the condition; they include infection, low blood pressure, and reaction to medication.
A newly discovered toxin that some bacteria deploy to fend off competing bacteria stands out from others in the battle for microbial domination. While many deadly substances have been identified among bacteria, this previously unknown toxin beh