Plants 🪴 can grow longer root hairs to absorb more nitrogen from the soil. This response is triggered by a signaling cascade that involves the hormone auxin. The study, published in the journal Current Biology, provides new insights into how plants adapt to low-nutrient environments. The researchers found that low nitrogen levels increase auxin accumulation in the root ape🌱. Auxin is then transported to the root hair differentiation zone, where it activates transcription factors that promote root hair elongation 🧪. The study’s findings could help scientists develop crops that are more efficient at absorbing nitrogen from the soil🧫.
New Research Alert! Did you know that people who’ve battled depression might spend more time dwelling on the negative even after recovery? A recent study in the Journal of Psychopathology and Clinical Science sheds light on this important topic. Major depression affects many in the US and over 50% of those who’ve recovered experience relapse. […]
Late-onset neonatal sepsis, especially in pre-term infants, is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Coagulase-negative staphylococci, particularly Staphylococcus capitis NRCS-A, are common culprits, posing challenges due to antibiotic resistance. A UK study investigated NRCS-A contamination in NICUs. The bacterium was found in zones close to infected infants, emphasizing the need for stringent hygiene practices. […]
Antibiotics have revolutionized medicine, but their misuse has led to a global rise in drug-resistant infections, with Staphylococcus aureus at the forefront. Our latest review dives deep into: Understanding antibiotic targets and resistance mechanisms. Exploring recently approved S. aureus antibiotics. Uncovering the promising pre-clinical pipeline of antimicrobials. We’ll unveil the molecular actions of novel antibiotics, […]