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Bacterial armour could be a new target for antibioticsAugust 7, 2018

Stanford researchers have found that a thin membrane, thought to be just a shrink wrap around some bacterial cell walls, has structural properties critical for survival, and drugs that destroy it could be a new approach to treating infection
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Diversity in engineering and the leaky pipeMay 15, 2018

PJ Rudden shares some of the key points from a seminar ‘Fixing the leaky pipeline and retaining our talent’, organised by the Royal Irish Academy and Engineers Ireland and chaired by former president Prof Jane Grimson

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Are bigger bacteria easier to kill?March 20, 2018

Stanford researchers have discovered a genetic 'tuning knob' that can increase the size of harmful bacteria like E. coli, making them more susceptible to antibiotics
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The complexity of engineering for life in spaceMarch 6, 2018

NUI Galway biomedical engineering PHD student Ilaria Cinelli explains the unique challenges of engineering solutions for space missions, and that it is important because 'life in space is for life on Earth'