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PET-Based Cell Tracking: New Way to Observe Life Processes

Researchers at Universitaet Tübingen have developed a new method to target specific cell types in mice and monitor their behaviour using Positron Emission Tomography (PET). PET-based cell tracking would aid to observe complex life processes in the body without exposing test animals to invasive methods and thus reduce the use of test animals. The results were published in the journal Nature Communications.

Antibacterial Beta Lactone Destroys Tuberculosis Pathogen

Tuberculosis remained as one of the most widespread life-threatening infectious diseases. The researchers have developed a structural analogue of mycolic acid, the essential membrane building block. Since antibiotic resistance makes treatment increasingly difficult. Moreover, the effectiveness of many drugs was limited due to bacteria's relatively impermeable mycomembrane. The findings of the study has appeared in the journal Angewandte Chemie