The transmembrane region is blue, the energy-driven domain is pink, the membrane lipids are light gray, and the head is light orange. The yellow “blob” represents the location of the gating residue in the pathway. Credits: Hugo MacDermott-Opeskin, Megan O’Mara, Christopher McDevitt Australian researchers have shown how the bacterium Streptococcus […]

Australian researchers have revealed how the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) obtains the essential nutrient, manganese, from our bodies, which could lead to better therapies to target what is a life-threatening, antibiotic-resistant pathogen. Pneumococcus is one of the world’s deadliest organisms, responsible for more than one million deaths each year and […]