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Theoretical model explains biological phenomena that keep bacteria in shape

Fat bacteria? Skinny bacteria? From our perspective on high, they all seem to be about the same size. In fact, they are.

Precisely why has been an open question, according to Rice University chemist Anatoly Kolomeisky, who now has a theory.

A primal mechanism in bacteria that keeps them in their personal Goldilocks zones — that is, just right — appears to depend on two random means of regulation, growth and division, that cancel each other out. The same mechanism may give researchers a new perspective on disease, including cancer.

The “minimal model” by Kolomeisky, Rice postdoctoral researcher and lead author Hamid Teimouri and Rupsha Mukherjee, a former research assistant at Rice now at the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, appears in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.

Everywhere we see bacteria, they more or less have

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What Happened To Chrissy Teigen? Model Explains Her Pregnancy Complications

Chrissy Teigen’s most devout fans are aware that the model has been on bed rest for the last few weeks due to her pregnancy, but over the weekend, they learned that the 34-year-old’s condition took a scary turn.

On Sunday night, the model shared several videos on her Instagram Story detailing the excessive bleeding that she has experienced throughout her pregnancy, and how it has put her baby boy in a precarious position.

“So, we all know I’ve been on bed rest for a few weeks. And that’s like super serious bed rest, like get up to quickly pee and that’s it. I would take baths twice a week, no showering… I was always, always bleeding,” Teigan began her series of posts.

“I’m about like halfway through pregnancy and the blood has been going on for like a month…maybe a little bit less than a month. But we’re talking like

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