Bacteriology (284 News)

Researchers Discover a Mechanism with Which Bacteria Attack an Organism’s Immune System

Mar 16, 2019 12:00 pm
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A research team led by Prof. Dr. Winfried Römer and Dr. Elias Hobeika from the University of Freiburg and the University Medical Center in Ulm...

DNA Damaging Gut Bacteria Toxin Might Be Involved in Colorectal Cancer

Mar 12, 2019 2:00 pm
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For more than a decade, scientists have worked to understand the connection between colibactin, a compound produced by certain strains of E. coli, ...

A Genetic Test to Detect Antimicrobial Resistance

Mar 11, 2019 5:00 pm
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Researchers at American University have developed a new, highly sensitive rapid genetic test that can determine whether bacteria carries a gene tha...

Could We Treat Tuberculosis by Its Suicide System?

Mar 9, 2019 3:00 pm
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Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. In 2017, 10 million people around the world fell ill with TB and 1.3 million died...

A New Method Offers a Promising Solution to Fight E.coli Resistance to Antibiotics

Feb 25, 2019 1:00 pm
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Scientists from The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU) have discovered that a combination of two common antibiotics is able...

Identifying a New Target Protein Which Can Inhibit Destructive Effects in Tuberculosis

Feb 21, 2019 12:00 pm
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Tuberculosis treatment still entails the administration of several antibiotics over a period of months and is torturous for many patients. The path...

Genetic and Immunological Factors Make Some Children Susceptible to the Bacteria That Cause Strep Throat

Feb 19, 2019 1:00 pm
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A combination of genetic and immunological factors makes some children susceptible to the bacteria that cause strep throat LA JOLLA, CA—...

Identifying Almost 2000 Bacterial Species Living in the Human Gut

Feb 16, 2019 1:00 pm
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Researchers at EMBL's European Bioinformatics Institute and the Wellcome Sanger Institute have identified almost 2000 bacterial species living ...

A New Vaccine against Streptococcus Pneumonia Based on Its Sibling "Streptococcus Mitis"

Feb 10, 2019 1:00 pm
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Vaccinating laboratory mice with Streptococcus mitis bacteria prevents their virulent sibling, Streptococcus pneumoniae from infecting the mice. Th...

Lung Tumors Exploit Bacteria to Promote Their Own Survival

Feb 10, 2019 12:00 pm
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MIT cancer biologists have discovered a new mechanism that lung tumors exploit to promote their own survival: These tumors alter bacterial populati...

Finding Genes that Confer Resistance to Antibiotics in One of the World’s Last Pristine Environments, the Arctic!

Jan 31, 2019 2:00 pm
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Antibiotic-Resistant Genes (ARGs) that were first detected in urban India have been found 8,000 miles away in one of the last ‘pristine&rsquo...

Porphyromonas Gingivalis (Pg) Appears to Drive Alzheimer's Disease (AD) Pathology

Jan 28, 2019 4:00 pm
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New science uncovers how an unlikely culprit, Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg) -- the bacterium commonly associated with chronic gum disease -- appear...

How Do Bacterial Metabolites Stimulate Intestinal Immune Response?

Jan 28, 2019 2:00 pm
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For at least a decade, researchers have known that normal bacteria in the gut can induce intestinal immune cells to extend tentacle-like structures...

The Role of Inverton Switches in Helping Bacteria Resist Antibiotics

Jan 27, 2019 1:00 pm
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Bacteria have a number of well-known tricks available to them to adapt to changing environments, such as mutation and sharing snippets of DNA with ...

How Can Bacteria Help Detect Cancer-Causing Proteins in Humans?

Jan 15, 2019 4:00 pm
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A team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas at Austin has applied an unconventional approach that used bact...

Researchers Unlock Several Large Gene Clusters by Enticing Away the Repressors Dampening Silent Genes

Jan 6, 2019 4:00 pm
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — By enticing away the repressors dampening unexpressed, silent genes in Streptomyces bacteria, researchers at the University...

Scientists Discover a Genetic Variant That Greatly Increases a Person's Likelihood of Developing Tuberculosis

Jan 6, 2019 12:00 pm
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If you live in the United States, you are unlikely to come into contact with the microbe that causes tuberculosis. Your odds of encountering the mi...

How Does Gut Microbiome Regulate the Host's Immune System?

Jan 2, 2019 2:00 pm
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A new study in mice unveils the role of vitamin A in immune system regulation, a finding that could assist in developing treatments for autoimmune ...

Bacterial Protein Could Help Find lanthanides, Rare-Earth Metals Used in Smartphones

Dec 29, 2018 4:00 pm
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A newly discovered protein could help detect, target, and collect from the environment the rare-earth metals used in smartphones. Two new studies b...

Researchers Develop A High-Throughput RNA Sequencing Strategy to Study the Activity of the Gut Microbiome

Dec 18, 2018 3:00 pm
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Researchers from the University of Chicago have developed a high-throughput RNA sequencing strategy to study the activity of the gut microbiome. ...


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