Bacteriology (38 News)

Why the Immune System Doesn't Attack The Gut Microflora

Mar 22, 2017 5:00 pm
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In order to maintain the microflora in the gut, the immune system must be taught to tolerate foreign bacteria. LMU researches have now shown how immun...

Importance of Rare Microbes on Environment

Mar 22, 2017 3:00 pm
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New work published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology suggests that bacteria present at very small levels in the environment actually make a...

How One Bacteria Hijack Another

Mar 19, 2017 10:00 am
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Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have investigated how a specific, pathogenic strain of Escherichia coli, EC869, can destroy other bacteria nearby. An ...

The Drug Combination that Weakens Bacterial Resistance

Mar 15, 2017 2:00 pm
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Last September, the United Nations gathered to recognize the serious threat that antibiotic resistance poses to the public. It is estimated that antib...

A New Strategy To Beat Antibiotic Resistance

Mar 12, 2017 3:00 pm
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There has been much recent talk about how to target the rising tide of antibiotic resistance across the world, one of the biggest threats to global he...

New Technology Increases Efficiency of Using Engineered bacteria in Industry

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 pm
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Using advanced fermentation technology, industrial biotech startup Manus Bio hopes to make manufacturing flavors, fragrances, and other products green...

New Technique to Study Infections in Lab

Mar 7, 2017 4:00 pm
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Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed a new 3D system to study human infection in the laboratory. The team, which includes in...

Parkinson's and Microbiome: Two Ways Interaction

Mar 7, 2017 2:00 pm
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There is growing evidence showing a connection between Parkinson's disease—a neurodegenerative condition—and the composition of the mi...

Using Viruses to Prevent Bacterial Infection

Mar 6, 2017 7:00 pm
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Oral administration of a cocktail of three viruses, all of which specifically kill cholera bacteria, prevents infection and cholera-like symptoms i...

Using New Technology to Understand Bacterial Division

Mar 6, 2017 12:00 pm
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A study reported Feb. 17 in the journal Science led by researchers at Indiana University and Harvard University is the first to reveal in extreme deta...

New Method for Comparing Strains In-Silico

Mar 4, 2017 8:00 pm
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Background Finding a source from which high-energy-density biofuels can be derived at an industrial scale has become an urgent challenge for renewabl...

How Normal Flora Affects Our Immune System

Mar 1, 2017 11:00 am
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Researchers from Harvard Medical School have reported on the results of a large-scale search for immunomodulatory organisms. Specifically, they analyz...

Viral Protein Enables Photosynthesis in Bacteria

Feb 28, 2017 3:00 pm
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Viruses propagate by infecting a host cell and reproducing inside. This not only affects humans and animals, but bacteria as well. This type of virus ...

A New Strategy For Tuberculosis Treatment

Feb 26, 2017 1:00 pm
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Mycobacterium tuberculosis has been called "the perfect pathogen." These bacteria hijack human macrophages, persist inside the cells to evad...

Ants help Scientists to Find antibiotic That Beats MRSA

Feb 23, 2017 5:00 pm
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A new antibiotic, produced by bacteria found on a species of African ant, is very potent against antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs' like MRSA ac...

Gut inflammation Affected by Gut Flora

Feb 23, 2017 3:00 pm
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Numerous human diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes and autism spectrum disorders have been linked to abnormal gut microbial commu...

Salmonella Becomes More Virulent Through Lossing Genes

Feb 22, 2017 9:00 am
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Salmonella infections are typically the culprit behind food poisoning outbreaks, but in sub-Saharan Africa, they often cause drug-resistant, deadly bl...

Fighting MRSA Using Silver Ion-coated Medical Devices

Feb 20, 2017 5:00 pm
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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections are caused by a type of staph bacteria that has become resistant to the antibiotics used...

Importance of Gut bacteria for Lung Defense in Newborns

Feb 20, 2017 11:00 am
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Doctors have long understood that antibiotics that protect infants from infection also can disrupt the normal growth of their gut bacteria. However...

Bacteria Sleep to Become More Resistant

Feb 17, 2017 5:00 pm
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Antibiotic resistance is a major and growing problem worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, antibiotic resistance is rising to dangero...


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