Bacteriology (128 News)

How Probiotics Have the Potential to Save Thousands of Newborns Lives!

Aug 21, 2017 5:00 pm
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If you're in desperate need for some good news, look no further. Scientists in the U.S. and India have found an inexpensive treatment that coul...

Even bacteria have baggage, and understanding that is key to fighting superbugs

Aug 18, 2017 10:30 am
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New research points to treatment strategies for multi-drug antibiotic resistance using currently available drugs. The study, publishing August 8 in th...

Forensic Investigators Use Oral Bacteria to Estimate Time of Death!

Aug 17, 2017 7:00 pm
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Accurately determining the time since death is an important aspect of forensic sciences and casework. New research indicates that this might be achiev...

How Penile Bacteria Could Help HIV Infection?

Aug 15, 2017 3:00 pm
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A ten-fold increase in some types of bacteria living under the foreskin can increase a man's risk of HIV infection by up to 63 percent, according ...

Using Saliva to Generate Electricity!

Aug 14, 2017 1:30 pm
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Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have developed the next step in microbial fuel cells (MFCs): a battery activated by...

How Bacteria is Able to Resist Even Unknown Threats?!

Aug 7, 2017 5:00 pm
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Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) emerged long before the introduction of the antibiotic methicillin into clinical practice, accordin...

Structures, mechanisms that enable bacteria to resist antibiotics

Aug 4, 2017 6:00 pm
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Two new discoveries from Edward Yu's Iowa State University laboratory are adding to the scientific understanding of how bacteria resist antibiotic...

For bacteria, smaller is better for causing superbug infections

Aug 2, 2017 6:00 pm
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Scientists at the University of Sheffield have discovered a new insight into how one of the most common hospital superbugs causes infections – s...

New tool to distinguish between viral, bacterial infections

Jul 31, 2017 2:00 pm
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Antibiotics are lifesaving drugs, but overuse is leading to one of the world's most pressing health threats: antibiotic resistance. Researchers at...

What fly guts could reveal about our health

Jul 29, 2017 6:00 pm
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Increasingly understood to be vital for wellbeing, gut microbiota are the trillion of microorganisms that live in the digestive tract of humans and ot...

Bacteria in Meat Found to Promote Colon Cancer Growth!

Jul 27, 2017 3:00 pm
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Most colon cancers may be caused by infections with bacteria that are normally found in cows. For decades we have known that Streptococcus gallolyticu...

Nanoparticles Join the Fight Against Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Jul 26, 2017 2:00 pm
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Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem, especially among a type of bacteria that are classified as "Gram-negative." These bacteria have ...

Diabetes Affects Even Mouth Bacteria!

Jul 25, 2017 3:01 pm
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A new study led by University of Pennsylvania researchers has found that the oral microbiome is affected by diabetes, causing a shift to increase its ...

How Safe Are Biopesticides?

Jul 24, 2017 3:00 pm
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Researchers at the University of Exeter published an impassioned defense of the biopesticide Bacillus thuringiensis, refuting a report by the European...

Getting Clues on Babies' Brains From Diapers!

Jul 23, 2017 5:00 pm
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If you're the parent of an infant, diaper duty probably isn't your favorite part of the day. But you dutifully check the contents of each one ...

Bacteria Detected in Brains of Alzheimer's Patients!

Jul 23, 2017 1:00 pm
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Researchers in the UK have used DNA sequencing to examine bacteria in post-mortem brains from patients with Alzheimer's disease. Their findings su...

Another Reason That Might Make You Eat More Yogurt!

Jul 18, 2017 4:00 pm
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Yogurt is more than an excellent source of protein, calcium, and gut-healthy probiotic bacteria. A protein isolated from probiotic lactobacillus bacte...

A Key Finding Offers New Hope For Better Treatment of Tuberculosis

Jul 17, 2017 3:00 pm
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A recent discovery by Cornell University researchers could lead to a new, effective treatment for persistent tuberculosis infections. Brian VanderV...

How Some Skin Bacteria Contribute to Eczema Flare-ups?

Jul 17, 2017 2:00 pm
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Particular strains of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria have been linked to skin irritation in children with eczema, suggesting that the microbes that li...

Stripping Bacteria of Their Protective Biofilms!

Jul 17, 2017 11:00 am
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Biofilms are slimy, glue-like membranes that are produced by microbes in order to colonize surfaces. They protect microbes from the body's immune ...


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