Bacteriology (270 News)

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. ...

Scientists Discover a Set of Simple Rules That Determine the Precision of CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing in Human Cells

Dec 18, 2018 11:00 am
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Crick scientists have discovered a set of simple rules that determine the precision of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing in human cells. These rules, publ...

Researchers Took an Important Step toward the Goal of Making Diseased Hearts Heal Themselves

Dec 17, 2018 12:00 pm
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A team of Rutgers scientists, including Leonard Lee and Shaohua Li, have taken an important step toward the goal of making diseased hearts heal the...

How the Distance of Microbial Competitions Shapes Their Community Structures?

Dec 8, 2018 10:00 am
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Inside the microbial communities that populate our world, microbes are fighting for their lives. These tiny organisms are in the soil, in the ...

Creating Microbes with an Expanded Genetic Code Can Open Up New Avenues in Synthetic Biology and Protein Engineering

Dec 3, 2018 2:00 pm
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Our genetic code is made up of four nucleotide bases, but in recent years, scientists have created microbes that incorporate totally new bases. Tha...

New Approach Identifies More Than 6,000 Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Gut Bacteria

Dec 2, 2018 12:00 pm
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A study carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham has used an innovative approach to identify thousands of antibiotic resistan...

Scientists Create Synthetic Microorganisms to Study Evolutionary Mysteries

Dec 1, 2018 3:00 pm
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Scientists at Scripps Research and their collaborators have created microorganisms that may recapitulate key features of organisms thought to have ...

A New Study Reveals the Oldest Bubonic Plague Genome to Date

Sep 19, 2018 1:00 pm
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An international team of researchers led by the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History has analyzed two 3,800-year-old Y. pestis genome...

Scientists Asking: How did the Zebra Got its Stripes, or the Leopard its Spots?

Sep 18, 2018 10:00 am
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How did the zebra get its stripes, or the leopard its spots? Mankind has been trying to answer such questions since our earliest recorded days, and...

Understanding H. pylori's Groundwork for Infection

Sep 17, 2018 11:00 am
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It’s been known for some time that a bacterium can cause several serious stomach ailments, including ulcers, gastritis and stomach cancer. Re...

A New Study Links the Emergence of Drug-resistant Bacteria to the hotter Climate

Sep 13, 2018 11:00 am
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A person’s chances of acquiring a drug-resistant infection may be higher if she lives in a warmer area. A study appearing today in Nature Cli...

The Tuberculosis Bacteria may Provide a Possible Explanation of the Cause of Parkinson's Disease

Sep 12, 2018 1:00 pm
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The mechanism our immune cells use to clear bacterial infections like tuberculosis (TB) might also be implicated in Parkinson's disease, according...

An Effective New Treatment Option for People with Hairy Cell Leukemia (HCL)

Sep 4, 2018 2:00 pm
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People diagnosed with hairy cell leukemia (HCL), an uncommon form of leukemia, may soon have an effective new treatment option, according to findings ...

Gang of Viruses Overcomes CRISPR

Aug 30, 2018 11:00 am
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CRISPR, or clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats, are an essential part of bacterial immunity designed to defend against foreign D...

A New Method to Identify Microbial Genes that Make Some Microbes Live in Your Gut

Aug 29, 2018 10:00 am
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Trillions of tiny microbes and bacteria live in your gut, each with their own set of genes. These gut microbes can have both b...


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