Bacteriology (144 News)

Gut bacteria metabolism may factor into hypertension

Oct 9, 2017 6:00 pm
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One in three American adults suffers from high blood pressure, or hypertension. The disease can be passed down in families, and certain lifestyle fact...

Two Genes Linked to Deadly Form of Bacterial Infection

Oct 2, 2017 2:00 pm
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The group A Streptococcus pathogen can cause a range of illnesses, from a relatively minor case of strep throat to life-threatening problems like pneu...

Cilia: 'The bouncer' of bacteria

Sep 16, 2017 6:00 pm
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Imagine a club scene—a bouncer at a velvet rope selects which individuals get into the club. This, explains Eva Kanso, a professor of mechanical...

Researchers break through the wall in bacterial membrane vesicle research

Sep 15, 2017 2:00 pm
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Many bacteria release membrane vesicles, which are nanoscale spheres consisting of a cellular membrane containing biomolecules. Membrane vesicles can ...

The bacteria responsible for legionellosis modulates the host cell metabolism to its advantage

Sep 15, 2017 10:30 am
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Scientists have shown that the bacterial pathogen Legionella pneumophila has developed a specific strategy to target host cell mitochondria, the organ...

How a Certain Amino Acid Can Be Used by Bacteria In Intestine to Curb Inflammation in Guts?

Sep 13, 2017 6:30 pm
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Summary: The combination of a bacterium that normally lives in the gut and a protein-rich diet promotes a more tolerant, less inflammatory gut immune...

Bacteria Stimulate Sweet Taste Receptors to Evade Immunity!

Sep 13, 2017 5:30 pm
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A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. has found that a certain type of bacteria produces compounds that cause swee...

Having The Right Bacteria For The Right Compound To Get Benefits!

Sep 12, 2017 11:00 am
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Microbes that live in the gut don't just digest food. They also have far-reaching effects on the immune system. Now, a new study shows that a part...

How Bacteria in the Guts Talks to the Brain?

Sep 6, 2017 7:00 pm
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Gut microbes have been in the news lately. Recent studies show they can influence human health, behavior, and certain neurological disorders, such as ...

DNA detectives crack the case on biothreat look-alikes

Aug 30, 2017 6:00 pm
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Biological "detectives" are tracking down biothreats such as the bacteria that causes tularemia ("rabbit fever"), but they constan...

Killing Bacteria With Light Just Like Vampires!

Aug 30, 2017 11:00 am
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On July 24 Vanderbilt scientist Eric Skaar, Ph.D., MPH, summarized his group's latest paper in a tweet: "If S. aureus is going to drink our b...

One step closer in explaining MS relapse during upper respiratory infection

Aug 28, 2017 8:00 pm
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For most of us, the flu is just the flu. We suffer through it for several days, and eventually bounce back. But for patients with multiple sclerosis (...

How Disturbing Bacterial Communication is More Effective Than Killing Them!

Aug 28, 2017 10:00 am
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Researchers at the University of Illinois have discovered a mechanism that allows bacteria of the same species to communicate when their survival is t...

Scientists Identify the Missing Link Betwwen Bacterial Infections and Cancer!

Aug 25, 2017 2:00 pm
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Gastric carcinoma is one of the most common causes of cancer-related deaths, primarily because most patients present at an advanced stage of the disea...

How Can Statins Protect Us From Infections?

Aug 23, 2017 10:00 am
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That statin you've been taking to lower your risk of heart attack or stroke may one day pull double duty, providing protection against a whole hos...

Scientists Use Spider Silk In Creating Artificial Cardiac Tissues!

Aug 22, 2017 5:00 pm
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Ever more people are suffering from cardiac insufficiency, despite significant advances in preventing and minimising damage to the heart. The main cau...

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 ...


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