Microbiology (232 News)

Researchers Devise a New Type of ‘Decoy’ Drug to Tackle Infections That Are Resistant to Antibiotics

Jun 22, 2019 2:00 pm
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Imperial medical students have helped to devise a new type of ‘decoy’ drug to tackle infections that are resistant to antibiotics. In l...

Genomic Traits Related to Laboratory Measurements of Maximum Growth Potential Failed to Predict the Growth Rates of Bacteria in Real Soil

Jun 22, 2019 11:00 am
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Soil microbes are wild, unpampered and uncultured. But to understand their ecology, don't look in laboratory cultures, look in the soil. That&r...

Cellular Speedometer: The Faster The Flow, The Brighter The Glow

Jun 11, 2019 11:00 am
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Many kinds of cells can sense flow, just as our skin cells can feel the difference between a gentle breeze and a strong wind. But we depend ...

Long-Term Antibiotic Treatment Slows the Amyloid Plaques Growth in the Brains of Male Mice

Jun 9, 2019 11:00 am
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Newswise — Researchers at The University of Chicago have demonstrated that the type of bacteria living in the gut can influence the development ...

"ColonyQuant" The New Colony Counter by Schuett-Biotec

Jun 4, 2019 2:00 pm
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Schuett-biotec GmbH is at LABVOLUTION 2019 to show off "colonyQuant". Comprising a CCD FireWire color camera with autozoom and autofocus,...

Developing Organ Chip Technology to Study Human Gut Microbiome Physiology

May 19, 2019 3:00 pm
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The human microbiome, the huge collection of microbes that live inside and on our body, profoundly affects human health and disease. The human gut ...

Membrane Transport Proteins Are Selective Because of Structural Flexibility

May 16, 2019 4:00 pm
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LMU researchers utilized a biophysical approach to understand how bacterial import proteins bind and selectively convey their cargoes across membranes...

A New “Mobilized Colistin-Resistance” Gene Has Been Discovered

May 12, 2019 3:00 pm
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While sifting through the bacterial genome of salmonella, Cornell food scientists discovered mcr-9, a new, stealthy jumping gene so diabolical and rob...

A Newly Discovered Relationship Between Genetic Variation and the Gut Microbiome

May 11, 2019 1:00 pm
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A newly discovered relationship between genetic variation and the gut microbiome could help nutritionists personalize their recommendations. P...

Structural Study of Hydrazine Dehydrogenase Which Converse Rocket Fuel to Harmless Nitrogen

May 5, 2019 11:00 am
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The exchange of nitrogen between the atmosphere and organic matter is crucial for life on Earth because nitrogen is a major component of essential mol...

A New Compound to Improve the Study Way of Proteins

Apr 29, 2019 5:00 pm
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DNA and the genome, we know, provide the blueprint for life. But it is the proteins made according to the genome's instructions that are the nu...

New Findings Shed Light on the Role of Bacteria in Autoimmunity of HIV Patients

Apr 10, 2019 11:00 am
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Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, attacks the immune system, making affected individuals more susceptible to infections. When patients with HIV...

Computationally Reconstructed Microbial Genomes to Uncover the Uncultivated Microbes in the Human Gut

Apr 4, 2019 3:00 pm
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A tree’s growth is dependent on nutrients from the soil and water, as well as the microbes in, on, and around the roots. Similarly, a hum...

Prenatal and Early Postnatal Microbial Exposure May Inhibit the Development of Colon Cancer Later in Life

Mar 31, 2019 2:00 pm
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ATLANTA—Exposure to microbiota, or microorganisms such as bacteria, in the early stages of life plays a crucial role in establishing optimal ...

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...

How Can Sleep Fight Infection?

Mar 3, 2019 1:00 pm
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Getting enough sleep is vital to supporting our immune system in fighting off pathogens – so much is common knowledge. But what we don't ...

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 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 ...


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