Microbiology (218 News)

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 ...

A New Vaccine against Streptococcus Pneumonia Based on Its Sibling "Streptococcus Mitis"

Feb 10, 2019 1:00 pm
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Vaccinating laboratory mice with Streptococcus mitis bacteria prevents their virulent sibling, Streptococcus pneumoniae from infecting the mice. Th...

Lung Tumors Exploit Bacteria to Promote Their Own Survival

Feb 10, 2019 12:00 pm
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MIT cancer biologists have discovered a new mechanism that lung tumors exploit to promote their own survival: These tumors alter bacterial populati...

New Insights about Archaea Could Help Us Learn More about Ourselves

Jan 31, 2019 3:00 pm
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Forty-two years after Carl Woese defined archaea as the third domain of life, scientists at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) a...

Finding Genes that Confer Resistance to Antibiotics in One of the World’s Last Pristine Environments, the Arctic!

Jan 31, 2019 2:00 pm
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Antibiotic-Resistant Genes (ARGs) that were first detected in urban India have been found 8,000 miles away in one of the last ‘pristine&rsquo...

Porphyromonas Gingivalis (Pg) Appears to Drive Alzheimer's Disease (AD) Pathology

Jan 28, 2019 4:00 pm
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New science uncovers how an unlikely culprit, Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg) -- the bacterium commonly associated with chronic gum disease -- appear...

How Do Bacterial Metabolites Stimulate Intestinal Immune Response?

Jan 28, 2019 2:00 pm
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For at least a decade, researchers have known that normal bacteria in the gut can induce intestinal immune cells to extend tentacle-like structures...

The Role of Inverton Switches in Helping Bacteria Resist Antibiotics

Jan 27, 2019 1:00 pm
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Bacteria have a number of well-known tricks available to them to adapt to changing environments, such as mutation and sharing snippets of DNA with ...

Scientists Discover Two Enzymes That Help Produce "Designer Triacylglycerols"

Jan 19, 2019 12:00 pm
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Molecules of triacylglycerol (TAG), formed by attaching three molecules of fatty acid (FA) to a lycerol backbone, are the main constituents of vege...

The Neuropeptide Y and Its Role in Severe Influenza Virus Infection

Jan 17, 2019 1:00 pm
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Severe influenza virus infection is characterized by a strong inflammatory response and profuse viral replication in lungs. These viruses, such as ...

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 ...

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 Yeast Biohybrids with Enhanced Metabolism Driven by Light Energy

Nov 21, 2018 1:00 pm
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Genetically engineered microbes such as bacteria and yeasts have long been used as living factories to produce drugs and fine chemicals. More recen...


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