Microbiology (203 News)

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...

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...

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 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...

Commuting Microbes!!

Aug 27, 2018 10:00 am
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Every day, five million commuters ride the Hong Kong metro. Human commuters that is. Because there are countless more microbes riding the trains, too....

Fresh Insights into how New Disease-Causing Strains of Bacteria Emerge

Aug 8, 2018 9:00 am
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Scientists have shed light on how a major cause of human and animal disease can jump between species, by studying its genes. The findings reveal fresh...

New Perspective and New Information About Retroviruses !!

Aug 4, 2018 1:00 pm
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Retroviruses, a broad category of viruses that infect humans and other vertebrates, have much greater diversity than previously thought, according to ...

Metagenomics Provide Us with New Antibiotics in a Silver Platter !!

Aug 4, 2018 12:00 pm
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Soil, the source of our best antibiotics, can be more thoroughly mined for new drugs and other useful chemicals with the help of metagenomics, accordi...

The First and Unexpected Exception to the DNA Translation System !!

Jul 29, 2018 2:00 pm
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DNA is often referred to as the blueprint for life, however scientists have for the first time discovered a microbe that uses two different translatio...

How Could Cell-Free DNA Help Us With Monitoring Urinary Tract Infections? This Novel Method Might Do

Jul 24, 2018 12:00 pm
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Using shotgun DNA sequencing, Cornell University researchers have demonstrated a new method for monitoring urinary tract infections (UTIs) that sur...

Highlighting Structural and Kinetic Details of T- box riboswitches in Bacteria

Jul 10, 2018 4:00 pm
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In a discovery that points to potential new antibiotic medicines, scientists from Rice University and the University of Michigan have deciphered th...

A Toxin Discovered in V. Cholera Affects Both Vertebrates and Invertebrates

Jul 10, 2018 12:00 pm
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The structure and function of a previously unknown toxin in the cholera bacteria Vibrio cholera has been discovered by scientists at Umeå Uni...

Scientists Recreate Aspects of Real Ecosystem to Spur Dormant and Hidden Antibiotic Capacities into Action

Jul 9, 2018 5:00 pm
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Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin—the world's first natural antibiotic—is famously told as a story of serendipity: a ...

The First Direct Observation of a Key Step in Evolution of Bacteria

Jul 5, 2018 2:00 pm
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Indiana University scientists have made the first direct observation of a key step in the process that bacteria use to rapidly evolve new traits, i...

New Insight About Antibiotic Resistomes Using Baboon

Jul 3, 2018 11:00 am
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Antibiotic resistance is an ancient feature of gut microbial communities, and sharing habitat with humans has had an important impact on the struct...

Different Gene Expression Profile of Neisseria Gonorrhoeae between Men and Women

Jul 1, 2018 12:00 pm
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The World Health Organization estimates that 78 million people worldwide are infected with gonorrhea each year. Men with infections tend to have ob...


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