Microbiology (79 News)

Small organisms, but with a magnificent ability.

Apr 27, 2017 11:00 am
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It's the stuff of science fiction, though there's nothing fiction about it: Researchers have discovered a multitude of previously unidentified...

How a Single Protein Can Increase Vaccines Effectiveness?

Apr 25, 2017 7:00 pm
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Researchers have discovered a protein they believe would help make vaccinations more effective and provide protection from other diseases such as canc...

Do you speak virus? Phages caught sending chemical messages

Apr 21, 2017 3:00 pm
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A virus that infects bacteria listens to messages from its relatives when deciding how to attack its hosts. Ewen Callaway Viruses sense chemical sig...

A Smart Way to Study Whales Health in the Ocean

Apr 20, 2017 3:00 pm
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Droplets and exhaled breath caught from the blowholes of killer whales along the Pacific coast are providing scientists with insights into whale healt...

Vaginal Flora is not As Innocent As We Previously Believed.

Apr 15, 2017 2:00 pm
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Urinary tract infections (UTI) are painful and unfortunately they’re also quite common; half of all women will eventually get a UTI and about a ...

The Evolutionary Origin of Gut Neurons

Apr 13, 2017 12:00 pm
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Lamprey are slimy, parasitic eel-like fish, one of only two existing species of vertebrates that have no jaw. While many would be repulsed by these cr...

Can Ants Teach Us How to Overcome Antibiotics Crisis?

Apr 11, 2017 5:00 pm
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Ants have all sorts of jobs we normally think of as human, from architect to farmer to insect-in-chief. Now, scientists are adding one more occupation...

Microbial fuel cell, an efficient alternative.

Apr 9, 2017 9:00 pm
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A microbial fuel cell is exactly what it sounds like, a fuel cell powered by microbes. I have to admit, I’d never heard of a microbial fuel cel...

How germs jump from host to host demonstrated in primate-parasite network

Apr 8, 2017 9:00 pm
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An extensive review of research on wild primate social networks and parasites underscores the importance of super-spreaders, or central individuals th...

Microbes Evolved to Colonize Different Parts of the Human Body

Apr 8, 2017 8:00 pm
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As the human species evolved over the last six million years, our resident microbes did the same, adapting to vastly different conditions on our skin ...

New Inexpensive Tool for Bacterial Identification

Apr 8, 2017 7:00 pm
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It can be incredibly challenging to give a patient the proper treatment when they are infected by an antibiotic-resistant pathogen. For those living i...

A Cool Adaptive Mechanism that Bacteria Use

Apr 6, 2017 3:00 pm
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Bacteria, like humans and animals, must eat. Sometimes, they consume a pollutant in the environment that humans want to get rid of, a process called b...

New Use of an Old Target to Overcome Tuberculosis Resistance

Apr 5, 2017 3:00 pm
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In strains of tuberculosis that have developed drug resistance mutations, researchers have identified a secondary pathway that can be activated to rei...

How plants learned to breath

Apr 5, 2017 1:00 pm
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Anyone awed by towering redwoods should offer thanks to stomata, the tiny pores on the leaves of all trees and other vascular plants. These microscopi...

The Smart Trick H.pylori Use To Survive in the Stomach

Apr 2, 2017 7:00 pm
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Helicobacter pylori is known to be a human pathogen; it can thrive in the acidic environment of the stomach and cause ulcers. New research has reveale...

Finally, the Structures of Bacterial DNA in 3D.

Apr 2, 2017 11:00 am
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Within the nucleus of each cell are the blueprints for life, DNA, and it has to be carefully organized into chromosomes not only for a good fit but al...

Dysbiotic Gut Microbiota Is Harmful, or Not?

Mar 28, 2017 12:00 pm
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 An unhealthy diet changes the composition of the gut flora and it is generally assumed that this maladaptation called “dysbiosis” tr...

Chance Influence Bacteria Populations in the Guts

Mar 6, 2017 2:00 pm
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Within the human digestive tract, there are trillions of bacteria, and these communities contain hundreds or even thousands of species. The makeup of ...

Viral Protein Enables Photosynthesis in Bacteria

Feb 28, 2017 3:00 pm
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Viruses propagate by infecting a host cell and reproducing inside. This not only affects humans and animals, but bacteria as well. This type of virus ...

Salmonella Becomes More Virulent Through Lossing Genes

Feb 22, 2017 9:00 am
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Salmonella infections are typically the culprit behind food poisoning outbreaks, but in sub-Saharan Africa, they often cause drug-resistant, deadly bl...


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