Microbiology (111 News)

How dietary fiber helps the intestines maintain health

Aug 16, 2017 2:00 pm
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UC Davis Health researchers have discovered how by-products of the digestion of dietary fiber by gut microbes act as the right fuel to help intestinal...

In Frogs, Microbiome Disruption in Youth Negatively Impacts Adult Health

Aug 8, 2017 10:30 am
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Microbes live in symbiosis with animals, and those microbial communities can have a big impact on the health of their hosts. There is plenty of recent...

Bacteria in Meat Found to Promote Colon Cancer Growth!

Jul 27, 2017 3:00 pm
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Most colon cancers may be caused by infections with bacteria that are normally found in cows. For decades we have known that Streptococcus gallolyticu...

Diabetes Affects Even Mouth Bacteria!

Jul 25, 2017 3:01 pm
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A new study led by University of Pennsylvania researchers has found that the oral microbiome is affected by diabetes, causing a shift to increase its ...

How Safe Are Biopesticides?

Jul 24, 2017 3:00 pm
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Researchers at the University of Exeter published an impassioned defense of the biopesticide Bacillus thuringiensis, refuting a report by the European...

Genetically engineered yeast soak up heavy metal pollution

Jul 24, 2017 1:30 pm
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Environmental contamination with heavy metals is often the result of various types of industrial processes. Because heavy metals can be dangerous to h...

Getting Clues on Babies' Brains From Diapers!

Jul 23, 2017 5:00 pm
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If you're the parent of an infant, diaper duty probably isn't your favorite part of the day. But you dutifully check the contents of each one ...

Protecting Infants from Zika Infection Using a Malaria Drug

Jul 18, 2017 3:00 pm
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Devastating consequences of Zika virus infection are suffered in the womb, where the virus can cause brain damage and sometimes death. Studying pre...

Stripping Bacteria of Their Protective Biofilms!

Jul 17, 2017 11:00 am
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Biofilms are slimy, glue-like membranes that are produced by microbes in order to colonize surfaces. They protect microbes from the body's immune ...

How Blood Vessels are Well Protected Yet More Vulnerable to External Invasion?

Jul 13, 2017 11:00 am
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Most infections enter the body through organs that are in constant contact with the outside environment, such as the lungs and intestines. Accordingly...

Who is to Blame in Causing Dental Plaque in Children?

Jun 26, 2017 10:00 am
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Tooth decay doesn’t just affect adults, it also affects toddlers - a condition called early-childhood caries. Researchers at the University of P...

Eradicating Malaria From Its Source

Jun 22, 2017 9:00 am
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Malaria kills nearly half a million people every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In some of the hardest-hit areas in sub-Sahar...

1003 Microbes Genomes Mapped

Jun 18, 2017 6:00 pm
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Microbial organisms are a major component of our environment, but scientists have only begun to study their genetic composition in depth. Using curren...

The Different Effect of Weight Loss Surgeries on The Gut

Jun 2, 2017 1:00 pm
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Obesity, already a global epidemic, is on the rise. Over one-third of the U.S. population is currently afflicted, according to the Centers for Disease...

Understanding how legionella bacteria escapes from our immune system.

Jun 1, 2017 11:00 am
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The precise mechanism used by Legionella bacteria to escape the body's defences has been unpicked in intricate detail and is described for the fir...

Microrobots Inspired by Nature

May 31, 2017 9:00 am
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A revolutionary design mimics the rowing action of the cilia on single-celled Paramecium, demonstrating much faster movement than conventional microro...

Pushing The Process of Finding New Bacterial Compounds Forward

May 17, 2017 11:00 am
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Bacteria have supplied some of today's most indispensable anti-cancer and anti-bacterial drugs. Yet these compounds comprise only a fraction of th...

Gut Bacteria Help Treat Oral Thrush

May 16, 2017 10:00 am
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An antimicrobial protein caused a dramatic reduction in the creamy white lesions associated with oral thrush in a preclinical study, report microbiolo...

Detecting Diseases Using Crisper

May 15, 2017 1:00 pm
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A team of scientists from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, the Institute for Medical Engineer...

How N. Gonorrhoeae Invade The Site of Infection?

May 15, 2017 11:00 am
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The bacterium that causes gonorrhea infects the female reproductive tract by breaking connections between cells in the tract's protective lining, ...


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