Microbiology (121 News)

Syrian Scientists Find a Way to Use Petroleum-Dwelling Bacteria to Clean Up Oil Contamination

Sep 26, 2017 1:00 pm
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For the purpose of environmental protection, governments and international organizations have enacted strict regulations for controlling the process o...

Bacteria Have More Advantage Over Humans In Space!

Sep 23, 2017 11:00 am
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Humans play host to trillions of microbes; we are as bacterial as we are human. As such, microorganisms are going to be along for any rides that human...

Immune cells trap bacteria with DNA, protein

Sep 23, 2017 10:00 am
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Our innate immune system has a lot of ways to deal with invading pathogens - macrophages gobble up bacteria, for one. Even wilder than that, some immu...

New insights into the world of trypanosomes

Sep 18, 2017 2:00 pm
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Single specimens of the vermicular pathogens causing sleeping sickness swim inside the gut of the tsetse fly between blood cells which the fly has ing...

Better Know a Microbe: Choanoflagellates

Sep 17, 2017 2:00 pm
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I always jump at the chance to learn about a new microbe, and I’ve got a soft spot for protists - you know, the little guys that live in pond sc...

How a Certain Amino Acid Can Be Used by Bacteria In Intestine to Curb Inflammation in Guts?

Sep 13, 2017 6:30 pm
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Summary: The combination of a bacterium that normally lives in the gut and a protein-rich diet promotes a more tolerant, less inflammatory gut immune...

Having The Right Bacteria For The Right Compound To Get Benefits!

Sep 12, 2017 11:00 am
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Microbes that live in the gut don't just digest food. They also have far-reaching effects on the immune system. Now, a new study shows that a part...

Microbes compete for nutrients, affect metabolism, development in mice

Sep 2, 2017 2:00 pm
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"Gut bacteria get to use a lot of our food before we do," says Federico Rey, a professor of bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin-Madi...

Scientists take first snapshots of a molecular propeller that runs at 100 degrees Celsius

Aug 29, 2017 10:30 am
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Scientists have made a crucial new discovery into how a group of ancient microbes that can survive in some of the world's harshest environments, p...

The Secret Ingredient That Maintains Our Viability When We Become Older!

Aug 23, 2017 5:00 pm
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A class of chemicals made by intestinal bacteria, known as indoles, help worms, flies and mice maintain mobility and resilience for more of their life...

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...


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