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July 6, 2015

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July 6, 2015

Soils Are Living, Experts Explain

June 25, 2015 — Soils home to more creatures than there are humans on the earth, scientists report. This includes animals, insect, bacteria and ... read more

June 24, 2015 — The first species of yeti crab from hydrothermal vent systems of the East Scotia Ridge in the Southern Ocean, Antarctica, has been described. This Yeti Crab is famous for its body, which is densely ... read more

Reenergizing Antibiotics in the War Against Infections

June 24, 2015 — In principle, antibiotics suppress infections either by killing the bacteria, which is called a bactericidal effect or by merely inhibiting their growth, by what is called a bacteriostatic effect. ... read more

Whooping Cough: New Findings on Pertussis Pathogen

June 23, 2015 — The worldwide spreading of the whooping cough, also known as pertussis, has substantially increased since 2010. Researchers have investigated structure and function of an important membrane protein ... read more

June 22, 2015 — As part of their long-term investigation of regulatory factors in the bacterial cell cycle, molecular biologists now report finding a surprising new role for one factor, CpdR, an adaptor that helps ... read more

Legumes Control Infection of Nodules by Both Symbiotic, Endophytic Bacteria

June 22, 2015 — Legume plants selectively regulate access and accommodation of both symbiotic and endophytic bacteria inside root nodule, new research shows. This provides a solid basis and platform for ... read more

MRSA Contamination Found in Supermarket Sausages and Minced Pork in UK

June 18, 2015 — A survey carried out earlier this year has found the first evidence of the 'superbug' bacteria methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in sausages and minced pork obtained from ... read more

Research on Diversity Among Nitrogen-Fixing Plants

June 16, 2015 — New research focuses on a question that has intrigued scientists for decades -- are plants able to regulate their relationships with nitrogen-fixing ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Researchers have developed a way to put bacteria under a molecular lock and key as a way to contain its accidental spread. The method involves a series of genetic mutations that render the microbe ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Researchers have discovered that suspended sediment damages fish gills and can increase the rate of disease in ... read more

June 15, 2015 — In a study that twists nature's arm to gain clues into the varied functions of the bacterial genome, researchers utilize a precision scalpel to excise target genomic regions that are expendable. ... read more

June 15, 2015 — A soil microbe that mobilizes an 'iron shield' to block the uptake of toxic arsenic in rice has been discovered by researchers. The finding gives hope that a natural, low-cost solution -- a ... read more

First Full Genome of a Living Organism Sequenced and Assembled Using Technology the Size of Smartphone

June 15, 2015 — Researchers have for the first time sequenced and assembled de novo the full genome of a living organism, the bacteria Escherichia Coli, using Oxford Nanopore’s MinIONTM device, a genome sequencer ... read more

Scientists Develop New Technique for Analyzing Epigenetics of Bacteria

June 15, 2015 — There is a potential new tool to combat pathogens and overcome antibiotic resistance. Scientists have developed a new technique to more precisely analyze bacterial populations, to reveal epigenetic ... read more

June 15, 2015 — Rapidly detecting the presence of pathogenic bacteria is essential in a number of sectors, such as the food or cosmetics industries. To guarantee the absence of these bacteria, it is necessary to ... read more

Software Tracks Source of Fecal Pollution in Water

June 12, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new piece of software to predict the source of fecal pollution in seas, reservoirs and rivers. The system, called Ichnaea, uses the automatic learning and analysis of ... read more

June 11, 2015 — A new, rapid method is helping detect how bacteria sense and respond to changes in their environment. The food-poisoning pathogen, Salmonella, for example is adept at picking up cues to adjust to ... read more

Winner Doesn't Always Take All

June 11, 2015 — Theoretically predicted and now demonstrated experimentally for the first time using soil bacteria: weaker organisms can prevail against stronger ones -- if they are superior in number. This acts as ... read more

New Method for More Effective Oil Recovery With Microbes Help

June 11, 2015 — Researchers are sending a soil bacterium into alien waters. They are examining whether the microbe can seal up the right places in oil reservoirs all by ... read more

All Change for Bacterial Outer Membrane Proteins

June 10, 2015 — The discovery of how a group of bacteria rapidly adapts to changing growth conditions could have implications for future antibiotic development, according to ... read more

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