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December 1, 2015

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December 1, 2015

Review Examines the Extent of Antimicrobial Resistance in Bacteria from Horses

Nov. 20, 2015 — Bacterial resistance to antimicrobial agents is a significant problem for both human and veterinary medicine, but little research has been done on the prevalence or mechanisms of resistance in horses ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — Fungi in the mucus of patients with cystic fibrosis has been examined by researchers who have discovered how one particularly cunning fungal species has evolved to defend itself against neighboring ... read more

New Era of Boutique Chocolate

Nov. 20, 2015 — Yeasts used to ferment cocoa during chocolate production can modify the aroma of the resulting chocolate, researchers have ... read more

Microbiome Technology May Help Combat Certain Infections

Nov. 19, 2015 — Two patent applications were filed for nutrient based compositions utilizing an innovative microbiome technology that may help combat certain ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — The complete genetic makeup of a species of ecologically important algae, which may aid in biofuel production, has been sequenced by scientists. This is only the second time that researchers have ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — In a recently published paper, Indiana University biologists have calculated the lifetime energy requirements of multiple types of cells, as well as the energy required to replicate and express the ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Beneficial bacteria inside the Asian citrus psyllid, which spreads the pathogen believed to cause citrus greening disease, may be playing a role in Florida's devastating outbreak, report ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Scientists are opening the gates of nature’s secret medicine factories, with the aim of giving us new weapons against cancers and resistant bacteria. They are developing technology that will make ... read more

New Gene That Makes Common Bacteria Resistant to Last-Line Antibiotic Found in Animals, Patients in China

Nov. 19, 2015 — A new gene that enables bacteria to be highly resistant to polymyxins, the last line of antibiotic defense we have left, is widespread in Enterobacteriaceae taken from pigs and patients in south ... read more

Fungus Causes Emerging Snake Disease Found in Eastern US

Nov. 17, 2015 — Researchers have identified the fungal culprit behind an often deadly skin infection in snakes in the eastern US. The research shows that Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola is the definitive cause of snake ... read more

Nov. 11, 2015 — In the quest for renewable fuels, scientists are taking lessons from a humble bacterium that fills our oceans and covers moist surfaces the world over. Cyanothece 51142, a type of bacteria also ... read more

Nov. 11, 2015 — Scientists have identified potential treatment for diseased caterpillars, including the development of bacteriophages with the aim to save Muga silk trade. Among silk moths, Muga silk is one of ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — Botanists have discovered a gene region in a wild tomato species that protects against an increasingly problematic type of tomato disease called bacterial speck. He will test out this gene region in ... read more

Food Policy: Cutting Waste, Broadening Systems

Nov. 6, 2015 — In two separate articles, researchers detail strategies aimed at cutting food waste and broadening approaches to food policy, moves that the researchers say would ultimately improve public health and ... read more

Study Offers Model to Predict How Microbiomes May Respond to Change

Nov. 5, 2015 — Scientists studying microbiomes have created a framework for predicting how the composition of these complex microbial communities may respond to changing ... read more

Gut Microbiome Drives Success of Immunotherapy

Nov. 5, 2015 — Why some patients respond well to immunotherapy and others do not is unclear, but new studies now provide evidence that the gut microbiome can play a ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — Why does a kangaroo expel less methane than a cow? Researchers decided to investigate -- and discovered that the emission of this climate-damaging gas in kangaroos is linked to how long food is ... read more

Nov. 4, 2015 — Manure management is serious business for a meat-hungry world. A single cow, depending on its size, can generate between 43 and 120 pounds of manure a day. Cow manure can be a low-cost fertilizer for ... read more

Nov. 4, 2015 — Animals in the Ruaha National Park in Tanzania, East Africa, already dig waterholes during dry seasons even if water is still available in the riverbed. When the river dries up and the water stops ... read more

Nov. 3, 2015 — Asian citrus psyllids are loathed by orange farmers because they spread a pernicious foe: the bacteria Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, which cause citrus greening, which turns the trees' ... read more

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