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September 5, 2015

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September 5, 2015

Aug. 27, 2015 — Researchers demonstrate how gram-negative bacteria deliver toxins to kill neighboring ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — New insight into methanotrophs, bacteria that can oxidise methane, may help us develop an array of biotechnological applications that exploit methane and protect our environment from this potent ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — The humble dust collecting in the average American household harbors a teeming menagerie of bacteria and fungi, and as researchers have discovered, it may be able to predict not only the geographic ... read more

Adaptive Mutation Mechanism May Explain Some Forms of Antibiotic Resistance

Aug. 25, 2015 — Evolutionary theory says mutations are blind and occur randomly. But in the phenomenon of adaptive mutation, cells can peek under the blindfold, increasing their mutation rate in response to stress. ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — Root bacteria are known to form symbiotic relationships with plants by improving the plants' supply of nutrients. Yet as scientists found recently, the bacteria actually play a much more ... read more

Flu Remedies Help Combat E. Coli Bacteria

Aug. 25, 2015 — If the intestinal bacteria level becomes unbalanced, it can cause diseases. Physiologists now reveal how a specific carbohydrate in the intestinal mucosa heavily multiplies certain E. coli bacteria ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — In the most comprehensive study to date, researchers have identified a potential link between microbes (viruses, bacteria and fungi) in the throat and schizophrenia. This link may offer a way to ... read more

Humans Carry More Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Than Animals They Work With

Aug. 24, 2015 — One of the most common and costly diseases faced by the dairy industry is bovine mastitis, a potentially fatal bacterial inflammation of the mammary gland. Widespread use of antibiotics to treat the ... read more

Off Switch for Biofilm Formation Discovered

Aug. 24, 2015 — When disease-causing bacteria establish a biofilm on hospital equipment, it can be impossible to sterilize the devices, raising infection rates and necessitating expensive replacements. Now, ... read more

Aug. 24, 2015 — A bacterial infection turns non-farming social amoebae into farmers, evolutionary biologists ... read more

Compound Found in Red Wine Causes Conflicting Changes in Dogs' Immune Systems

Aug. 24, 2015 — Researchers have found that resveratrol does affect the immune systems of dogs in different ways when introduced to dogs' ... read more

Aug. 21, 2015 — The study of a chestnut leaf extract, rich in ursene and oleanene derivatives, shows that it that blocks Staphlococcus aureus virulence and pathogenesis without detectable ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — Using a Trojan horse strategy, bacteria that respond to antibiotics in lab tests can become highly resistant in the body. This strategy may explain why antibiotics are ineffective in some patients ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — Bacteria do not cease to amaze us with their survival strategies. A research has now discovered how bacteria enter a sleep mode using a so-called FIC toxin. In a new article, the scientists describe ... read more

Aug. 19, 2015 — Ever wonder what that the words triple-washed or pre-washed on a bag of baby spinach mean? Not much according to engineers. They discovered that small peaks and valleys in baby spinach leaves could ... read more

Aug. 19, 2015 — Plants and animals, including humans, are not autonomous individuals but are holobionts: biomolecular networks that consist of visible hosts plus millions of invisible microbes, recent ... read more

Change in Process of Disinfecting Spinach, Salad Greens Could Reduce Illness Outbreaks

Aug. 19, 2015 — Cross contamination in commercial processing facilities that prepare spinach and other leafy greens for the market can make people sick. But researchers are reporting a new, easy-to-implement method ... read more

Aug. 18, 2015 — The intricate interplay between immune cells working to defeat infection has been seen and photographed for the first time. Researchers used state-of-the-art microscopy to painstakingly capture ... read more

How an Emerging Anti-Resistance Antibiotic Targets the Bacterial Membrane

Aug. 18, 2015 — Scientists are planning for a future in which superbugs gain the upper hand against our current arsenal of antibiotics. One emerging class of drug candidates, called AMLPs (antimicrobial ... read more

Aug. 18, 2015 — Microbes are the oldest and most successful organisms on the planet, and they communicate and interact using chemistry as their language. It remains extremely challenging to understand these chemical ... read more

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