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July 29, 2016

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July 29, 2016

A 'Smart Dress' for Oil-Degrading Bacteria

July 22, 2016 — The modified polyelectrolyte-magnetite nanocoating was applied to functionalize the cell walls of oil decomposing bacteria Alcanivorax ... read more

July 20, 2016 — A rapid heating and cooling of milk significantly reduces the amount of harmful bacteria present, extending by several weeks the shelf life of one of the most common refrigerator staples in the ... read more

Juicy News About Cranberries: Blocking Bacterial Infections

July 19, 2016 — Illuminating traditional wisdom with chemistry and biophysics, a research team has characterized the role of compounds in cranberry juice that block the critical first step in bacterial infections, ... read more

Fighting Life-Threatening Bacteria Without Antibiotics

July 19, 2016 — Patients suffering from liver cirrhosis often die of life-threatening bacterial infections. In these patients the immune cells are unable to eliminate the bacterial infections. Scientist have now ... read more

Travelers Import Superbugs

July 19, 2016 — Many tourists returning from India were found colonized with multidrug-resistant 'superbugs'. Microbiologists also isolated a strain possessing a gene which can make these life-threatening ... read more

July 18, 2016 — Researchers use programmed bacteria as gas sensors that help them 'see' into soil to learn about the behavior of the microbial communities ... read more

July 15, 2016 — Microorganisms, among them fungi, are a natural and rich source of antibiotic compounds. Scientists have succeeded for the first time in extracting the rare compound cPM from a filamentous fungus, ... read more

July 14, 2016 — Biophysics: As they age, more and more defects arise in most organisms. Researchers have discovered that microorganisms like bacteria can keep a colony young by practicing a common strategy for ... read more

Simple Method Quickly Tests Hard-to-Treat Bacteria's Susceptibility to Different Antibiotics

July 14, 2016 — The recent emergence of bacterial infections that are resistant to many existing antibiotics is driving an urgent need for tools to quickly identify the small number of therapies that are still ... read more

Cell Death: How a Protein Drives Immune Cells to Suicide

July 14, 2016 — For some pathogens, attack is the best form of defense -- they enter immune cells of the human body. However, if they are detected in their hidden niche, the infected cell kills itself to re-expose ... read more

July 14, 2016 — Biologists are digging under vineyards to see if the Okanagan's grape industry is affecting soil quality. A research team delivers its findings after spending the better part of three years ... read more

July 13, 2016 — A new study helps explain the collective dynamics that emerge when bacteria are confined to tight spaces. According to the scientists, when bacteria are confined in millimeter-sized, fluid-filled ... read more

Upstream Trenches, Downstream Nitrogen

July 13, 2016 — Researchers reduce the amount of nitrogen that moves downstream from fields with woodchip-filled trenches, bioreactors. Bacteria that live in them neutralize the nitrogen threat to downstream ... read more

Microalgae: Promising Future Resource?

July 13, 2016 — New technological developments allow for a significant decrease in the resources necessary for microalgae production. This could lead to an increase in the use of microalgae in a wide range of ... read more

Deadly Bacteria Share Weapons to Outsmart Antibiotics

July 13, 2016 — Researchers have identified a bacterial mechanism that stabilizes certain MBLs in cell membranes and enables their spread into the ... read more

Rat Study Shows Gut Microbes Play a Role in Colon Cancer Susceptibility

July 13, 2016 — The microscopic organisms that live in our gut do more than help us digest food. A new study in rats bolsters a growing body of evidence that the complex mix of microorganisms found in the gut, known ... read more

July 13, 2016 — A new study links feather-degrading bacteria to damaged plumage on wild birds for the first time, offering new insights into how birds' ecology and behavior might affect their exposure to these ... read more

July 12, 2016 — Fecal transplants are increasingly being used to treat certain human illnesses and there is a major upsurge in animal experiments involving fecal material, report scientists. But what, exactly, is ... read more

Disentangling the Plant Microbiome

July 12, 2016 — With the human population expected to climb from 7.4 billion to more than 11 billion people by 2100, some scientists hope that manipulating the microbial communities in, on and around plants, the ... read more

July 12, 2016 — A connection between the bacteria living in the gut and immunological disorders such as multiple sclerosis have long been suspected, but for the first time, researchers have detected clear evidence ... read more

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