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August 23, 2016

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August 23, 2016

Aug. 15, 2016 — Scientists have discovered that a family of previously overlooked proteins plays a critical role in bacterial cell wall synthesis. The discovery paves the way for the development of novel antibiotics ... read more

Aug. 12, 2016 — New research outlines discoveries on the complex I (NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase), one of the largest membrane-bound enzymes in the cell, powers ATP synthesis in mammalian mitochondria by using the ... read more

Aug. 11, 2016 — At present, an early diagnosis of the tumor-like crown gall disease affecting grapevines seems out of reach. Two researchers have taken a closer look at the tumors and found a very special ... read more

Discovery of Infants' Airway Microbiomes May Help Predict Lung Disease

Aug. 5, 2016 — In contrast to the general belief that the airways of an infant are sterile until after birth, researchers have found that the infant airway is already colonized with bacteria when a baby is born -- ... read more

A Protective Cap for Bacterial RNA

Aug. 3, 2016 — Researchers have unraveled the structure and function of bacterial decapping enzyme. These structural investigations open up a new field of research, say the ... read more

Aug. 2, 2016 — New research finds that airborne bacterial communities differ from one urban park to the next but those of parking lots are alike -- and differ from those of parks in subtle but potentially important ... read more

Aug. 2, 2016 — Yaws is a tropical disease that infects the skin, bones and cartilage. It is caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum subspecies pertenue. Mostly children in remote tropical areas of Africa, ... read more

Excessive Alcohol Consumption Impacts Breathing

Aug. 1, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a potential new health concern related to excessive alcohol consumption. Adults who drink excessively were found to have less nitric oxide in their exhaled breath than ... read more

Antibiotic Resistance Persists in Bacteria, Even Absent Selection Pressure from Antibiotics

Aug. 1, 2016 — Plasmids are pieces of independent DNA that often carry multiple antibiotic resistance genes. Plasmids can jump from one bacterium to another, spreading that resistance. A team of investigators now ... read more

Aug. 1, 2016 — In a long-term evolution experiment, an international team of researchers sequenced the entire genomes of E. coli bacteria to pinpoint the genes with beneficial mutations that gave the bacteria a ... read more

Aug. 1, 2016 — New research has found methylmercury -- a potent neurotoxin - in sea ice in the Southern Ocean. The results are the first to show that sea-ice bacteria can change mercury into methylmercury, a more ... read more

FAMIN or Feast? Newly Discovered Mechanism Influences How Immune Cells 'Eat' Invaders

Aug. 1, 2016 — A new mechanism that affects how our immune cells perform -- and hence their ability to prevent disease -- has been discovered by an international team of ... read more

Here's Why the Epidemic Strain of C. Difficile Is So Deadly -- And a Way to Stop It

Aug. 1, 2016 — A new, epidemic strain of C. difficile is proving alarmingly deadly, and new research not only explains why but also suggests a way to stop ... read more

Green Monkeys Acquired Staphylococcus Aureus from Humans

July 29, 2016 — Many deadly diseases that afflict humans were originally acquired through contact with animals. New research suggests that pathogens can also jump the species barrier to move from humans to animals. ... read more

Molecular Troublemakers Instead of Antibiotics?

July 29, 2016 — They may be slimy, but they are a perfect environment for microorganisms: biofilms. Protected against external influences, here bacteria can grow undisturbed, and trigger diseases. Scientists are ... read more

Breakthrough in Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

July 28, 2016 — Scientists have developed a pioneering new treatment to prevent bacterial skin infections, which could be used in the battle against 'superbugs', such as ... read more

Scientists Discover How Certain Proteins May Help Fight Chlamydia

July 28, 2016 — Scientists have made an interesting discovery, which may help fight chlamydia infection -- one of the most widespread STDs in the world. A series of experiments have shown that certain proteins are ... read more

Pneumonia Discovery May Offer Way to Boost Body's Defenses

July 28, 2016 — The finding may offer a new way for doctors to boost patients' ability to fight off the life-threatening infection as bacteria become more and more resistant to ... read more

Bizarre Bacteria Causing Major Cattle Disease Named by Researchers

July 27, 2016 — After more than 50 years of research, the tick-borne bacterium responsible for one of the most troubling and economically devastating cattle diseases in the Western United States has been named and ... read more

Real-Time Imaging of Fish Gut Ties Bacterial Competition to Gut Movements

July 26, 2016 — In recent years, numerous diseases have been tied to variations in gut microbiota. The probiotics industry targets gut and intestinal health by developing products built mostly around enzyme cultures ... read more

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