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April 30, 2016

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April 30, 2016

Apr. 28, 2016 — Researchers have built a computer model of the interaction between different bacteria, and between bacteria and the gut wall. This has led them to explain how antibiotic-resistant microbes develop ... read more

Investigators Reduce Sugar Content of Yogurt Without Reducing Sweetness

Apr. 22, 2016 — A team from a Danish food ingredients company has manipulated the metabolic properties of yogurt-producing bacteria to sweeten the yogurt naturally, while reducing sugar in the final product. Similar ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — Our gut microbes are key to our health, but they may also shape our evolution, according to a new hypothesis. Expanding on the concept of the hologenome -- the host genome together with the genomes ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — Phone calls and text messages reach you wherever you are because your phone has a unique identifying number that sets you apart from everybody else on the network. Researchers are now using a similar ... read more

Scientists Sharpen View of Gene Transfer Between Pathogenic Bacteria

Apr. 20, 2016 — Bacteria possess the ability to take up DNA from their environment, a skill that enables them to acquire new genes for antibiotic resistance or to escape the immune response. Scientists have now ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — Specific combinations of gut bacteria produce substances that affect myelin content and cause social avoidance behaviors in mice, report ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — Putting just a tiny piece of the wall of detoxified E. coli into their gut make mice lose their natural sweet tooth, researchers ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a molecular structure that could aid the design of broad-spectrum antibiotics targeting an enzyme essential to every known strain of bacteria. They've mapped the ... read more

Florida Citrus Growers: 80 Percent of Trees Infected by Greening

Apr. 18, 2016 — Florida's citrus growers say as much as 90 percent of their acreage and 80 percent of their trees are infected by the deadly greening disease, which is making a huge dent in the state's ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — Researchers have weighed in on the hotly debated relationship between lineage and behavior in microorganisms by using a new tool -- quantitative stable isotope probing -- producing results that have ... read more

Apr. 15, 2016 — New light has been shed on a curious group of bacteria that use iron in much the same way that animals use oxygen: to soak up electrons during biochemical reactions. When organisms -- whether ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — Infection with worms counters inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) by triggering immune responses that change the mix of bacteria, or microbiome, in the ... read more

Great Willow Herb as an Antitode in Therapies Against Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria

Apr. 14, 2016 — A common herb could help reduce antibiotic doses and result in less severe side effects in treatments against multi-drug resistant microorganisms, report ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — New evidence has been provided to explain why deep sea creatures were able to survive the catastrophic asteroid strike that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — A multinational research team has discovered an explosive cell lysis mechanism of bacteria controlled by a phage-related enzyme that releases cell-derived public goods and is activated by stress. The ... read more

Gut Bacteria Could Help Prevent Cancer

Apr. 13, 2016 — New research offers evidence that anti-inflammatory 'health beneficial' gut bacteria can slow or stop the development of some types of ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — New field research measured how far common bacteria -- including Salmonella and E. coli -- are likely to travel downwind from manure application sites. Proper spacing can ensure food ... read more

Genetic Diversity Helps to Limit Infectious Disease

Apr. 13, 2016 — The idea that host diversity can limit disease outbreaks is not new. For example, crop monocultures in agriculture -- which lack genetic diversity -- can suffer severe disease outbreaks that sweep ... read more

Digestion of Lignin in the Gut

Apr. 12, 2016 — Lignin, part of the cell wall in plants, is a fascinating research area, for which researchers are developing new practical applications. One interesting possibility would be to use lignin in food ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — Suicide allows bacteria found in opportunistic infections to create an antibiotic tolerant biofilm, according to a team of researchers. In new work, the scientists found that a molecule secreted by ... read more

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