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August 28, 2016

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August 28, 2016

Aug. 23, 2016 — A portable power-free test for the rapid detection of bacterial resistance to antibiotics has been developed ... read more

Why Russian Tuberculosis Is the Most Infectious

Aug. 18, 2016 — Scientists conducted a large-scale analysis of the proteins and genomes of mycobacterium tuberculosis strains that are common in Russia and countries of the former Soviet Union and found features ... read more

Aug. 17, 2016 — In infection diseases, membrane fouling, interaction with bacteria, as well as in rapid healing of wounds for example, the way proteins interact with a surface plays an important role. On a surface, ... read more

New Discovery Increases Understanding of How Plants and Bacteria See Light

Aug. 16, 2016 — Plants, bacteria and fungi react to light with light-sensitive proteins. Scientists have now determined the inner workings of one of these ... read more

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

First Public Collection of Bacteria from the Intestine of Mice

Aug. 12, 2016 — Mouse models are extensively used in pharmaceutical and medical research, and the microbes in their intestine can have an impact on research. However, there is still insufficient information ... 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

Scientists Protect Mice from Gamma Radiation With Deinococcus Elixir

Aug. 8, 2016 — They call it "Conan the Bacterium," and now it may be used to help save lives in the event of a nuclear disaster or terrorist attack. Researchers have discovered a potent manganese ... read more

Aug. 10, 2016 — The often-maligned E. coli bacteria has powerhouse potential: in the lab, it has the ability to crank out fuels, pharmaceuticals and other useful products at a rapid rate. A research team has ... 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

Aug. 5, 2016 — New research has found that bacteria are able to pump electrons, or "energy" directly into solid, conductive magnetic minerals which can potentially be used for long range transport ... read more

Aug. 4, 2016 — A new technique gives biofuel-producing microbes the upper hand against unwanted invaders. The development could reduce the cost and environmental impact of producing liquid biofuels and biochemicals ... read more

How Epigenetics Regulate Vital Functions from Bacteria to Humans

Aug. 4, 2016 — A new study provides a comparative analysis of the evolution of epigenetic mechanisms from prokaryotes (bacteria) to simple eukaryotes (multi-cellular) to more complex eukaryotes ... read more

Aug. 4, 2016 — Scientists are one step closer to identifying the biological personalities of the world's greatest wines. In a recent study, researchers developed a technique that combines a process to identify ... 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

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