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May 30, 2016

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May 30, 2016

May 24, 2016 — Bacteria use a form of 'social media' communication, quorum sensing, to monitor how many of their species are in the neighborhood. This is important in the pathogenicity of Vibrio cholerae, ... read more

Discovering How Well Wearable Mosquito Repellent Devices Work

May 24, 2016 — Researchers are testing the efficacy of commercially available wearable mosquito repellent ... read more

Antihypertensive Effect of Fermented Milk Products Under the Microscope

May 23, 2016 — Over the past decade, interest has been rising in fermented dairy foods that promote health and could potentially prevent diseases such as hypertension (high blood pressure). Functional dairy ... read more

Pathogen: Temperature Influences Gene Expression, Life Cycle in Vibrio Cholerae

May 21, 2016 — Vibrio cholerae infects roughly four million people annually, worldwide, causing severe diarrheal disease, and killing an estimated 140,000 people. Its success as a pathogen belies the challenges ... read more

May 21, 2016 — Scientists have demonstrated that poplar trees growing in rocky, inhospitable terrain harbor bacteria within them that could provide valuable nutrients to help the plant ... read more

Probiotic Bacteria Could Provide Some Protection Against Cadmium Poisoning

May 20, 2016 — Oral administration of certain probiotics reduced uptake of the heavy metal, cadmium, in the intestines of mice, and in a laboratory experiment using human intestinal cells. The research might ... read more

Scientists Create Computational Tool for Greater Understanding of Metabolic Network

May 20, 2016 — Researchers present the first genome-scale reconstruction of the C. elegans metabolic network and show that scientists can use mathematical simulation to convert bacterial diet into C. elegans ... read more

May 20, 2016 — A special type of microalgae will soon produce valuable chemicals such as cancer treatment drugs and much more just by harnessing energy from the sun, suggest ... read more

Factor Preserves DNA Integrity in Bacteria Despite Assault from Antibiotics

May 19, 2016 — A key biochemical enables bacteria to repair otherwise fatal damage to their DNA, including that caused by antibiotics, report scientists. The study results revolve around the delicacy of DNA ... read more

May 18, 2016 — Scientists have isolated an extract from a sponge found in Antarctica, known as Dendrilla membranosa, and tested it on MRSA biofilm. The extract, a new chemical which the research team has named ... read more

May 17, 2016 — Climate change creates more shrub vegetation in barren, Arctic ecosystems. A new study shows that organisms, such as bacteria and fungi, are triggered to break down particularly nutritious dead parts ... read more

May 16, 2016 — Staphylococcus aureus usually is a formidable bacterial pathogen. Sometimes, however, weakened forms are found in the blood of patients. Researchers have now identified one mutation responsible for ... read more

Methionine Could Be Key to Improving Pregnancy Rate in Dairy Cattle

May 16, 2016 — Adding methionine to the diets of Holstein cows during the prepartum and postpartum periods may impact the preimplantation embryo in a way that enhances its capacity for survival, research ... read more

Fatal Attachment: How Pathogenic Bacteria Hang on to Mucosa and Avoid Exfoliation

May 12, 2016 — Mucous surfaces in the nose, throat, lungs, intestine, and genital tract are points of first contact for many pathogens. As a defensive strategy, most animals (and humans) can rapidly exfoliate these ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Antibiotic-resistant bacteria most often are associated with hospitals and other health-care settings, but a new study indicates that chicken coops and sewage treatment plants also are hot spots of ... read more

May 11, 2016 — A genome-wide association analysis of over 1,000 twins in the UK supports that some parts of our microbiomes are inherited and shaped -- not through a spread of microbes from parent to child, but ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Scientists have now proven that a model of the human gut they have developed and patented -- HuMiX -- is representative of the actual conditions and processes that occur within our intestines. With ... read more

May 10, 2016 — Bioengineers have converted a protein pathway found in freshwater photosynthetic bacteria into the first engineered transcriptional regulatory tool that is activated exclusively by UV-violet light. ... read more

May 10, 2016 — Algae may hold the key to feeding the world's burgeoning population. Because they are more efficient than most plants at taking in carbon dioxide from the air, algae could transform agriculture. ... read more

May 10, 2016 — Antibiotics have proven to be a double-edged sword: capable of killing a range of bacteria that cause infections, but also depleting our gut microbes, impairing our immune system, and increasing ... read more

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