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October 21, 2016

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October 21, 2016

Oct. 17, 2016 — Pathogenic bacteria use small RNA molecules to adapt to their environment. Infection researchers have now pinpointed a protein involved in regulating the activity of these ... read more

Oct. 14, 2016 — Researchers reveal how mould from humidity caused by rotting fruits and vegetables unfolds a surprising strategy to infect ... read more

New Nematode Is Hermaphrodite: One of the Smallest Known Earthworms Found in Jaén

Oct. 13, 2016 — Around nine kilometres south of the city of Jaén (Spain), Spanish scientists have found a new species of nematode in the compost at a vegetable garden. The specimens found are extremely small, with ... read more

Oct. 11, 2016 — Chitosan microparticles kill bacteria in cow uteri, report researchers, who also suggest that it may someday be possible for chitosan microparticles to be used to help humans who have become ill from ... read more

Oct. 11, 2016 — Biologists sequencing the genome of the WO virus, which infects the bacterial parasite Wolbachia, have discovered that the phage carries DNA that produces black widow spider toxin: the first time an ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — It’s a known fact that cells can move around the body, but how they do it has been unknown – until ... read more

Mystery of Bacteria's Antibiotic Resistance Unravelled

Oct. 7, 2016 — The first detailed biochemical characterization of a flavoenzyme involved in antibiotic resistance has now been revealed by ... read more

Pseudomonas Aeruginosa: The Molecular Tools of a Bacterial Survivor

Oct. 7, 2016 — The bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa can thrive in environments as different as the moist, warm tissue in our lungs, and the dry, nutrient-deprived surface of an office wall. Such adaptability makes ... read more

Looking at the Role of Bacteria in Incontinence

Oct. 7, 2016 — We all know that feeling of suddenly needing to urinate, and the agonizing worry that we might not find a toilet in time or make it that far. Sadly, for many people this is a regular occurrence and ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — Slender, graceful and majestic, Asia’s red-crowned cranes may look the same in the wild or in captivity, but inside they are markedly different in the types of microbes they carry ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — A strict genetic timetable for resuscitation of dormant cells has been uncovered by scientists. The findings provide insight into a previously unknown survival strategy of bacteria and enable the ... read more

Antibiotics Could Be Cut by Up to One-Third, Say Dairy Farmers

Oct. 6, 2016 — Nine in 10 dairy farmers participating in a new British survey say that the farming industry must take a proactive lead in the battle against antibiotic resistance. Those questioned also think that ... read more

Harnessing Algae for the Creation of Clean Energy

Oct. 6, 2016 — Researchers have revealed how microalgae produce hydrogen, a clean fuel of the future, and suggest a possible mechanism to jumpstart mass production of this environmentally-friendly energy ... read more

Soil Microbes Flourish With Reduced Tillage

Oct. 4, 2016 — Microbes improve soil quality by cycling nutrients and breaking plant residues down into soil organic matter. In an effort to detect consistent patterns across a large geographical area, researchers ... read more

Cells Infected by HIV Defend Themselves, Research Shows

Oct. 4, 2016 — T cells, important in the immune system, defend themselves when infected by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). Until now, it was considered that these cells were not aware of their infection by the ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — A new study has found important results in the fight against Zika virus: Culex mosquitoes do not appear to transmit Zika ... read more

Disease-Causing Gut Bacteria Common in Children

Oct. 4, 2016 — A type of bacteria, which can cause diarrhea and inhibit growth in children in developing countries, has been found in 14% of a sample of children in an industrialized country. However, the children ... read more

Global Warming Collapses Symbiotic Gut Bacteria, Killing Host Insects

Oct. 4, 2016 — A new study shows that when heat-susceptible bacteria living symbiotically in the guts of insects are exposed to increased temperatures, both the bacteria and the insect are negatively impacted and ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — Rising sea surface temperatures are causing marine-related tropical diseases and harmful algal blooms to spread towards the poles, a shift that is impacting human health, according to a chapter from ... read more

Queens, Sex and Colony Collapse

Oct. 4, 2016 — When a queen has sex with many different partners, it can increase her risk of infection with venereal disease. It can also lead to the collapse of her colony. This might read like ingredients for a ... read more

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