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May 1, 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

Threat of Novel Swine Flu Viruses in Pigs, Humans

Apr. 26, 2016 — The wide diversity of flu in pigs across multiple continents, mostly introduced from humans, highlights the significant potential of new swine flu strains emerging, according to a ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — Soy isoflavones and peptides may inhibit the growth of microbial pathogens that cause food-borne illnesses, according to a new study. Soybean derivatives are already a mainstay in food products, such ... read more

Microbial Cooperation in the Intestine

Apr. 25, 2016 — Medical researchers report on a rare example of cooperation between different species of bacteria in the ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — Coral reefs--the world's most productive and diverse marine ecosystems--rely on a masterful recycling program to stay healthy. A new study explores how a process known as ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — A new method to accelerate isolation of plant disease resistance genes. The team has also identified a brand new source of blight resistance genes in Solanum americanum, a wild relative of the ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — Scientists have pioneered a new gene-detecting technology which, if deployed correctly could lead to the creation of a new elite variety of wheat with durable resistance to ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — Researchers have discovered which enzyme enables Escherichia coli bacterium to breathe. E. coli uses special enzymes to breathe, which are absent in the human body. This opens the door to the ... read more

How Researchers Teach Bacteria New Behaviors

Apr. 25, 2016 — Researchers working in the field of synthetic biology use components that occur in nature and combine them in a new way. This is how bacteria acquire functions that they hadn’t previously ... 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

Trick of the Light May Help Diseased Plants Attract Greenfly

Apr. 21, 2016 — The leaves of virus-infected plants reflect light differently to attract the attention of disease-spreading greenfly, new research suggests. Scientists have shown for the first time that plant ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — Researchers used genetically modified bacteria as a model to help explain how a developing animal keeps all of its parts and organs in the same general proportions as every other member of its ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — Research scientists has demonstrated how it is possible to suppress the resistance of fungi to antifungal drugs. The experiments were conducted on the cells of baker's yeast, a common fungal ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — In rare instances, DNA is known to have jumped from one species to another. If a parasite's DNA jumps to its host's genome, it could leave evidence of that parasitic interaction that could ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — The social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum can farm symbiotic bacteria for food by carrying them from generation to generation. New research shows that these bacteria can also protect the amoeba from ... 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 — Scientists have developed a new way to study mice that better mimics the immune system of adult humans and which could significantly improve ways to test potential therapeutics. The researchers ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — Vaccines and therapeutics developed using mice sometimes don't work as expected in humans. New research points to the near-sterile surroundings of laboratory mice as a key reason. When the ... read more

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