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How gastric stem cells fight bacteria
Stem cells are not only key players in tissue regeneration, they are also capable of taking direct action against bacteria. (2019-06-25)
Pathogen engineered to self-destruct underlies cancer vaccine platform
A team of investigators has developed a cancer vaccine technology using live, attenuated pathogens as vectors. (2019-06-24)
Efficiently producing fatty acids and biofuels from glucose
Researchers have presented a new strategy for efficiently producing fatty acids and biofuels that can transform glucose and oleaginous microorganisms into microbial diesel fuel, with one-step direct fermentative production. (2019-06-19)
SPbU scientists have discovered the first family of extracellular Rickettsia-like bacteria
Microbiologists of St Petersburg University, together with researchers from the University of Milan, the University of Pisa, and the University of Pavia, have discovered a new family of bacteria belonging to the order Rickettsiales -- Deianiraeaceae. (2019-06-14)
The cholera bacterium's 3-in-1 toolkit for life in the ocean
The cholera bacterium uses a grappling hook-like appendage to take up DNA, bind to nutritious surfaces and recognize 'family' members, EPFL scientists have found. (2019-06-10)
Combating mosquito-borne diseases with bacteria
Viruses, spread through mosquito bites, cause human illnesses such as dengue fever, Zika and yellow fever. (2019-06-10)
Details of first historically recorded plague pandemic revealed by ancient genomes
An international team of researchers has analyzed human remains from 21 archaeological sites to learn more about the impact and evolution of the plague-causing bacterium Yersinia pestis during the first plague pandemic (541-750 AD). (2019-06-05)
A common skin bacterium put children with severe eczema at higher risk of food allergy
In a new study published today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, scientists from King's College London have found that young children with severe eczema infected with Staphylococcus aureus (SA) bacterium, are at a higher risk of developing a food allergy. (2019-05-31)
Stellenbosch University researchers study resistance to 'protect' anti-TB drug
Scientists from Stellenbosch University are trying to conserve the life-saving treatment bedaquiline, by studying how the bacterium that causes TB can develop resistance to this drug. (2019-05-30)
Scientists engineer unique 'glowing' protein
Biophysicists from MIPT and their colleagues from France and Germany have created a new fluorescent protein. (2019-05-30)
Healthy fat hidden in dirt may fend off anxiety disorders
Thirty years after scientists first suggested that increased exposure to microorganisms could benefit health, CU Boulder researchers have identified an anti-inflammatory fat in a soil-dwelling bacterium that may be partly responsible. (2019-05-29)
'Fettuccine' may be most obvious sign of life on Mars, researchers report
A rover scanning the surface of Mars for evidence of life might want to check for rocks that look like pasta, researchers report in the journal Astrobiology. (2019-05-29)
NIH-funded study links microbiome composition to African American preterm birth risk
A research project funded by the National Institutes of Health has identified differences in the vaginal bacteria that may raise the risk of preterm birth among pregnant African-American women. (2019-05-29)
New genetic engineering strategy makes human-made DNA invisible
In a paper published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, Dr. (2019-05-28)
Infection biology: Signs of selection in the stomach
Helicobacter pylori, a globally distributed gastric bacterium, is genetically highly adaptable. (2019-05-24)
How bacteria acquire antibiotic resistance in the presence of antibiotics
A new study's disconcerting findings reveal how antibiotic resistance is able to spread between bacteria cells despite the presence of antibiotics that should prevent them from growing. (2019-05-23)
The extraordinary powers of bacteria visualized in real time
The global spread of antibiotic resistance is a major public health issue and a priority for international microbiology research. (2019-05-23)
New single vaccination approach to killer diseases
Scientists from the University of Adelaide's Research Centre for Infectious Diseases have developed a single vaccination approach to simultaneously combat influenza and pneumococcal infections, the world's most deadly respiratory diseases. (2019-05-20)
Dangerous pathogens use this sophisticated machinery to infect hosts
A detailed new model of a bacterial secretion system provides directions for developing precisely targeted antibiotics. (2019-05-17)
Rapid bacterial analysis and testing for antibiotic sensitivity demonstrated
Medical professionals may soon be able to detect bacteria in patient samples in minutes rather than days thanks to a new approach that traps and tests single cells, according to a team of biomedical engineers. (2019-05-06)
Darwin can help your doctor
Taking an evolutionary view can inspire new ideas in clinical microbiology. (2019-04-29)
Bacteria uses viral weapon against other bacteria
Bacterial cells use both a virus -- traditionally thought to be an enemy -- and a prehistoric viral protein to kill other bacteria that competes with it for food according to an international team of researchers who believe this has potential implications for future infectious disease treatment. (2019-04-25)
High school students publish paper with RIT scientists analyzing rare bacterium
Three high school students from an urban charter school in Rochester, N.Y., found a rare e-coli-killing bacterium on a door handle at Rochester Institute of Technology while gaining college experience through a senior capstone program. (2019-04-25)
New variety of zebra chip disease threatens potato production in southwestern Oregon
Named after the dark stripes that form inside potatoes after they are cut and fried, zebra chip disease is a potentially devastating affliction that can result in yield losses up to 100% for farmers. (2019-04-18)
New study explains how inflammation causes gastric cancer
Researchers from Kanazawa University and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development have solved the decades-old mystery of how stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori causes gastric cancer. (2019-04-16)
A new bacteria-killing weapon in the fight against antibiotic resistance
In a bid to boost the arsenal available against antibiotic resistance, scientists from the Institut Pasteur, the CNRS and the Universidad Polit├ęcnica de Madrid successfully programmed a bacterial genetic structure to make it capable of specifically killing multiple antibiotic-resistant bacteria without also destroying bacteria that are beneficial to the body. (2019-04-15)
New gene variant is even more resistant to hospital antiseptic
A team of investigators has discovered a new, more powerful variant on an antimicrobial resistance gene common among Staphylococcus species. (2019-04-15)
Genetic code of WWI soldier's cholera mapped
The oldest publicly available strain of the cholera-causing bacterial species, Vibrio cholerae, has had its genetic code read for the first time. (2019-04-09)
Testing how well water disinfectants damage antibiotic resistance genes
A UW team tested how well current water and wastewater disinfecting methods affect antibiotic resistance genes in bacterial DNA. (2019-04-08)
Excellent catering: How a bacterium feeds an entire flatworm
In the sandy bottom of warm coastal waters lives Paracatenula -- a small worm that has neither mouth, nor gut. (2019-04-08)
Gum bacteria implicated in Alzheimer's and other diseases
Researchers are reporting new findings on how bacteria involved in gum disease can travel throughout the body, exuding toxins connected with Alzheimer's disease, rheumatoid arthritis and aspiration pneumonia. (2019-04-07)
Russian scientists found out how a male-hating bacterium rejuvenates
A team from Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University together with their Russian colleagues carried out genetic analysis of the symbiotic bacterium Wolbachia that prevents the birth and development of males in different species of arthropods. (2019-04-01)
Research identifies potential target for group a streptococcus vaccine
With the specter of increased resistance to antibiotics, the scientific community is feeling pressure to find new ways to treat bacteria like Group A Streptococcus. (2019-04-01)
Promising new drugs for old pathogen Mtb
UConn researchers are targeting a metabolic pathway, the dihydrofolate reductase pathway, crucial for amino acid synthesis to treat TB infections. (2019-03-28)
Control of mosquito-borne diseases
Researchers from INRA, CIRAD, CEA, the University of Montpellier, and Chicago and Vanderbilt Universities in the United States have developed an innovative method for analysing the genome of the Wolbachia bacterium. (2019-03-26)
Bacteria could become a future source of electricity
In recent years, researchers have tried to capture the electrical current that bacteria generate through their own metabolism. (2019-03-26)
Novel potent antimicrobial from thermophilic bacterium
University of Groningen microbiologists and their colleagues from Lithuania have discovered a new glycocin, a small antimicrobial peptide with a sugar group attached, which is produced by a thermophilic bacterium and is stable at relatively high temperatures. (2019-03-12)
Winning the arms race: Analysis reveals key gene for bacterial infection
Researchers at Osaka University applied molecular evolutionary analysis to quantify the severity of negative selection pressures on genes encoding the pneumococcal choline-binding proteins (CBPs). (2019-03-11)
Cell editors correct genetic errors
Almost all land plants employ an army of editors who correct errors in their genetic information. (2019-03-01)
How a certain bacterium communicates and makes us sick
Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have uncovered the unique way in which a type of Gram-negative bacterium delivers the toxins that make us sick. (2019-02-25)
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