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Researchers find way to kill pathogen resistant to antibiotics
Nagoya University researchers and colleagues in Japan have demonstrated a new strategy in fighting antibiotics resistance: the use of artificial haem proteins as a Trojan horse to selectively deliver antimicrobials to target bacteria, enabling their specific and effective sterilization. (2019-09-20)
Microbe chews through PFAS and other tough contaminants
In a series of lab tests, a relatively common soil bacterium has demonstrated its ability to break down the difficult-to-remove class of pollutants called PFAS, researchers at Princeton University said. (2019-09-18)
Researchers grow citrus disease bacteria in the lab
Being able to grow the elusive and poorly understood bacterium, Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas), will make it easier for researchers to find treatments for the disease that has destroyed millions of acres of orange, grapefruit and lemon groves around the world and has devastated the citrus industry in Florida. (2019-09-12)
'Death Star' bacterial structures that inject proteins can be tapped to deliver drugs
Not all bacteria spread diseases, many are beneficial and this strain has nanoscale syringes that deliver proteins which cause metamorphosis in marine animals, and could be modified as a novel drug delivery tool for future vaccines and cancer care. (2019-09-11)
Mathematical model could help correct bias in measuring bacterial communities
A mathematical model shows how bias distorts results when measuring bacterial communities through metagenomic sequencing. (2019-09-10)
The Lancet Infectious Diseases: New strain of strep a is causing scarlet fever and invasive infections in England and Wales
Scientists studying scarlet fever have identified a new strain of disease-causing bacteria, which may explain a rise in more serious Strep A infections in England and Wales, according to results from cases in London and across England and Wales from 2014-16 published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal. (2019-09-10)
Acute periodontal disease bacteria love colon and dirt microbes
Mythbuster: The idea that bacterial collaborations within microbiomes, like in the mouth, have evolved to be generous and exclusive very much appears to be wrong. (2019-09-09)
Resistance can spread even without the use of antibiotics
Antibiotic resistance does not spread only where and when antibiotics are used in large quantities, ETH researchers conclude from laboratory experiments. (2019-09-05)
Study shows how serotonin and a popular anti-depressant affect the gut's microbiota
A new UCLA-led biology study in mice strongly suggests that serotonin and drugs that target serotonin, such as anti-depressants, can have a major effect on the gut's microbiota -- the 100 trillion or so bacteria and other microbes that live in the human body's intestines. (2019-09-05)
Bacteria in pneumonia attack using bleaching agent
Research shows that bacteria use hydrogen peroxide to weaken the immune system and cause pneumonia. (2019-09-02)
Common stomach bacteria is attracted to bleach
The widespread stomach pathogen Helicobacter pylori is attracted to bleach, according to new research by Arden Perkins of the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, and colleagues. (2019-08-30)
Antacid helps tuberculosis bacteria to survive
One reason why infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis is so difficult to treat is that the bacteria can hide inside immune cells. (2019-08-19)
Scientists uncover mystery of DNA methylation
To a large extent, DNA methylation, which regulates vital cell functions, is still a big mystery to the scientific world. (2019-08-19)
Monash University study finds way to disarm dangerous bacteria
Researchers from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) have discovered an antibiotic that could prevent the life-threatening diarrhoea caused by Clostridioides difficile -- a serious bacterial infection often acquired in hospital. (2019-08-12)
Whole body vibration shakes up microbiome, reduces inflammation in diabetes
In the face of diabetes, a common condition in which glucose and levels of destructive inflammation soar, whole body vibration appears to improve how well our body uses glucose as an energy source and adjust our microbiome and immune cells to deter inflammation, investigators report. (2019-08-05)
Using quantum dots and a smartphone to find killer bacteria
A combination of off-the-shelf quantum dot nanotechnology and a smartphone camera soon could allow doctors to identify antibiotic-resistant bacteria in just 40 minutes, potentially saving patient lives. (2019-08-04)
Nordic researchers: A quarter of the world's population at risk of developing tuberculosis
A new study from Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus University, Denmark, has shown that probably 1 in 4 people in the world carry the tuberculosis bacterium in the body. (2019-08-02)
New study reveals how TB bacteria may survive in human tissues
Associate Professor Chris Greening and his team of microbiologists from the School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, have discovered that some pathogens depend on carbon monoxide to survive when other nutrients are not available. (2019-07-29)
First impressions go a long way in the immune system
An algorithm that predicts the immune response to a pathogen could lead to early diagnosis for such diseases as tuberculosis (2019-07-22)
Vampire algae killer's genetic diversity poses threat to biofuels
New DNA analysis has revealed surprising genetic diversity in a bacterium that poses a persistent threat to the algae biofuels industry. (2019-07-22)
The physiology of survival
Bacteria do not simply perish in hunger phases fortuitously; rather, the surrounding cells have a say as well. (2019-07-17)
Stripping down bacterial armor: A new way to fight anthrax
A new study led by Dr. Antonella Fioravanti in the lab of Prof. (2019-07-15)
Researchers publish new study on citrus greening disease
A new study published by researchers at Virginia Tech with a team of international researchers in Journal of Applied Ecology investigates the thermal suitability for transmission of citrus greening with implications for surveillance and prevention. (2019-07-15)
Exploiting green tides thanks to a marine bacterium
Ulvan is the principal component of Ulva or 'sea lettuce' which causes algal blooms (green tides). (2019-07-08)
Combining antibiotics, researchers deliver one-two punch against ubiquitous bacterium
By combining two well-established antibiotics for the first time, a scientific team led by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center has delivered a 'double whammy' against the pervasive Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a potentially deadly form of bacteria that is a major source of hospital-based infections. (2019-07-08)
Bionic catalysts to produce clean energy
A biohybrid material that combines reduced graphene oxide with bacterial cells offers an eco-friendly option to help store renewable energy. (2019-07-02)
A bacteria likely to reduce the cardiovascular risks of 1 in 2 people
University of Louvain conducted the first pilot study in humans to observe the impact of the bacteria Akkermansia. (2019-07-01)
Scissors get stuck -- another way bacteria use CRISPR/Cas9
Before humans repurposed it as a gene editing tool, CRISPR/Cas9 was a sort of internal immune system bacteria use to defend themselves against phages. (2019-07-01)
Sea slugs use algae's bacterial 'weapons factory' in three-way symbiotic relationship
The sea slug Elysia rufescens fights predators by wielding toxic chemicals that it acquires from eating algae. (2019-06-27)
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)
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