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Bacterial contamination in household and office building tap water
Water is a source of concern for disseminating the bacteria Legionella pneumophila and Mycobacterium avium, which cause lung disease (legionellosis and pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterium disease, respectively). (2019-03-20)
Discovery of parasitic arsenic cycle may offer glimpse of life in future, warmer oceans
A newly discovered parasitic cycle, in which ocean bacteria keep phytoplankton on an energy-sapping treadmill of nutrient detoxification, may offer a preview of what further ocean warming will bring. (2019-03-19)
Microbes can grow on nitric oxide
Nitric oxide (NO) is a central molecule of the global nitrogen cycle. (2019-03-18)
Discovery upturns understanding of how some viruses multiply
Scientists have shown that different segments of a virus genome can exist in distinct cells but work together to cause an infection. (2019-03-12)
Protection from Zika virus may lie in a protein derived from mosquitoes
By targeting a protein found in the saliva of mosquitoes that transmit Zika virus, Yale investigators reduced Zika infection in mice. (2019-03-11)
Scientists expose hidden risks of diarrhoeal disease
New research identifies a rapidly evolving new subspecies of the cryptosporidium parasite -- a leading cause of diarrhoeal disease in children worldwide. (2019-03-04)
New key players in the methane cycle
Methane is not only a powerful greenhouse gas, but also a source of energy. (2019-03-04)
Breast milk microbiome contains yeast and fungi: Do these benefit the infant?
Investigators have now shown that the breast milk microbiome contains fungi. (2019-03-01)
Genetic blueprint for extraordinary wood-munching fungus
The first time someone took note of Coniochaeta pulveracea was more than two hundred years ago, when the South African-born mycologist Dr Christiaan Hendrik Persoon mentioned it in his 1797 book on the classification of fungi. (2019-02-20)
Investigators figure out how to block new antibiotic resistance gene
A new antimicrobial-resistance gene, VCC-1, a ß-lactamase gene, has been discovered in benign close relatives of virulent Vibrio cholerae, which causes cholera. (2019-02-19)
Virus-infected bacteria could provide help in the fight against climate change
Understanding the relationship between microbes and viruses is beneficial not only for medical research and practical applications but also in marine biology, says Alison Buchan, Carolyn W. (2019-02-17)
New role for death molecule
To unravel programmed cell death pathways, investigators examine a molecule deemed unimportant, and find new function. (2019-02-11)
Hard-to-detect antibiotic resistance an underestimated clinical problem
When antibiotics are used to treat bacteria susceptible to them, the treatment usually works. (2019-02-11)
New tuberculosis drug may shorten treatment time for patients
A new experimental antibiotic for tuberculosis has been shown to be more effective against TB than isoniazid, a decades-old drug which is currently one of the standard treatments. (2019-02-11)
Dengue virus infection may cause severe outcomes following Zika virus infection during pregnancy
This study is the first to report a possible mechanism for the enhancement of Zika virus progression during pregnancy in an animal model. (2019-02-08)
Viral communications hacking boosts Leishmania infections
New research from McGill University has found that a virus infecting the Leishmania parasite spreads by exploiting a mechanism used for cell-to-cell communication, a discovery that could pave the way to new vaccines against infections that cause severe disfiguration. (2019-02-07)
Diabetes drug impacts gut microbiome
Acarbose, a drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes, can change the gut microbiome in a reversible and diet-dependent manner, according to new research published in the journal mSphere. (2019-02-06)
HIV-1 protein suppresses immune response more broadly than thought
Scientists have revealed how a protein produced by HIV-1 plays a broader role in suppressing the immune system's response to infection than previously thought. (2019-02-05)
Researchers track down new biocatalysts
Phosphate is a key element in many processes in the body and essential for global food production. (2019-02-05)
Structure of virus that infects bacteria in hot springs is revealed
Scientists have revealed the structure of a virus infecting bacteria that thrive in 160-degree hot springs in places like Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. (2019-02-04)
Microbes help make the coffee
When it comes to processing coffee beans, longer fermentation times can result in better taste, contrary to conventional wisdom. (2019-02-01)
Vaccination with Streptococcus mitis could protect against virulent sibling, Streptococcus pneumonia
Vaccinating laboratory mice with Streptococcus mitis bacteria prevents their virulent sibling, Streptococcus pneumoniae from infecting the mice. (2019-01-30)
New drug resistance process found in bacteria
Researchers at the UAB and the UMBC have described a new process capable of generating resistance to synthetic antibacterial drugs within bacterial populations long before their invention and without the existence of any similar substance in nature. (2019-01-21)
Potential biotech and health applications with new knowledge on bacteria and viruses
University of Otago research to better understand how bacteria and their viruses interact and evolve will enable future studies to exploit the use of bacteria and their viruses for potential biotechnology and health applications. (2019-01-17)
How Candida albicans exploits lack of oxygen to cause disease
Scientists from Umeå university have shown how the yeast Candida albicans can modulate and adapt to low oxygen levels in different body niches to cause infection and to harm the host. (2019-01-15)
New bat-borne virus related to Ebola discovered by Singapore team
Newly discovered Mengla virus is evolutionarily closely related to Ebola virus and Marburg virus and shares several important functional similarities with them. (2019-01-07)
Producers of white colonies on kimchi surface, mistaken as molds, have been identified
Analyses of microbial community structures and whole genome sequencing were performed to the white colony-forming yeasts on kimchi surface. (2018-12-26)
Uncovering a key mechanism in assembly of Avian Sarcoma Virus, a relative of HIV-1
Researchers used NMR to detail how the matrix domain of the Avian Sarcoma Virus Gag protein binds to certain phospholipids. (2018-12-18)
Strep bacteria compete for 'ownership' of human tissue
A new study shows how whatever strain of Streptococcus pneumoniae establishes itself first in a mammal's tissues is more likely to thrive than Strep 'latecomers.' (2018-12-10)
Investigators discover compounds that block reactivation of latent HIV-1
A team of investigators from the University of Pittsburgh has identified compounds that block the reactivation of latent HIV-1 in a human cell line containing the latent virus. (2018-12-03)
Study discovers over 6,000 antibiotic resistance genes in the bacteria that inhabit the human gut
A study carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham has used an innovative approach to identify thousands of antibiotic resistance genes found in bacteria that inhabit the human gut. (2018-11-30)
Newfound mechanism may yield ways to counter mistaken immune attack on body
A newfound genetic regulatory mechanism may shape the immune system's ability to fight viral infections, and play a key role in autoimmune diseases. (2018-11-27)
Steroid synthesis discovery could rewrite the textbooks
Steroids are essential molecules for life in all complex organisms such as animals and plants. (2018-11-26)
ISS microbes should be monitored to avoid threat to astronaut health
Strains of the bacterium Enterobacter, similar to newly found opportunistic infectious organisms seen in a few hospital settings, have been identified on the International Space Station (ISS). (2018-11-22)
How to convert climate-changing carbon dioxide into plastics and other products
Rutgers scientists have developed catalysts that can convert carbon dioxide -- the main cause of global warming -- into plastics, fabrics, resins and other products. (2018-11-20)
Tropical fish adapt to cold temperatures in coordination with their microbiome
Scientists have discovered that tropical fish can control their gut microbes to better survive extremes of temperature, a study in eLife reveals. (2018-11-20)
Vanderbilt discovery could neutralize West Nile virus
Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and colleagues have isolated a human monoclonal antibody that can 'neutralize' the West Nile virus and potentially prevent a leading cause of viral encephalitis (brain inflammation) in the United States. (2018-11-20)
Breakthrough in understanding how deadly pneumococcus avoids immune defences
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have discovered a new and important function of a toxin produced by disease-causing bacteria that could have significant implications for future vaccine design. (2018-11-12)
Combination therapy promising against blindness-causing bacterial keratitis
Multidrug-resistant bacterial infections of the cornea are a leading cause of blindness and cannot be effectively managed with current ophthalmic antibiotics. (2018-11-12)
How pneumococci challenge our immune system
Pneumococci are the most common cause of respiratory tract infections, such as otitis and sinusitis, as well as of severe infections like pneumonia and meningitis. (2018-11-12)
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