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CNIO researchers find a method to select for mammalian cells with half the number of chromosomes
Since the emergence of molecular genetics, scientists have tried to isolate haploid mammalian cells. (2019-07-16)
Tungsten as interstellar radiation shielding?
A boiling point of 5900 degrees Celsius and diamond-like hardness in combination with carbon: tungsten is the heaviest metal, yet has biological functions - especially in heat-loving microorganisms. (2019-07-09)
Investigating the role of the nasal flora & viral infection on acquisition of Pneumococcus
Researchers at LSTM, along with colleagues at the University of Edinburgh and the University Medical Center Utrecht have looked at the impact of the natural microbial flora or microbiota in the nose and viral co-infection on pneumococcal acquisition in healthy adults. (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)
Scientists' warning to humanity: Microbiology and climate change
When it comes to climate change, ignoring the role of microorganisms could have dire consequences, according to a new statement issued by an international team of microbiologists. (2019-07-08)
Remote but remarkable: Illuminating the smallest inhabitants of the largest ocean desert
The South Pacific Gyre is an ocean desert. However, due to its vast size the microbial inhabitants of the South Pacific Gyre contribute significantly to global biogeochemical cycles. (2019-07-02)
Researchers find fecal marker could help diagnose early signs of chronic gut conditions
Small molecules found in fecal matter could provide clues to the early inflammation found in chronic gut conditions, such as intestinal bowel disease (IBD), and serve as new biomarkers for diagnosis, according to a study led by the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University. (2019-06-27)
Gender-specific differences in the salivary microbiome of caries-active children
At the 97th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), held in conjunction with the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), Stephanie Ortiz, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, USA, gave a poster presentation on 'Gender-specific Differences in the Salivary Microbiome of Caries-active Children.' (2019-06-21)
Coincidence or master plan?
Joint press release by Kiel University and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön (MPI-EB). (2019-06-20)
How bacteria kill host cells from the inside
A bacterial pathogen that typically multiplies outside of host cells can enter and induce the destruction of cells called macrophages, according to a study published June 20, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Anne-Béatrice Blanc-Potard of the Université de Montpellier in France, and colleagues. (2019-06-20)
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)
Marine microbiology -- Successful extremists
In nutrient-poor deep-sea sediments, microbes belonging to the Archaea have outcompeted bacterial microorganisms for millions of years. (2019-06-19)
New tool can pinpoint origins of the gut's bacteria
A UCLA-led research team has developed a faster and more accurate way to determine where the many bacteria that live in, and on, humans come from. (2019-06-12)
Microorganisms on microplastics
A recent study shows that that the potentially toxin-producing plankton species Pfiesteria piscicida prefers to colonize plastic particles, where they are found in 50 times higher densities than in the surrounding water of the Baltic Sea and densities about two to three times higher than on comparable wood particles floating in the water. (2019-06-05)
Gut bacteria influence autism-like behaviors in mice
Caltech researchers have discovered that gut bacteria directly contribute to autism-like behaviors in mice. (2019-05-30)
The University of Cordoba guides plants towards obtaining iron
A team at the University of Cordoba relates the presence of beneficial organisms in plant roots to their response to iron deficiency. (2019-05-29)
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)
Microbes on explanted pedicle screws: Possible cause of spinal implant failure
In this paper, the authors demonstrate a significant association between pedicle screw loosening and the presence of low-virulent pathogens on spinal implants. (2019-05-28)
Microaerobic Fe(II) oxidation could drive microbial carbon assimilation in paddy soil
Carbon assimilation process is important to maintain the production and ecological function of paddy field. (2019-05-27)
Table scraps can be used to reduce reliance on fossil fuels
Wasted food can be affordably turned into a clean substitute for fossil fuels. (2019-05-23)
New study finds distinct microbes living next to corals
Symbiotic algae living inside corals provide those animals with their vibrant color, as well as many of the nutrients they need to survive. (2019-05-21)
Developing biosecurity tool to detect genetically engineered organisms in the wild
If a genetically or synthetically engineered organism gets into the environment, how will we tell it apart from the millions of naturally occurring microorganisms? (2019-05-21)
Anxiety might be alleviated by regulating gut bacteria
People who experience anxiety symptoms might be helped by taking steps to regulate the microorganisms in their gut using probiotic and non-probiotic food and supplements, suggests a review of studies published today in the journal General Psychiatry. (2019-05-20)
Evolution in the gut
Evolution and dietary habits interact and determine the composition of bacteria in the digestive tract. (2019-05-16)
When biodegradable plastic isn't
The ubiquitous plastic bag is handy for transporting groceries and other items home from the store. (2019-05-15)
Dehesa health starts from the ground up
University of Cordoba research analyzes how changes in the structure of soil microbiota affect holm oak decline. (2019-05-07)
Bronx river turtles get a check-up
A team of scientists and veterinarians gave a health evaluation of turtles living in the Bronx River, one of the most urbanized rivers in the U.S. and the only remaining freshwater river that flows through New York City. (2019-05-02)
Fleming's method in miniature
Scientists in the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering at ETH Zurich in Basel have developed a method with which they can quickly test a very large number of molecules for antibiotic effect. (2019-04-29)
Microscopic life in the saline soil of the Marismas del Odiel Natural Park
This research opens new perspectives in microbiome study of this type of environment, which can produce data on, among other aspects, possible climate alterations and other environmental factors in microbial populations. (2019-04-25)
Fitting a right hand in a left-handed mitten
Many biomolecules come in two versions that are each other's mirror image, like a left and a right hand. (2019-04-25)
Bacteria surrounding coral reefs change in synchrony, even across great distance
A study published in Nature Communications revealed that the bacteria present in the water overlying dozens of coral reefs changed dramatically during the night, and then returned to the same daytime community as observed the morning before. (2019-04-12)
Harnessing microorganisms for smart microsystems
A research team at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Toyohashi University of Technology has developed a method to construct a biohybrid system that incorporates Vorticella microorganisms. (2019-04-12)
Study underlines large variation in patient mortality associated with different bloodstream infections
New research presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (April 13-16) shows the danger posed by bloodstream infections (BSIs), and the large variation in mortality rates associated with different infectious microorganisms. (2019-04-12)
Microbes in the human body swap genes, even across tissue boundaries, study indicates
Bacteria in the human body are sharing genes with one another at a higher rate than is typically seen in nature, and some of those genes appear to be traveling -- independent of their microbial hosts -- from one part of the body to another, researchers report in the journal Scientific Reports. (2019-04-11)
Study suggests the majority of tourniquets used in medical procedures are contaminated
New research presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (April 13-16) shows that a majority of tourniquets inspected contained microbes which could put patient safety and care quality at risk. (2019-04-11)
Unique oil-eating bacteria found in world's deepest ocean trench
Research that reveals what lies at the bottom of the deepest part of the ocean -- the Mariana Trench. (2019-04-11)
Could eating garlic reduce aging-related memory problems?
Consuming garlic helps counteract age-related changes in gut bacteria associated with memory problems, according to a new study conducted with mice. (2019-04-08)
Tokyo Tech scientists discover deep microbes' key contribution to Earth's carbon cycle
Hydrocarbons play key roles in atmospheric and biogeochemistry, the energy economy, and climate change. (2019-04-04)
University of Manchester technology set to lead fight against anti-microbial resistance
Professor Douglas Kell and colleagues have developed novel technology that identifies the most effective antibiotic to kill organisms in urinary tract infections. (2019-04-04)
Urban biodiversity to lower chronic disease
Replanting urban environments with native flora could be a cost effective way to improve public health because it will help 'rewild' the environmental and human microbiota, University of Adelaide researchers say. (2019-03-27)
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