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Biomedical sciences researchers isolate gut bacteria that can prevent and cure rotavirus infection
The presence of specific microbiota, or microorganisms that live in the digestive tract, can prevent and cure rotavirus infection, which is the leading cause of severe, life-threatening diarrhea in children worldwide, according to a new study by the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University. (2019-10-10)
How nasty Toxoplasma parasite damages the human eye
An international study used human retinal cells to demonstrate how the Toxoplasma parasite creates a characteristic eye lesion that can help doctors diagnose the infection. (2019-09-29)
Chinese scientists develop novel biophotovoltaics system
Researchers from the Institute of Microbiology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have reported a novel biophotovoltaics (BPV) system based on a synthetic microbial consortium with constrained electron flow. (2019-09-20)
Did microbes assist life in colonizing land?
The microbiome of terrestrial organisms, regardless of their kinship relationships, differs significantly from those of aquatic organisms. (2019-09-17)
Algae and bacteria team up to increase hydrogen production
A University of Cordoba research group combined algae and bacteria in order to produce biohydrogen, fuel of the future (2019-09-16)
Soil scientist researches nature versus nurture in microorganisms
Ember Morrissey, assistant professor of environmental microbiology at West Virginia University, uncovered that nature significantly affects how the tiny organisms under our feet respond to their current surroundings. (2019-09-11)
UBC study finds health isn't the only issue with bacteria growth
Microorganisms growing inside aging buildings and infrastructure are more than just a health issue, according to new research from UBC Okanagan. (2019-09-11)
Microorganisms reduce methane release from the ocean
Bacteria in the Pacific Ocean remove large amounts of the greenhouse gas methane. (2019-09-10)
Disrupting the gut microbiome may affect some immune responses to flu vaccination
The normal human gut microbiome is a flourishing community of microorganisms, some of which can affect the human immune system. (2019-09-06)
Microbes may play a role in heart attack onset
Microorganisms in the body may contribute to destabilisation of coronary plaques and subsequent heart attack, according to late breaking research presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology.(1) (2019-08-31)
Ancient die-off greater than the dinosaur extinction
When significant oxygen entered the atmosphere, ancient life multiplied. But after a few hundred million years, Earth's oxygen plummeted, resulting in a die-off likely greater than the extinction of the dinosaurs. (2019-08-28)
The flavor of chocolate is developed during the processing of the cocoa beans
Can you manipulate the taste of noble cocoas in different directions to create exciting new flavours for the world's chocolate fans? (2019-08-26)
Foodborne pathogen sheltered by harmless bacteria that support biofilm formation
Pathogenic bacteria that stubbornly lurk in some apple-packing facilities may be sheltered and protected by harmless bacteria that are known for their ability to form biofilms, according to Penn State researchers, who suggest the discovery could lead to development of alternative foodborne-pathogen-control strategies. (2019-08-21)
All-in-one: New microbe degrades oil to gas
The tiny organisms cling to oil droplets and perform a great feat: As a single organism, they may produce methane from oil by a process called alkane disproportionation. (2019-08-20)
How coastal mud holds the key to climate cooling gas
Bacteria found in muddy marshes, estuaries and coastal sediment synthesise one of the Earth's most abundant climate cooling gases -- according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). (2019-08-19)
Microorganisms build the best fuel efficient hydrogen cells
With billions of years of practice, nature has created the most energy efficient machines. (2019-08-19)
Each cell is a small world: the microbiome of ciliates has been studied
Microbiologists investigated the microbiome of a sessile free-living ciliate Stentor coeruleus. (2019-08-16)
Microbes have adapted to live on food that is hundreds of years old
Microbial communities living in deep aquatic sediments have adapted to survive on degraded organic matter, according to a study published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology and coauthored by professors at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (2019-08-13)
Novel strategy uncovers potential to control widespread soilborne pathogens
This study introduces a new strategy for identifying antagonistic bacteria, which can then be used to control important plant pathogens. (2019-08-08)
How microorganisms protect themselves against free radicals
There are numerous different scenarios in which microorganisms are exposed to highly reactive molecules known as free radicals. (2019-08-01)
Microbiome diversity builds a better mouse model
The path to building a better mouse model starts with the microorganisms that colonize it. (2019-08-01)
Magnetic 'springs' break down marine microplastic pollution
Plastic waste that finds its way into oceans and rivers poses a global environmental threat with damaging health consequences for animals, humans, and ecosystems. (2019-07-31)
Simpler than expected: A microbial community with small diversity cleans up algal blooms
Algae blooms regularly make for pretty, swirly satellite photos of lakes and oceans. (2019-07-29)
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)
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