Good bacteria can temper chemotherapy side effects

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Naturally occurring gut bacteria can clean up chemo toxins in the body, study finds Credit: Northwestern University In the human gut, good bacteria make great neighbors.

‘Last resort’ antibiotic pops bacteria like balloons

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Scientists have revealed how an antibiotic of ‘last resort’ kills bacteria. Credit: IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON Scientists have revealed how an antibiotic of ‘last resort’ kills bacteria.

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Bacteria can tell the time

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Now research reveals that bacteria too have internal clocks that align with the 24-hour cycle of life on Earth. Credit: Professor Ákos Kovács, Technical University of Denmark Humans have them, so do other animals and plants.

‘Pokemonas’: Bacteria related to lung parasites discovered, named after Pokémon

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Credit: Marcel Dominik Solbach A research team at the University of Cologne has discovered previously undescribed bacteria in amoebae that are related to Legionella and may even cause disease.

Gulls, sentinels of bacteria in the environment

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Seagulls birds can spread antibiotic-resistant bacteria that circulate in the wild Credit: Marta Cerdà (CReSA-IRTA) Gulls are one of the main wild birds that act as reservoirs of Campylobacter and Salmonella, two most relevant intestinal antibiotic-resistant bacteria causing gastroenteritis in humans.

#news #biotech Making drug-resistant bacteria susceptible to antibiotics

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Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Making drug-resistant bacteria susceptible to antibiotics.Making drug-resistant bacteria susceptible to antibiotics aliu Wed, 06/09/2021 – 05:52 from FierceBiotech: Biotech [link].

Breakthrough in understanding ‘tummy bug’ bacteria

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New material to treat wounds can protect against resistant bacteria

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First successful implementation of new antibacterial technology Credit: Anna-Lena Lundqvist/Chalmers Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a new material that prevents infections in wounds – a specially designed hydrogel, that works against all types of bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant ones.

Soil bacteria evolve with climate change

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While evolution is normally thought of as occurring over millions of years, researchers at the University of California, Irvine have discovered that bacteria can evolve in response to climate change in 18 months. In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, biologists from UCI found that evolution is one way […]. Atmospheric Science Biology Climate Change Ecology/Environment Microbiology

From Acne to Cancer, BiomX Infects Bad Bacteria with Modified Viruses

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While many microbiome therapies rely on adding bacteria, like probiotics, Israel-based BiomX takes a somewhat unique approach of removing harmful bacteria

Imbalance in gum bacteria linked to Alzheimer’s disease biomarker

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Increases in “bad” bacteria and decreases in “good” bacteria in gums associated with amyloid beta Older adults with more harmful than healthy bacteria in their gums are more likely to have evidence for amyloid beta–a key biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease–in their cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), according to new research from NYU College of Dentistry and Weill […].

Wasp Venom Shows Potential Against Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

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Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania hope to use powerful antimicrobial molecules found in the venom of the Vespula lewisii (Korean Yellow-jacket wasp) against the antibiotic-resistant bacteria that cause sepsis and tuberculosis

Symbiotic bacteria in root cells may be key to producing better crops, Rutgers study finds

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May 12, 2021) – A Rutgers study finds that symbiotic bacteria that colonize root cells may be managed to produce hardier crops that need less fertilizer. Bacteria stimulate root hair growth in all plants that form root hairs, so the researchers […].

Research reveals how bacteria defeat drugs that fight cystic fibrosis

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Credit: UM photo MISSOULA – University of Montana researchers and their partners have discovered a slimy strategy used by bacteria to defeat antibiotics and other drugs used to combat infections afflicting people with cystic fibrosis.

Scientists discover curious clues in the war between cf bacteria

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UNC School of Medicine researchers describe in detail the different weaponry bacteria use to establish infection in the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis, depending on their age Credit: Cotter lab, UNC School of Medicine Several different kinds of bacteria can cause lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis (CF).

Ultra-low voltage proven effective at killing bacteria, study finds

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The research advances understanding of bacteria vulnerability and opens the door to new methods of fighting drug-resistant bacteria Credit: Russell Cothren FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.

Research pinpoints unique drug target in antibiotic resistant bacteria

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Credit: Shutterstock Researchers have identified a critical mechanism that allows deadly bacteria to gain resistance to antibiotics.

Hybrid microbes: Genome transfer between different bacteria strains explored

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Bacteria integrate genetic material from other bacterial strains more easily than previously thought, which can lead to improved fitness and accelerated evolution. The team analysed genome transfer between bacteria of different lineages. This is shown in a recent study by biophysicists at the University of Cologne. The study was published in the journal PNAS. In […]. Chemistry AND Physics Biomechanics/Biophysics Chemistry/Physics/Materials Sciences

‘Good bacteria’ in breast milk changes over time

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The cocktail of beneficial bacteria passed from mother to infant through breast milk changes significantly over time and could act like a daily booster shot for infant immunity and metabolism. […].

Princeton researchers find key to piercing harmful bacteria’s armor

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Princeton researchers have discovered a new protein involved in assembly and maintenance of the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria Credit: Silhavy Lab, Princeton University Bacteria are single-celled organisms that are essential to human health, both in our environment and inside our own bodies.

How our microplastic waste becomes ‘hubs’ for pathogens, antibiotic-resistant bacteria

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The incredible, variable bacteria living in your mouth

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Bacteria often show very strong biogeography – some bacteria are abundant in specific locations while absent from others – leading to major questions when applying microbiology to therapeutics or probiotics: how […].

RNA holds the reins in bacteria: U-M researchers observe RNA controlling protein synthesis

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Credit: Surajit Chatterjee To better understand how RNA in bacteria gives rise to protein–and along the way, target these processes in the design of new antibiotics–researchers are turning their attention to the unique way this process happens in bacteria.

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The new species of bacteria killing palms in Australia

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While investigating a disease outbreak in a Queensland botanical gardens, researchers discovered a new species of bacteria that causes a fatal disease in palms The bacterium, which they named Candidatus Phytoplasma dypsidis was found to cause a fatal wilt disease.

Molecular tweezers that attack antibiotic resistant bacteria developed by Ben-Gurion U.

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Credit: Dani Machlis/BGU BEER-SHEVA, Israel May 10, 2021 – Researchers from Ben-Gurion University (BGU), together with American and German colleagues, have developed new “molecular tweezers” to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Potential treatment against antibiotic-resistant bacteria causing gonorrhea and meningitis

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#news #biotech Efficiently ‘switching on’ bacteria to produce high-value chemicals

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Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Efficiently ‘switching on’ bacteria to produce high-value chemicals.High-value chemicals used in biofuels and pharmaceuticals can be made from bacteria by switching their chemistry to produce novel products.

Resist the resistance: fighting the good fight against bacteria

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Credit: The Medina Group/Penn State Drug-resistant bacteria could lead to more deaths than cancer by 2050, according to a report commissioned by the United Kingdom in 2014 and jointly supported by the U.K.

New technique allows for identification of potential drugs to fight resistant bacteria

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Washington, DC – June 20, 2021 – Researchers from the Miami University in Ohio have optimized a new technique that will allow scientists to evaluate how potential inhibitors work on antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This technique, called native state mass spectrometry, provides a quick way for scientists to identify the best candidates for effective clinical drugs, particularly […].

Global travellers vulnerable to drug-resistant bacteria – study

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International travellers are particularly vulnerable to virulent strains of drug-resistant bacteria – often picking up several different types during a trip through spending time in the company of other tourists, a new study reveals. The global spread of intestinal multidrug resistant gram-negative (MDR-GN) bacteria poses a serious threat to human health worldwide, with MDR clones […].

OU researcher identifies new mode of transmission for bacteria

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Credit: Stock image OKLAHOMA CITY AND DENMARK – Campylobacter infection, one of the most common foodborne illnesses in the Western world, can also be spread through sexual contact, according to a new research discovery by an OU Hudson College of Public Health faculty member, working in conjunction with colleagues in Denmark.

Cataloging nature’s hidden arsenal: Viruses that infect bacteria

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A new genetic approach can accelerate the study of phage-microbe interactions with implications for health, agriculture, and climate Credit: Wikimedia Commons Scientists are continually searching for new and improved ways to deal with bacteria, be it to eliminate disease-causing strains or to modify potentially beneficial strains.

#news #biotech Molecular tweezers that attack antibiotic resistant bacteria

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Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Molecular tweezers that attack antibiotic resistant bacteria.Researchers from Ben-Gurion University (BGU), together with American and German colleagues, have developed new “molecular tweezers” to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Probiotics increase gut bacteria diversity in extremely preterm infants

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A new clinical study has shown that supplements of a lactic acid bacterium may have positive effects by increasing the diversity of intestinal bacteria in these infants. Extremely preterm infants can suffer from a life-threatening inflammation of the gut. The study has been led by researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, and published in the scientific […]. Medicine & Health Clinical Trials Gastroenterology Immunology/Allergies/Asthma Medicine/Health Pediatrics

Researchers develop technique to functionally identify and sequence soil bacteria one cell at a time

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Littlest shop of horrors: Hungry green algae prefer to eat bacteria alive

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Kim New research suggests that the ability of green algae to eat bacteria is likely much more widespread than previously thought, a finding that could be crucial to environmental and climate science.

Understanding bacteria’s metabolism could improve biofuel production

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Study reveals how cells control what they produce after eating Credit: PNNL A new study reveals how bacteria control the chemicals produced from consuming ‘food.’

#news #biotech Light that kills bacteria: Alternative to antibiotics

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Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Light that kills bacteria: Alternative to antibiotics.The World Health Organisation is convinced that one of the greatest threats to humanity is the rapidly growing resistance of bacteria … Continue reading → #news

E. coli bacteria offer path to improving photosynthesis

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– Cornell University scientists have engineered a key plant enzyme and introduced it in Escherichia coli bacteria in order to create an optimal experimental environment for studying how to speed up photosynthesis, a holy grail for improving crop yields.

Experimental evolution reveals how bacteria gain drug resistance

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Credit: RIKEN A research team at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) in Japan has succeeded in experimentally evolving the common bacteria Escherichia coli under pressure from a large number of individual antibiotics.

Phages can anticipate bacteria’s location and destroy them before they cause an infection

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Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions have identified a novel strategy that can eliminate bacteria in a specific location before they cause an infection. The strategy uses a phage, a virus that infects and destroys bacteria, that can specifically locate in the same place the bacteria live in the gastrointestinal tract.

A molecule from gut bacteria reduces effect of diabetes medication

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The action of metformin, the classic drug used to treat diabetes by stabilizing blood sugar, can be blocked by a molecule from the bacteria in our intestines, a University of Gothenburg study shows. Credit: Photo by Johan Wingborg.

The surprising evolutionary history of our oral bacteria

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