How bacteria cope with stress

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When exposed to stress, bacteria allow their metabolism to take a break during which they suppress, for example, the incorporation of proteins into membranes. Biology Bacteria cope stress

Bacteria generate electricity from methane

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Generating power while purifying the environment of greenhouse gases should be achievable using bacteria. In a new publication, microbiologists from Radboud University have demonstrated that it is possible to make methane-consuming bacteria generate power in the lab. The bacteria, Candidatus Methanoperedens, use methane to grow and naturally […]. Latest News Bacteria electricity generate Methane

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Bacteria upcycle carbon waste into valuable chemicals

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Bacteria are known for breaking down lactose to make yogurt and sugar to make beer. Now researchers led by Northwestern University and LanzaTech have harnessed bacteria to break down waste carbon dioxide (CO2) to make valuable industrial chemicals.

Bacteria make a beeline to escape tight spaces

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noa revealed that bacteria alter their swimming patterns when they get into tight spaces—making a beeline to escape from confinement. noa revealed that bacteria alter their […]. Biology Bacteria beeline escape spaces tight

Are scientists being fooled by bacteria?

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Many have studied it in bacteria and now some have seen signs of it in, plants, flies, and even human brain tumors. Biology Bacteria fooled scientists

Bacteria’s shapeshifting behaviour clue to new treatments for urinary tract infections

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Medicine & Health Bacterias behaviour clue infections Shapeshifting Tract treatments UrinaryUrinary tract infections are both very common and potentially very dangerous.

Striking lane-like patterns found in bacteria populations

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This organization can be seen in, for example, the growth of the cells around the outer layer of plants and how bacteria arrange themselves in microspores in soil. Biology Bacteria lanelike Patterns populations Striking

Ancestors of legionella bacteria infected cells two billion years ago

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Researchers at Uppsala University have discovered that the ancestors of legionella bacteria infected eukaryotic cells as early as two billion years ago. It happened soon after eukaryotes began to feed on bacteria. Biology ancestors Bacteria billion cells infected legionella years

Salmonella vaccine for poultry contributed to rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

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A natural CO2-sink thanks to symbiotic bacteria

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Biology Bacteria CO2sink Natural symbioticSeagrasses are widespread in shallow coastal regions of both temperate and tropical seas, covering up to 600,000 square kilometers, which is roughly the area of France.

Lower antibiotic resistance in intestinal bacteria with forgotten antibiotic

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A forgotten antibiotic, temocillin, led to lower selection of resistant bacteria than the standard treatment for febrile urinary tract infection, in a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Medicine & Health antibiotic Bacteria forgotten intestinal resistance

Probiotic bacteria may enhance tamoxifen effectiveness in treatment of ER+ breast cancer

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Probiotic bacteria may enhance anti-cancer activities of the breast cancer drug tamoxifen and other endocrine-targeted therapies, which could help reduce the risk of estrogen receptive positive (ER+) breast cancer, suggests a new study presented Monday at ENDO 2022, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Atlanta, Ga. While the majority of bacteria in the body is […]. Latest News Bacteria breast cancer effectiveness enhance probiotic Tamoxifen treatment

Infectious bacteria force host plants to feed them, study finds

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – A species of bacteria that infect corn crops compel their hosts to produce a feast of nutrients that keeps the pathogens alive and thriving long before they start to kill the plant’s cells, new research shows. The study in young maize plants reveals that these bacteria not only generate food for themselves […]. Latest News Bacteria feed finds force host infectious plants study

Scientists discover gut bacteria that improve memory in bees

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An international research team have discovered a specific type of gut bacteria in bees that can improve memory. An international research team have discovered a specific type of gut bacteria in bees that can improve memory. Latest News Bacteria bees discover gut improve memory scientistsThe study, led by scientists from Jiangnan University, China in collaboration with researchers from Queen Mary University of London and the […].

Research discovers new bacteria that stick to plastic in the deep sea to travel around the ocean

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Newcastle University scientists have found new types of plastic loving bacteria that stick to plastic in the deep sea that may enable them to ‘hitchhike’ across the ocean. Chemistry AND Physics Bacteria deep discovers ocean plastic research sea stick Travel

A gene in tuberculosis bacteria is found essential for siderophore secretion and virulence

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Medicine & Health Bacteria essential gene secretion siderophore tuberculosis virulenceBIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Lei Zhang, Ph.D., and Michael Niederweis, Ph.D.,

Thread spread – A never-before-seen way bacteria infect cells

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Zombie bites and airborne transmission are some of the fictional and all-too-real methods that pathogens like bacteria and viruses use to infect new hosts. Biologists from San Diego State University have identified a new way that one type of bacteria invades multiple cells within a living organism. Latest News Bacteria cells infect neverbeforeseen spread Thread

New ribosome-targeting antibiotic acts against drug-resistant bacteria

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Medicine & Health acts antibiotic Bacteria drugresistant ribosometargetingA new study published in Nature reports on a new antibiotic that binds to the ribosome of bacterial cells and stops drug-resistant pathogens from making mice sick. Credit: Polikanov, et al.

IgG antibodies in breast milk help shape infants’ gut bacteria and immunity

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Latest News Antibodies Bacteria breast gut IgG immunity infants milk shapeResearchers have known for some time that maternal breast milk provides critical nutrients for newborns, and antibodies from mothers vaccinated against a specific disease-causing bacterium or virus can be transferred via breast milk to babies. Now a new preclinical study by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators shows that one specific set of antibodies that is induced […].

Improving predictions of bacteria in Ala Wai Canal, Hawai‘i

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Biology Ala Bacteria canal Hawaii improving predictions WaiRecently published research led by University of Hawai‘i (UH) at M?noa noa scientists highlights the potential for using oceanographic sensors to make accurate predictions of Vibrio vulnificus, an infectious bacterium, in the Ala Wai Canal in Waikiki, Hawai‘i. By assessing rainfall, water temperature, dissolved nutrients and organic matter the team now has the ability to forecast potential […].

Louisville researchers reveal how oral bacteria suppress protection against viral growth

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They also found that oral bacteria can suppress the activity of these cells, increasing vulnerability to infection. Biology Bacteria growth Louisville oral protection researchers reveal suppress viralLOUISVILLE, Ky.

Researchers gain insights into how ultrasmall bacteria from the environment have adapted to live inside humans

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Some bacteria cause inflammation, leading to periodontitis and other systemic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Biology adapted Bacteria environment gain humans insights live researchers ultrasmall

Swirling bacteria mimic Van Gogh’s ‘The Starry Night’

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13, 2021) – Scientists discovered a way to transform millions of predatory bacteria into swirling flash mobs reminiscent of painter Vincent Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” as the unexpected result of experiments on a genetic circuit the creatures use to discern friend from foe. Biology Bacteria Goghs mimic night Starry Swirling VanHOUSTON – (Dec.

MBL team discovers new DNA modification system in animals, captured from bacteria more than 60 MYA

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Technology and Engineering animals Bacteria captured discovers DNA MBL modification MYA system TeamWOODS HOLE, Mass. — Your DNA holds the blueprint to build your body, but it’s a living document: Adjustments to the design can be made by epigenetic marks. Credit: M. Shribak and I.

Tweaked genes borrowed from bacteria excite heart cells in live mice

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Biology Bacteria borrowed cells excite Genes heart live mice TweakedDURHAM, N.C. Biomedical engineers at Duke University have demonstrated a gene therapy that helps heart muscle cells electrically activate in live mice.

Researchers first to predict when bacteria may become resistant to antibiotics

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Scientists have spotted signs of ‘pre-resistance’ in bacteria for the first time – signs that particular bacteria are likely to become resistant to antibiotics in the future – in a new study led by UCL and Great Ormond Street Hospital researchers. Latest News antibiotics Bacteria predict researchers resistant

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.

Researchers infuse bacteria with silver to improve power efficiency in fuel cells

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natural bacteria to extract electrons from organic matter in wastewater to generate electrical currents.?A Social & Behavioral Science Bacteria cells efficiency fuel improve infuse power researchers silverUCLA-led?team team of?engineers

Bacteria enters through natural openings at edges of corn leaves to cause Goss’s wilt

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Technology and Engineering Bacteria corn edges enters Gosss leaves Natural openings wiltGoss’s bacterial wilt and leaf blight is one of the most damaging diseases affecting corn. The most effective way to control this disease is to plant corn varieties that are resistant to the disease.

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.

‘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.

Inspired by bacteria and sperm, scientists make micro-robot swimmers

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Despite their tiny size, these micro-robotic swimmers – whose movements were inspired by bacteria and sperm – could one day be a formidable new tool for targeted drug delivery. Biology Bacteria Inspired microrobot scientists sperm swimmersITHACA, N.Y.

Gel fights drug-resistant bacteria and induces body’s natural immune defense

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In the fight against multidrug-resistant bacteria, scientists in Sweden have developed a new kind of antibiotic-free protection for wounds that kills drug-resistant bacteria and induces the body’s own immune responses to fight infections.

Fats fighting back against bacteria

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Droplets of fat inside our cells are helping the body’s own defence system fight back against infection, University of Queensland researchers have discovered.

Breakthrough in understanding ‘tummy bug’ bacteria

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Some of these bacteria are able to […].

THE LANCET MICROBE: Typhoid-causing bacteria have become increasingly resistant to essential antibiotics and have spread widely over past 30 years

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Typhi – the bacteria that causes Typhoid fever – charts the emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant strains. Latest News antibiotics Bacteria essential increasingly Lancet microbe resistant spread Typhoidcausing widely yearsPeer-reviewed / Observational study / People Largest genome sequencing study of S. Analysis of more than 7,500 S. Typhi genomes – mostly from South Asia – shows resistant strains have spread between countries at least 197 times in […].

Pathogenic bacteria rendered almost harmless

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#news #biotech Bacteria generate electricity from methane

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Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Bacteria generate electricity from methane.Generating power while purifying the environment of greenhouse gases should be achievable using bacteria.

How bacteria create a piggy bank for the lean times Basic science discovery could lead to improved biomaterial production

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Bacteria can store extra resources for the lean times. Biology Bacteria bank Basic biomaterial create discovery Improved lead lean piggy production Science timesIt’s a bit like keeping a piggy bank or carrying a backup battery pack.

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

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.

New molecule found in chestnut leaves disarms dangerous staph bacteria

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Traditional folk remedies in rural Italy inspired the research Credit: Quave Lab Scientists isolated a molecule, extracted from the leaves of the European chestnut tree, with the power to neutralize dangerous, drug-resistant staph bacteria.

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).