Building bacteria to keep us well

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Some of the trillions of bacteria living in your […]. Technology and Engineering Bacteria BuildingThat feeling in your gut? Well, it’s in your head, but some of it does truly start in the gastrointestinal tract. Credit: Tae Seok Lab/WashU That feeling in your gut?

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.

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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

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 […].

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

Breakthrough in understanding ‘tummy bug’ bacteria

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Some of these bacteria are able to […].

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.

Pathogenic bacteria rendered almost harmless

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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

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.

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.

AIRXÔM Reveals the 1st Mask Capable of Destroying Viruses, Bacteria and Volatile Organic Compounds

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AIRXÔM Reveals the 1st Mask Capable of Destroying Viruses, Bacteria and Volatile Organic Compounds AIRXÔM Reveals the 1st Mask Capable of Destroying Viruses, Bacteria and Volatile Organic Compounds CES 2022 | 5 – 7 JANUARY 2022 FRENCHTECH PAVILION BY BUSINESS … Continue reading → Business Wire

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.

‘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.

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.

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).

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 […].

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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 […].

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

Evolution in real-time: How bacteria adapt to their hosts

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Some bacteria become increasingly infectious when they have to move from cell to cell in order to survive Credit: © Patrick Arthofer In the environment, they are often found inside unicellular organisms.

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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Poor hygiene is significant risk for antimicrobial-resistant bacteria colonization

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– Scientists have found clear indicators for how the interaction of poor hygiene and antibiotic use contribute to the colonization of antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) bacteria in humans, a problem that contributes to hundreds of thousands of deaths annually. Credit: WSU PULLMAN, Wash.

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

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Dog food sold across Europe contains antibiotic-resistant bacteria, including ‘superbugs’ found in hospital patients

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New research being presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), held online this year, reveals raw dog food to be a major source of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, making it an international public health risk. With some of the multidrug-resistant bacteria in raw dog food identical to those found in hospital patients […].

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.

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 […].