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.

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.

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Breakthrough in understanding ‘tummy bug’ bacteria

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Some of these bacteria are able to […].

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.

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.

‘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. […].

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

#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

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

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 […].

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.

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).

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.

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.

Potential treatment against antibiotic-resistant bacteria causing gonorrhea and meningitis

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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.

Johns Hopkins develops drive-thru type test to detect viral infections in bacteria

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But viruses can also infect life-sustaining bacteria and a Johns Hopkins University-led team has developed a test to determine if bacteria are sick, similar to the one used to test humans for COVID-19. The pandemic has made clear the threat that some viruses pose to people. “If there was a COVID-like pandemic occurring in important […].

By changing their shape, some bacteria can grow more resilient to antibiotics

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Credit: Shiladitya Banerjee New research led by Carnegie Mellon University Assistant Professor of Physics Shiladitya Banerjee demonstrates how certain types of bacteria can adapt to long-term exposure to antibiotics by changing their shape.

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.

Can bacteria make stronger cars, airplanes and armor?

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USC researchers harness the power of living organisms to make materials that are strong, tolerant and resilient Credit: Qiming Wang, USC Viterbi School of Engineering Biological systems can harness their living cells for growth and regeneration, but engineering systems cannot. Until now.

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.’

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.

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.

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.

Nehandertals’ gut microbiota and the bacteria helping our health

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Credit: University of Bologna Neanderthals’ gut microbiota already included some beneficial micro-organisms that are also found in our own intestine.

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.

Flipping light on-off turns bacteria into chemical factories

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Credit: Avalos Lab/Princeton University Researchers at Princeton University have created a new and improved way to more precisely control genetically engineered bacteria: by simply switching the lights on and off.

Groups of bacteria can work together to better protect crops and improve their growth

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Credit: Noam Eckshtain-Levi, Susanna Leigh Harris, Reizo Quilat Roscios, and Elizabeth Anne Shank Certain bacteria, known as plant-growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB), can improve plant health or protect them from pathogens and are used commercially to help crops.

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.

#news #biotech Groups of bacteria can work together to better protect crops and improve their growth

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Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Groups of bacteria can work together to better protect crops and improve their growth.Certain bacteria, known as plant-growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB), can improve plant health or protect them … Continue reading → #news

Swallowing this colonoscopy-like bacteria grabber could reveal secrets about your health

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Credit: Purdue University photo/Mark Simons Your gut bacteria could say a lot about you, such as why you’re diabetic or how you respond to certain drugs. But scientists can see only so much of the gastrointestinal tract to study the role of gut bacteria in your health.

#news #biotech Gut bacteria point to novel strategies for combating asthma, COVID-19

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Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Gut bacteria point to novel strategies for combating asthma, COVID-19.Gut bacteria point to novel strategies for combating asthma, COVID-19 arlene.weintraub Mon, 01/25/2021 – 08:26 from FierceBiotech: Biotech … Continue reading → #news

Carbon-chomping soil bacteria may pose hidden climate risk

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Credit: Judy Q. Yang Much of the earth’s carbon is trapped in soil, and scientists have assumed that potential climate-warming compounds would safely stay there for centuries.

#news #biotech E. coli bacteria offer path to improving photosynthesis

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coli bacteria offer path to improving photosynthesis.Cornell University scientists have engineered a key plant enzyme and introduced it in Escherichia coli bacteria in order to create … Continue reading → #newsBiotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: E.

Researchers identify the physical mechanism that can kill bacteria with gold nanoparticles

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Bacteria are increasingly resistant to these drugs, and this resistance leads to the deaths of more […].

#news #biotech Researchers develop customized targeting of bacteria using lysins

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Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Researchers develop customized targeting of bacteria using lysins.Researchers from the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT’s research … Continue reading → #news

Stopping tooth decay before it starts — without killing bacteria

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17, 2020 — Oral bacteria are ready to spring into action the moment a dental hygienist finishes scraping plaque off a patient’s teeth. Eating sugar or other carbohydrates causes the bacteria to quickly rebuild this tough and sticky biofilm and to produce acids that corrode tooth enamel, leading to cavities. WASHINGTON, Aug.

Study identifies ‘Achilles heel’ of bacteria linked to Crohn’s disease

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The discovery of an “Achilles heel” in a type of gut bacteria that causes intestinal inflammation in patients with Crohn’s disease may lead to more targeted therapies for the difficult to treat disease, according to Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian investigators.

Gum disease-causing bacteria borrow growth molecules from neighbors to thrive

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– The human body is filled with friendly bacteria. These peaceful bacteria engage in a one-sided relationship with pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis, helping the germ multiply and cause gum disease, according to a new University at Buffalo-led study. BUFFALO, N.Y. However, some of these microorganisms, such as Veillonella parvula, may be too nice.

Hungry plants rely on their associated bacteria to mobilize unavailable iron

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Harbort In nature, healthy plants are awash with bacteria and other microbes, mostly deriving from the soil they grow in. Credit: Christopher J.

Fermented Foods: Branding Bacteria Right in the Age of COVID-19

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But in the age of COVID-19, as consumers are understandably wary of microorganisms and their potential to make us sick, how can food brands find and effectively market the right bacteria? Terms such as “good bacteria” and “cultured” can go a long way.

Penn Medicine scientists engineer bacteria-killing molecules from wasp venom

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The team hopes to develop the molecules into new bacteria-killing drugs, […]. Potential new antibiotics work by disrupting bacterial membrane and summoning immune cells in animal models PHILADELPHIA–A team led by scientists in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has engineered powerful new antimicrobial molecules from toxic proteins found in wasp venom. Biology Biomedical/Environmental/Chemical Engineering Medicine/Health

New device offers faster way to detect antibiotic-resistant bacteria

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