|Honey, I shrunk the cell culture|
Added: 17.11.2018 17:54 | 6 views | 0 comments
A new 'shrink ray' can change the size and shape of a block of gel-like material while human or bacterial cells grow on it. This tool holds promise for biomedical researchers, including those seeking to shed light on how to grow replacement tissues and organs for implants.
|The Martians have landed in London, and they’re hogging the camera|
Added: 17.11.2018 17:51 | 5 views | 0 comments
Artist Jenna Sutela has used Mars-friendly bacteria to grow an alien culture, rich in music and poetry – but is it any good?
|Probiotics are mostly useless and can actually hurt you|
Added: 17.11.2018 17:50 | 5 views | 0 comments
Supplements of “friendly” bacteria often don’t improve our gut microbiota and can be harmful after antibiotics, according to the most in-depth study yet
|Is studying your gut bacteria key to good health or a waste of money?|
Added: 17.11.2018 17:50 | 7 views | 0 comments
Forget your own genome – now you can pay to sequence the DNA of the microbes in your gut and get advice on which foods to eat for better health
|New techniques can detect lyme disease weeks before current tests|
Added: 17.11.2018 17:39 | 3 views | 0 comments
Researchers have developed techniques to detect Lyme disease bacteria weeks sooner than current tests, allowing patients to start treatment earlier.
|Bursting bubbles launch bacteria from water to air|
Added: 17.11.2018 0:22 | 11 views | 0 comments
A new study shows how bubbles contaminated with bacteria can act as tiny microbial grenades, bursting and launching microorganisms, including potential pathogens, out of the water and into the air.
|Insect antibiotic provides new way to eliminate bacteria|
Added: 17.11.2018 0:22 | 18 views | 0 comments
An antibiotic called thanatin attacks the way the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria is built. Researchers have now found out that this happens through a previously unknown mechanism. Thanatin, produced naturally by the spined soldier bug, can therefore be used to develop new classes of antibiotics.
|Resistant bacteria: Can raw vegetables and salad pose a health risk?|
Added: 17.11.2018 0:22 | 16 views | 0 comments
Salad is popular with people who want to maintain a balanced and healthy diet. Salad varieties are often offered for sale ready-cut and film-packaged. It is known that these types of fresh produce may be contaminated with bacteria that are relevant from the point of view of hygiene. Researchers have now shown that these bacteria may also harbor bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics.
|'Bionic mushrooms' fuse nanotech, bacteria and fungi|
Added: 16.11.2018 22:21 | 5 views | 0 comments
Researchers have taken an ordinary white button mushroom from a grocery store and made it bionic, supercharging it with 3D-printed clusters of cyanobacteria that generate electricity and swirls of graphene nanoribbons that can collect the current.
|Dodging antibiotic resistance by curbing bacterial evolution|
Added: 16.11.2018 21:45 | 12 views | 0 comments
Lowering mutation rates in harmful bacteria might be an as yet untried way to hinder the emergence of antimicrobial pathogens. One target for drug development might be a protein factor, DNA translocase Mfd, that enables bacteria to evolve rapidly by promoting mutations in many different bacterial species. This action speeds antibiotic resistance, including multi-drug resistance. Working on drugs to block Mfd and similar factors could be a revolutionary strategy to address the worldwide crisis of treatment-resistant infectious diseases.