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Secretion of sugar polymers modulates multicellularity in the bacterium Myxococcus xanthus

Added: 12.08.2020 23:20 | 6 views | 0 comments

Research has revealed that multicellular physiology in the social bacterium Myxococcus xanthus--a bacterium that can actively reorganize its community according to the environment in which it is found -- is modulated by the secretion of two natural sugar polymers in separate zones of a swarm.

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

Added: 12.08.2020 21:13 | 25 views | 0 comments

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. Researchers built a way to swallow a tool that acts like a colonoscopy, except that instead of looking at the colon with a camera, the technology takes samples of bacteria.

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New way to make bacteria more sensitive to antibiotics discovered

Added: 12.08.2020 16:52 | 21 views | 0 comments

Researchers have discovered a new way to reverse antibiotic resistance in some bacteria using hydrogen sulphide (H2S). By adding H2S releasing compounds to Acinetobacter baumannii - a pathogenic bacteria that does not produce H2S on its own - they found that exogenous H2S sensitised the A. baumannii to multiple antibiotic classes. It was even able to reverse acquired resistance in A. baumannii to gentamicin.

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Enzyme discovered in the gut could lead to new disease biomarker

Added: 11.08.2020 23:20 | 22 views | 0 comments

Enzymes used by bacteria to break down mucus in the gut could provide a useful biomarker for intestinal diseases, according to new research.

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Modelling parasitic worm metabolism suggests strategy for developing new drugs against infection

Added: 11.08.2020 23:20 | 17 views | 0 comments

Scientists have revealed a way to eradicate parasitic worms by stopping them from using alternative metabolism pathways provided by bacteria that live within them, according to new findings.

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Bacteria in infants' first stool may indicate their risk of obesity

Added: 11.08.2020 22:22 | 2 views | 0 comments

Meconium--the earliest stool of an infant -- is composed of materials ingested during the time the infant spends in the uterus. A new study found that the types of normal bacteria found in the meconium may predict an infant's likelihood of later developing obesity.

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Molecules that reduce 'bad' gut bacteria reverse narrowing of arteries in animal study

Added: 11.08.2020 22:22 | 3 views | 0 comments

Scientists have developed molecules that can remodel the bacterial population of intestines to a healthier state. They also have shown -- through experiments in mice -- that this approach reduces cholesterol levels and strongly inhibits the thickened-artery condition known as atherosclerosis.

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What to know about azithromycin

Added: 11.08.2020 21:24 | 2 views | 0 comments

Azithromycin is an antibiotic drug. It can help treat a range of bacterial infections that affect the lungs, sinuses, skin, and other parts of the body. Learn about its uses, risks, side effects, and how to use it here.

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A potential new weapon in the war against superbugs

Added: 11.08.2020 17:56 | 6 views | 0 comments

Researchers have shown that a newly discovered natural antibiotic, teixobactin, could be effective in treating bacterial lung conditions such as tuberculosis and those commonly associated with COVID-19.

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EGGER's Antibacterial Surfaces Combine Safety and Design

Added: 11.08.2020 5:30 | 3 views | 0 comments

On the melamine-resin-coated surfaces of EGGER products, bacteria and germs are reduced by 99.9% within 24 hours.
Safety and design are not mutually exclusive - especially when you choose EGGER products with certified antibacterial surface property. The wood-based materials manufacturer makes it easy for architects and fabricators in their projects with high hygiene requirements: the antibacterial property is included in products with the proven EGGER decor and material combination.

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