|Fixing soybean's need for nitrogen|
Added: 21.03.2018 18:18 | 11 views | 0 comments
To make protein, soybean plants need a lot of nitrogen. Beneficial bacteria in root nodules typically assist. A new study shows it's possible to increase the number of soybean root nodules--and the bacteria that live there--to further increase crop yields. This could remove the need to apply additional nitrogen fertilizers.
|Medicine for sick koalas turns out to actually kill them|
Added: 21.03.2018 16:35 | 19 views | 0 comments
Koalas are often given antibiotics to treat a lethal strain of chlamydia, but the medicines often kill the koalas by wiping out friendly bacteria in their guts
|How the skin becomes inflamed: Toxin-producing bacteria|
Added: 21.03.2018 15:51 | 3 views | 0 comments
Researchers report the discovery of a key underlying immune mechanism that explains why to how our skin becomes inflamed from conditions such as atopic dermatitis, more commonly known as eczema. Toxin-producing bacteria on the surface of our skin induces a protein that causes our own cells to react and cause inflammation.
|Skin bacteria could protect against disease|
Added: 21.03.2018 15:51 | 0 views | 0 comments
There are more and more examples of the ways in which we can benefit from our bacteria. According to new research, this is true for the skin as well. The work has shown that the most common bacteria on human skin secrete a protein which protects us from the reactive oxygen species thought to contribute to several skin diseases. The protein has an equally strong effect on dangerous oxygen species as known antioxidants such as vitamin C and vitamin E.
|Our personal skin microbiome is surprisingly stable|
Added: 21.03.2018 15:51 | 1 views | 0 comments
Despite regular washing and contact with bacteria-laden objects, our personal milieu of skin microbes remains highly stable over time, reports a metagenomics study. The authors say this knowledge could be applied to better understand a wide range of human skin disorders through the development of prebiotic, probiotic, and microbial transplantation approaches.
|Dietary fiber protects against obesity and metabolic syndrome, study finds|
Added: 21.03.2018 15:50 | 0 views | 0 comments
Consumption of dietary fiber can prevent obesity, metabolic syndrome and adverse changes in the intestine by promoting growth of 'good' bacteria in the colon, according to a new study.
|Can aloe vera help with acne?|
Added: 21.03.2018 10:00 | 3 views | 0 comments
Aloe vera has antibacterial properties and a good track record in treating acne. Learn about different ways to use aloe vera for reducing pimples.
|Ribosomes found to induce somatic cell pluripotency|
Added: 21.03.2018 2:07 | 7 views | 0 comments
In 2012, a Japanese research group discovered that human skin cells acquire pluripotency when introduced to lactic acid bacteria (Lactobacillus acidophilus). Now, the same group of researchers have found that the cause of somatic cell conversion into pluripotent stem cells is the ribosome, a protein synthesizing cellular organelle.
|Continuously killing bacteria on coated stainless steel -- add bleach to recharge|
Added: 20.03.2018 22:42 | 4 views | 0 comments
Stainless steel is the gold standard for kitchen appliances and cookware, but bacteria can grow on these surfaces, contaminating food. Current coatings available on the market are pricey and potentially harmful, so scientists have now developed an affordable specialized polymer coating for such surfaces that they can recharge with bleach treatments.
|Excitations: First steps of photosynthesis|
Added: 20.03.2018 21:18 | 7 views | 0 comments
Photosynthesis has driven life on this planet for more than 3 billion years -- first in bacteria, then in plants -- but we don't know exactly how it works.