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Manganese plays a key role in bacterial infection

Added: 21.09.2018 17:22 | 13 views | 0 comments

The ability to acquire manganese during infection is essential for the virulence of Enterococcus faecalis in animals, according to a new study.

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A naturally occurring antibiotic active against drug-resistant tuberculosis

Added: 21.09.2018 5:19 | 6 views | 0 comments

Researchers have discovered that a naturally occurring antibiotic called kanglemycin A is effective against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that cause tuberculosis, even in drug-resistant strains.


Scientists use bear saliva to rapidly test for antibiotics

Added: 20.09.2018 19:21 | 7 views | 0 comments

A team of scientists has discovered a technology that rapidly assesses potentially lifesaving antibiotics by using bacteria in saliva from an East Siberian brown bear.

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A paper battery powered by bacteria

Added: 20.09.2018 18:31 | 6 views | 0 comments

In remote areas of the world, everyday items like electrical outlets and batteries are luxuries. Health care workers in these areas often lack electricity to power diagnostic devices, and commercial batteries may be too expensive. Today, researchers report a new type of battery -- made of paper and fueled by bacteria -- that could overcome these challenges.


Weaponizing oxygen to kill infections and disease

Added: 20.09.2018 17:53 | 6 views | 0 comments

The life-threatening bacteria MRSA can cripple a medical facility since it is resistant to treatment. But scientists report that they are now making advances in a new technique that avoids antibiotics, instead using light to activate oxygen, which wipes out bacteria. The method also could be used to treat other microbial infections, and possibly even cancer.

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Intestinal Bacteria Can Generate Electric Current, Study Shows

Added: 20.09.2018 13:55 | 20 views | 0 comments

Scientists already know that bacteria can create an electric current outside their own cell, known as extracellular electron transport. This has been demonstrated and analyzed in detail in some bacteria that specialize in the metabolism of metal salts. A team of researchers from Lund University and the National University of Ireland Galway has now studied [...]


Santi Cazorla: Villarreal midfielder on Steven Gerrard, Arsenal & gangrene

Added: 20.09.2018 7:16 | 17 views | 0 comments

As he prepares to face Rangers in the Europa League, Villarreal's Santi Cazorla recalls how bacteria ate eight centimetres of his Achillies tendon.


Anti-inflammatory protein promotes healthy gut bacteria to curb obesity

Added: 19.09.2018 23:18 | 7 views | 0 comments

Scientists have discovered that the anti-inflammatory protein NLRP12 normally helps protect mice against obesity and insulin resistance when they are fed a high-fat diet. The researchers also reported that the NLRP12 gene is underactive in people who are obese, making it a potential therapeutic target for treating obesity and diabetes, both of which are risk factors for cardiovascular disease and other serious conditions.

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Characterization of pregnancy microbiome reveals variations in bacterial diversity

Added: 19.09.2018 23:18 | 8 views | 0 comments

Researchers performed detailed whole-community sequencing on the microbial communities of three maternal body sites (vagina, gut, and oral cavity) over the course of pregnancy from the first trimester through delivery revealing variations in bacterial diversity.

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