Microbiology News


Antimicrobial paints have a blind spot

Antimicrobial paints offer the promise of extra protection against bacteria. But Northwestern University researchers caution that these paints might be doing more harm than good.

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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Some viruses help protect harmful bacteria in CF patients, study finds

Chronic bacterial infections in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients are worsened by a previously unappreciated biological agent: a group of viruses that infect the bacteria.

Wed 17 Apr 19 from Medical Xpress

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Bioengineers add cooperative molecules to their toolkit for programming signal processing

Elaborate molecular networks inside living cells enable them to sense and process many signals from the environment to perform desired cellular functions. Synthetic biologists have been able ...

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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Researchers develop new platform that recreates cancer in a dish to quickly determine the best bacterial therapy

Engineering bacteria to intelligently sense and respond to disease states, from infections to cancer, has become a promising focus of synthetic biology. Rapid advances in genetic engineering ...

Wed 17 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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Infection biology: Gut microbe helps thwart Salmonella

Researchers have identified a bacterial species in the gut microbiome of the mouse which protects against infection by human-pathogenic Salmonella.

3 hours ago from ScienceDaily

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Study reveals factors behind embryonic stem cell state

Embryonic stem cells (ESC) have the ability to self-renew, and, being pluripotent have the potential to create almost any cell type in the body. The embryonic stem cell state is established ...

Wed 17 Apr 19 from Medical Xpress

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New deep-learning approach predicts protein structure from amino acid sequence

Nearly every fundamental biological process necessary for life is carried out by proteins. They create and maintain the shapes of cells and tissues; constitute the enzymes that catalyze life-sustaining ...

Wed 17 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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Scientists crack the code to regenerate plant tissues

Plant regeneration can occur via formation of a mass of pluripotent cells. The process of acquisition of pluripotency involves silencing of genes to remove original tissue memory and priming ...

Wed 17 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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New research identifies microbes that may reduce allergy-like reactions in many people

Some aged cheeses cause allergy-like reactions in many people, but an Iowa State University scientist is working to identify bacteria that could reduce those unpleasant side effects.

Tue 16 Apr 19 from Medical Xpress

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Bacterial mix helps predict future change

A controlled, laboratory approach, along with computer simulations, has helped KAUST researchers to show that bacterial communities can homogenously disperse within aquatic ecosystems, even ...

Wed 17 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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