Microbiology News

Revolting recipe from the Dark Ages may be key to defeat MRSA

A stomach-churning potion from the Dark Ages could be the death of the modern day Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection, according to researchers who claim that the ancient ...

11 hours ago from The Independent

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Deciphering the origins of cell behavior

Researchers at the Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore, have made significant advances in our understanding of cellular biology; providing evidence that the inherent 'handedness' ...

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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Researchers discover bacterial genetic pathway involved in body odour production

For many, body odour is an unfortunate side effect of their daily lives. The smell is caused by bacteria on the skin breaking down naturally secreted molecules contained within sweat. Now, researchers ...

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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Researchers discover bacteria propelled by a kind of rotary driver

Harvard researchers, probing the mystery of how some bacteria move across surfaces, have discovered a kind of rotary motor in the bacterium Flavobacterium johnsoniae.

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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Compound from soil microbe inhibits biofilm formation

Researchers have shown that a known antibiotic and antifungal compound produced by a soil microbe can inhibit another species of microbe from forming biofilms—microbial mats that frequently ...

Mon 30 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Survey of salmonella species in Staten Island Zoo's snakes

For humans, Salmonella is always bad news. The bacterial pathogen causes paratyphoid fever, gastroenteritis and typhoid. But for snakes, the bacteria aren't always bad news. Certain species ...

Mon 30 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Fighting back against superbugs

Antibiotics—and antibiotic resistance—are in the news once again, with announcements by McDonald's and Costco that they will eliminate antibiotics that are important to human medicine from use ...

Mon 30 Mar 15 from Medical Xpress

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Here's Why Drug-Resistant Bacteria Could Spread Globally

Two genes responsible for building up drug-resistance can easily be shared between a family of bacteria

Thu 26 Mar 15 from TIME

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Team discovers link between lifestyles of indigenous communities and gut microbial ecologies

An international team of researchers led by the University of Oklahoma has discovered a strong association between the lifestyles of indigenous communities and their gut microbial ecologies ...

Wed 25 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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