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March 21, 2019

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March 21, 2019

Better Water Testing, Safer Produce

Mar. 20, 2019 — Irrigation water's E. coli results can differ between labs, test ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — In favorable conditions, many bacteria propel themselves to food sources and other sites of interest using whip-like molecular propellers known as flagella. However, according to new research, ... read more

Mar. 18, 2019 — Nitric oxide (NO) is a central molecule of the global nitrogen cycle. A study reveals that microorganisms can grow on NO. Their results change our view of the earth's nitrogen cycle and how ... read more

Mar. 15, 2019 — Scientists have discovered that repellent odors suppress the perception of pleasant smells. This happens because certain brain structures that respond to attractive odors are inhibited by a repellent ... read more

Oral Bacteria in Pancreas Linked to More Aggressive Tumors

Mar. 14, 2019 — The presence of oral bacteria in so-called cystic pancreatic tumours is associated with the severity of the tumour, researchers report. It is hoped that the results can help to improve diagnosis and ... read more

Bacteria 'Trap' Could Help Slow Down Antibiotic Resistance

Mar. 14, 2019 — Scientists have developed a new and faster test for identifying how single bacteria react to antibiotics, which could help in the fight against antimicrobial ... read more

Mar. 14, 2019 — Green tea cut obesity and a number of inflammatory biomarkers linked with poor health in a new ... read more

Mar. 13, 2019 — Using roundworms, one of Earth's simplest animals, bioscientists have found the first direct link between a diet containing too little vitamin B12 and an increased risk of infection by two ... read more

Novel Potent Antimicrobial from Thermophilic Bacterium

Mar. 12, 2019 — Microbiologists have discovered a new glycocin, a small antimicrobial peptide with a sugar group attached, which is produced by a thermophilic bacterium and is stable at relatively high temperatures. ... read more

DNA and RNA Copying Made Easy

Mar. 12, 2019 — Whether revealing a perpetrator with DNA evidence, diagnosing a pathogen, classifying a paleontological discovery, or determining paternity, the duplication of nucleic acids (amplification) is ... read more

Mar. 12, 2019 — Researchers explain how viruses make a molecular decoy that is used to subvert the CRISPR-Cas bacterial immune ... read more

Sinister Blastocystis: A Clandestine Killer of Good Bacteria Revealed

Mar. 11, 2019 — A study has revealed an insidious aspect of the gut protozoan Blastocystis, which is largely thought to be a harmless commensal organism. A Singaporean subtype of Blastocystis, ST7, caused the ... read more

Mar. 11, 2019 — Researchers have applied molecular evolutionary analysis to quantify the severity of negative selection pressures on genes encoding the pneumococcal choline-binding proteins (CBPs). They found ... read more

Mar. 8, 2019 — Researchers have developed a community they named THOR, three species of bacteria isolated from soybean roots and grown together. The complex community of microbes developed new behaviors together ... read more

Mar. 8, 2019 — Sewage can reveal the occurrence of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria among healthy populations, an international study ... read more

Germ-Fighting Catheter Coating May Help Prevent Infections

Mar. 7, 2019 — In an innovation that may ultimately help to prevent deadly bloodstream infections, a team of biomedical engineers and infectious disease specialists have developed a coating to keep intravascular ... read more

Mar. 7, 2019 — Antibiotics survival mechanism: Researchers have discovered an unexpected mechanism that allows bacteria to defend themselves against antibiotics, a surprise finding that could lead to retooled drugs ... read more

How Antifreeze Proteins Make Ice Crystals Grow

Mar. 7, 2019 — Bacteria, plants, insects, or even fish use antifreeze proteins to protect themselves from the cold. The proteins block the growth of ice crystals. In a new study, researchers have confirmed that ... read more

Mar. 7, 2019 — Researchers have generated a new mouse model that mimics human acne for the first time, and used it to validate the concept of 'good' and 'bad' acne bacteria and introduce new ... read more

Using Tiny Organisms to Unlock Big Environmental Mysteries

Mar. 7, 2019 — Biological processes that influence climate and the environment, such as carbon fixation or nitrogen recycling are parts of these planet-wide processes are actually driven by the tangible actions of ... read more

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