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May 19, 2019

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Electric Field-Based Dressing Helps Heal Wound Infections

Researchers have found a way to charge up the fight against bacterial infections using electricity. Scientists have developed a dressing that uses an electric field to disrupt biofilm infection in ... read more
A multidisciplinary team has provided new insight into underlying mechanisms controlling the precise size of cells. The researchers found that 'the adder,' a function that ... read more
Data collected from over 1 million forest plots reveals patterns of where plant roots form symbiotic relationships with fungi ... read more
Researchers identify exact cells mediating the mouse's defense against Staphylococcus ... read more
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A research team has developed an approach to co-culture a complex human gut microbiome in direct contact with intestinal tissue for at least five days using 'organ-on-a-chip' (Organ Chip) ... read more

Researchers have discovered that Pseudomonas bacteria can detect the speed (shear rate) of flow regardless of the force. By linking the flow-detecting gene to one responsible for illumination, they ... read more

Common Food Additive Found to Affect Gut Microbiota

Experts call for better regulation of a common additive in foods and medicine, as research reveals it can impact the gut microbiota and contribute to inflammation in the colon, which could trigger ... read more

Understanding Relationship Break-Ups to Protect the Reef

Unravelling the secrets of the relationship between coral and the algae living inside it will help prevent coral bleaching, researchers believe. By using genomic data to look for genes that enhance ... read more

Peering Into the Past, Scientists Discover Bacteria Transformed a Viral Threat to Survive

A study reports the first known evidence of bacteria stealing genetic material from their own worst enemy, bacteriophages, and transforming it to ... read more

Researchers have found that the enzyme responsible for the methane-methanol conversion in methanotrophic bacteria catalyzes the reaction at a site that contains just one copper ion. This finding ... read more

Painting a Fuller Picture of How Antibiotics Kill

Researchers have used machine-learning algorithms to discover a secondary mechanism that helps some antibiotics kill bacteria. This mechanism involves disrupting bacterial metabolism of nucleotides ... read more

Scientists have used an experimental therapy that relies on bacteria-infecting viruses collected, in part, through HHMI's SEA-PHAGES program to fight a Mycobacterium infection in a 15-year-old ... read more

Surface Protein Editing in Bacteria

New research delves into an unknown cell circuit in bacteria that can lead to new targets for ... read more

While sifting through the bacterial genome of salmonella, food scientists discovered mcr-9, a new stealthy, jumping gene so diabolical and robust that it resists one of the world's few ... read more

Teaching CRISPR and Antibiotic Resistance to High School Students

A team has developed BioBits, a suite of hands-on educational kits that enable students to perform a range of biological experiments by adding water and simple reagents to freeze-dried cell-free ... read more

Filming How Our Immune System Kills Bacteria

To kill bacteria in the blood, our immune system relies on nanomachines that can open deadly holes in their targets. Scientists have now filmed these nanomachines in action, discovering a key ... read more

Link Between Starch Digestion Gene, Gut Bacteria

A newly discovered relationship between genetic variation and the gut microbiome could help nutritionists personalize their recommendations. People with a high number of copies of a gene called AMY1, ... read more

Topical Cream Found as Less-Toxic Therapy to Treat Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

Paromomysin-based topical treatments were shown to be effective in curing cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL), according to a randomized, double blind study conducted in Panama. Leishmaniasis, transmitted ... read more

A new study of factors that cause corals stress suggests that localized attempts to curb pollution on reefs won't save them without a worldwide effort to reduce global ... read more

Reservoir Bugs: Study Shows Why Stomach Pathogen Is So Tough to Eradicate

Once the stomach-dwelling bacteria Helicobacter pylori is established in the stomach, investigators have learned that even competing strains of the same species can't displace ... read more

Mathematician's Breakthrough on Non-Toxic Pest Control

Breakthrough 'gene silencing' technique uses naturally occurring soil bacteria to kill specific crop-destroying pests without harming other insects or the environment. Non-toxic pest ... read more

Cranberry Oligosaccharides Might Help Prevent UTIs

Many people have heard that drinking cranberry juice can help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs). Although clinical trials of this popular folk remedy have produced mixed results, some studies ... read more

Right Combination of Diet and Bacteria Limits Cancer Progression

Researchers have discovered a combination of dietary factors and gut bacteria that inhibits the progression of colorectal cancer. Their findings could help exploit dietary regimens for therapeutic ... read more

A parasitic amoeba that causes severe gut disease in humans protects itself from attack by biting off pieces of host cells and putting their proteins on its own surface, according to ... read more

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