Bacteria

Medical News Today: Supplement May Help Burn Fat Long After Exercise

Taking an appetite suppressant produced by gut bacteria may help increase the value of moderate exercise for weight loss, according to a new study.
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Human Fetal Lungs Harbor A Microbiome Signature

The lungs and placentas of fetuses in the womb -- as young as 11 weeks after conception -- already show a bacterial microbiome signature, which suggests that bacteria may colonize the lungs well before birth. How the microbes or microbial products...
Related topics: Microbiome

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Can Gut Bacteria Pass Diseases Like Alzheimer’s And Diabetes Among People? A Theory Says It Might...

If microbes influence our health, and if we share bacteria with the people around us, then we might be influencing whether or not they get Type II diabetes, heart disease or other conditions.
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, Diabetes

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Medical News Today: What To Know About Typhus

Typhus is a rare bacterial infection that people can acquire from insect bites. Discover its symptoms, risk factors, and the treatment options available.
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John Theurer Cancer Center Participating In Early-phase Study Of Immunotherapy-boosting Treatment

Investigators at John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey are participating in a first-in-patients clinical trial assessing VE800, a novel bacteria-containing therapy, in combination with the immunotherapy...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Clinical Trials

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Bartonella Bacteria Found In Hemangiosarcoma Tumors From Dogs

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a very high prevalence of Bartonella bacteria in tumors and tissues—but not blood samples—taken from dogs with hemangiosarcoma, a cancer of the blood vessels. The work further supports...
Related topics: Cancer, Medical Research, Oncology

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Whooping Cough Evolving Into A Superbug

Whooping cough bacteria are becoming smarter at colonizing and feeding off unwitting hosts -- whether they have been vaccinated or not -- strengthening calls for a new vaccine.
Related topics: Cough, Vaccines

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Walnuts May Be Good For The Gut And Help Promote Heart Health

Researchers found that eating walnuts daily as part of a healthy diet was associated with increases in certain bacteria that can help promote health. Additionally, those changes in gut bacteria were associated with improvements in some risk factors...
Related topics: Medical Research, Diet

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Bacteria-filled Bricks Build Themselves

The microorganisms transform sand and gelatin into a living construction material -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Here’s How Body Clock Cycles Affect Our Immune System

All life on Earth has evolved to cope with a rotating planet which results in the predictable transition between day and night. The details differ between plants, fungi, bacteria, and animals, but the consistent feature is a biological “clock”...

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Scientists Hope To Defeat Infections After Discovering Bacterial Espionage

University of Tartu scientists hope to create a solution for chronic infections that do not respond to antibiotic treatment, after having discovered mechanisms for listening in on sleeping bacteria.
Related topics: Medical Research, Antibiotics

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Bacteria "tolerant" Of One Antibiotic Are More Likely To Develop Resistance

Even combination therapies do not prevent such pathogens from becoming resistant -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A Controlled Phage Therapy Can Target Drug-resistant Bacteria While Sidestepping Potential...

The fight against drug-resistant pathogens remains an intense one. While the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) 2019 'biggest threats' report reveals an overall decrease in drug-resistant microbe-related deaths as compared to its previous report...
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Scientists Accidentally Turn E. Coli Into Beautiful Bacterial Art - Cnet

This isn't a chrysanthemum blooming. It's bacteria.

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Surprising Beauty Found In Bacterial Cultures

Researchers at University of California San Diego have discovered that when certain microbes pair up, stunning floral patterns emerge.
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What We're Learning About The Reproductive Microbiome

Most research has focused on the oral, skin, and gut microbiomes, but bacteria, viruses, and fungi living within our reproductive systems may also affect sperm quality, fertilization, embryo implantation, and other aspects of conception and...
Related topics: Microbiome, Medical Research, Virus, Virology

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Anti-bacterial Plastic Wrap Clings To Hope Of Stopping Superbugs’ Spread

Researchers at McMaster University in Ontario have developed a plastic wrap that repels viruses and bacteria, including some of the scariest antibiotic-resistant superbugs known to science. With the help of a scanning electron microscope, the...
Related topics: Medical Research, Virus, Virology, Antibiotics, Microscopes

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Bacteria "tolerant" Of One Antibiotic Are More Likely To Develop Resistance

Even combination therapies do not prevent such pathogens from becoming resistant -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Leviathan Polymer Brush Made With E. Coli Holds Bacteria At Bay

A lab goof with an enzyme taken from bacteria has led to the creation of the Leviathan of polymer brushes, emerging biocompatible materials with the potential to repel infectious bacteria.
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Researchers Report Brief Treatment Window For Controlling Aggressive Bacteria

Every year in the United States, more than 35,000 people die and 2.8 million get sick from antibiotic-resistant infections. Now, a team led by Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU)'s Professor Nathalie Balaban and Shaarei Zedek Medical Center's Dr....
Related topics: Medical Research, Antibiotics

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