Bacteria

Study Details Diet That Fuels Anti-inflammatory Gut Bacteria

A new study out of the University Medical Center Groningen in the Netherlands details the type of diet that was found to fuel the growth of healthy gut bacteria, particularly strains that have anti-inflammatory effects in the body. The results...
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Dna-reeling Bacteria Yield New Insight On How Superbugs Acquire Drug-resistance

A new study from Indiana University has revealed a previously unknown role a protein plays in helping bacteria reel in DNA in their environment—like a fisherman pulling up a catch from the ocean.
Related topics: DNA, Genetics, Medical Research, Proteins

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Bacteria Must Be 'stressed Out' To Divide

A new study from EPFL scientists has found that bacteria use mechanical forces to divide, along with biological factors. The research, led by the groups of John McKinney and Georg Fantner at EPFL, came after recent studies suggested that bacterial...
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Growers Should Manage Tomato Bacterial Spot While Seedlings Are In Transplant Facilities

New findings from University of Florida scientists could help tomato growers nationwide in their battle against a damaging disease.
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Medical News Today: Why Raw Dog Food Could Be Harmful For Pets And Owners Alike

Researchers have found that some raw dog food products harbor harmful bacteria that could cause infections both in dogs and their human family members.
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A New Approach To Tackle Superbugs

Scientists have uncovered a novel antibiotic-free approach that could help prevent and treat one of the most widespread bacterial pathogens, using nanocapsules made of natural ingredients.
Related topics: Antibiotics

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Chocolate Bars That Are Good For Your Gut

Trying to be healthy? You don't have to swear off chocolate completely. These bars promote friendly bacteria and reduce inflammation in the gut.       
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Ants Fight Plant Diseases

New research from Aarhus University shows that ants inhibit at least 14 plant diseases. Ants secrete antibiotics from glands in the body. On their legs and body, they also host colonies of bacteria that secrete antibiotics. It is probably these...
Related topics: Medical Research, Antibiotics

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Fda Panel Recommends Cefiderocol For Complicated Uti

An FDA advisory committee recommended cefiderocol for complicated urinary tract infections, including pyelonephritis caused by gram-negative bacteria in patients with limited treatment options. FDA Approvals
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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Vaginal Fluid Transplants Hold Promise But Raise Safety Concerns

A small study tested the approach for treating a common bacterial infection by restoring a healthy microbiome -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Medical Research, Microbiome

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Breast Milk Combats Growth Of Bad Bacteria

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 -- Researchers say they have identified a compound in breast milk that combats the growth of infection-causing bacteria in infants. The compound is called glycerol monolaurate (GML), and the amount of GML in human breast...
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Medical News Today: Can Males Get Bacterial Vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis is a common infection in females. We discuss whether males can also get the infection and describe its symptoms, causes, and treatments.

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Tiny Droplets Allow Bacteria To Survive Daytime Dryness On Leaves

Microscopic droplets on the surface of leaves give refuge to bacteria that otherwise may not survive during the dry daytime, according to a new study.
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Genetic Differences In The Immune System Shape The Microbiome

Genetic differences in the immune system shape the collections of bacteria that colonize the digestive system, according to new research by scientists at the University of Chicago.
Related topics: Genetics, Microbiome, Medical Research

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Scientists Aim For New Weapons In Fight Against Superbugs

by Rex Merrifield New weapons are needed to fight drug-resistant bacteria, one of the biggest threats to global health. By working on new antibiotics or finding ... Read more
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How Mucus Tames Microbes

A study from MIT reveals glycans, branched sugar molecules found in mucus, can prevent bacteria from communicating with each other and forming infectious biofilms, effectively rendering the microbes harmless.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Study Reveals How Mucus Tames Microbes

More than 200 square meters of our bodies — including the digestive tract, lungs, and urinary tract — are lined with mucus. In recent years, scientists have found some evidence that mucus is not just a physical barrier that traps bacteria and...
Related topics: Medical Research, Virus, Virology

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Here’s Why You Should Never Wash Chicken Before Cooking It

It’s the most polarizing problem in poultry—should you wash your chicken before cooking it? Food health and safety professionals are advising against this practice, as it can increase the spread of bacteria and the risk of cross-contamination....

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Gut Bacteria Can Prevent And Cure Rotavirus Infection

The presence of specific microbiota, or microorganisms that live in the digestive tract, can prevent and cure rotavirus infection, which is the leading cause of ... Read more

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A Reliable Clock For Your Microbiome

The microbiome is a treasure trove of information about human health and disease, but getting it to reveal its secrets is challenging. A new genetic 'repressilator' circuit acts like a clock that tracks how bacterial growth changes over time with...
Related topics: Microbiome, Genetics

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