Bacteria

Mystery Of Deadly Us Infections Solved; Aromatherapy Spray At Walmart To Blame

Enlarge / Burkholderia pseudomallei grown on sheep blood agar for 24 hours. B. pseudomallei is a Gram-negative aerobic bacteria, and it's the causative agent of melioidosis. (credit: Getty | CDC/Larry Stauffer, Oregon State Public Health Laboratory)...
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Not All Acne Is Equal: Scientists Reveal Strains Of C. Acnes That Promote Skin Health

Cutibacterium acnes, a bacteria that is known to cause acne, is also widely spread on people with healthy skin. Recent advances in gene sequencing have shown that differences in the genetic background between strains of bacteria may lead to...
Related topics: Acne, Genetics

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How Do Plants Act Fast To Fight Off Infections?

New work reveals a new mechanism by which plants are able to rapidly activate defenses against bacterial infections. These findings could inspire efforts to improve crop yields and combat global hunger.

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Promising New Antimalarial Compound Discovered In Mcmaster-hamburg Collaboration

Collaborating with professor Tim Gilberger of the University of Hamburg in Germany, the researcher teams performed a screen of soil bacteria extracts for antimalarials and identified an extremely potent inhibitor of malaria development.
Related topics: Medical Research, Malaria

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‘nanozyme’ Therapy Prevents Harmful Dental Plaque Build-up

FDA-approved iron oxide nanoparticles, delivered in a mouth rinse, can suppress the growth of dental plaque and kill bacteria responsible for tooth decay, according to a new study. The nanoparticles act as enzymes to activate hydrogen peroxide in a...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Medical Research, Enzymes

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Machine Learning Predicts Antibiotic Resistance Spread

Genes aren't only inherited through birth. Bacteria have the ability to pass genes to each other, or pick them up from their environment, through a process called horizonal gene transfer, which is a major culprit in the spread of antibiotic...
Related topics: Antibiotics, Genetics

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Genes May Affect The Level Of Harmful Bacterial Toxins In The Bloodstream

Lipopolysaccharide, a virulence factor produced by bacteria, is a toxin that can cause a systemic inflammation via the circulation. In a recently completed study, genetic markers were discovered which are associated with a heightened...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research

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Researchers Discover A Way To Increase The Effectiveness Of Antibiotics

Researchers have found a way to make antibiotics more effective against antibiotic-resistant bacteria - also known as 'superbugs.
Related topics: Medical Research, Antibiotics

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How Do Plants Act Fast To Fight Off Infections?

New work led by Carnegie's Kangmei Zhao and Sue Rhee reveals a new mechanism by which plants are able to rapidly activate defenses against bacterial infections. This understanding could inspire efforts to improve crop yields and combat global hunger.

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Researchers Target Tumors With Intracellular Precision

A non-toxic, bacteria-based system can detect when it is inside a cancer cell and then release its payload of therapeutic drugs directly into the cell. The work could lead to effective, targeted therapies for currently untreatable cancers, such as...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Liver Cancer, Oncology

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Chemists Report New Powerful Antimicrobial Drug Many Times More Effective Than Existing Ones

RUDN University chemist together with colleagues from Poland created a compound based on silver and organic ligands. Potentially, it may help fight viruses and bacteria many times more effectively than existing drugs.
Related topics: Medical Research, Virus, Virology

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Machine Learning Predicts Antibiotic Resistance Spread

Genes aren't only inherited through birth. Bacteria have the ability to pass genes to each other, or pick them up from their environment, through a process called horizonal gene transfer, which is a major culprit in the spread of antibiotic...
Related topics: Antibiotics, Genetics

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Walmart Recalls Aromatherapy Spray Linked To Rare Bacteria, 2 Deaths

The contaminated spray was sold at about 55 Walmart stores.

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Machine Learning Predicts Antibiotic Resistance Spread

Genes aren't only inherited through birth. Bacteria have the ability to pass genes to each other, or pick them up from their environment, through a process called horizonal gene transfer, which is a major culprit in the spread of antibiotic...
Related topics: Antibiotics, Genetics

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Walmart Recalls Aromatherapy Spray Over Deadly Bacteria Contamination

Walmart is recalling thousands of bottles of a Better Homes & Gardens aromatherapy spray over potential contamination with a deadly bacteria called Burkholderia pseudomallei. The recall follows four illnesses in the US earlier this year that...

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Tracking A Bacterial Culprit In The Case Of The Warty Pumpkin

On a Halloween pumpkin, warts and bumps have a certain spooky charm. But some unwanted bacteria-caused blemishes open the door to infections that rot and ruin this bright, seasonal fruit.

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Biologists Create A Phage Cocktail To Protect Potatoes From Bacterial Rot

Every year, up to 30% of the potato crop is lost due to soft rot caused by bacteria of the genera Pectobacterium and Dickeya. Treating the storage area with pesticides and chlorine compounds is dangerous and can lead to poisoning. RUDN University...
Related topics: Poisoning, Medical Research

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Bacteria, Fungi Interact Far More Often Than Previously Thought

In a novel, broad assessment of bacterial-fungal interactions, researchers using unique bioinformatics found that fungi host a remarkable diversity of bacteria, making bacterial-fungal interactions far more common and diverse than previously known.
Related topics: Medical Research

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The 4 Best Mouthwashes, According To Dentists And Taste Tests

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Mouthwash helps eliminate bacteria, clean or whiten teeth, and give you fresh breath. The 5 dentists we tapped recommend an alcohol-free wash to fight bad breath and support oral health. Our top pick, Therabreath,...
Related topics: Alcohol

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Fighting Viruses With Interchangeable Defense Genes

Bacterial viruses, so-called phages, destroy bacteria. Bacteria are constantly exposed to viral attacks. A research team led by Martin Polz, a microbiologist at the University of Vienna, has now studied how bacteria defend themselves against viral...
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Genetics, Medical Research

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