Bacteria

'superbugs' Hang Out On Hospital Patients

FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- If you weren't already worried enough about what germs lurk in hospitals, a new study shows 'superbugs' are common on patients and the things they touch. Even worse, these bacteria are resistant to multiple antibiotics,...
Related topics: Germs, Medical Research, Antibiotics

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Health Tip: Understanding The Tetanus Shot

-- A tetanus vaccine is important for people of all ages, says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Though rare, people who get the disease can face serious, and possibly deadly, complications. Tetanus-causing bacteria can be found in...
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Microbes In Diabetic Foot Ulcers May Help Predict Treatment Success

THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- Some strains of Staph bacteria may slow the healing of diabetic foot ulcers, while other types of bacteria may promote healing, according to a new study. The results suggest that monitoring the bacterial populations...
Related topics: Diabetes, Medical Research

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Cell-killing Proteins Suppress Listeria Without Killing Cells

New research shows that key proteins known for their ability to prevent viral infections by inducing cell death can also block certain bacterial infections without triggering the death of the host cells.
Related topics: Proteins, Medical Research

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Antimicrobial Paints Have A Blind Spot

Researchers tested bacteria commonly found inside homes on samples of drywall coated with antimicrobial, synthetic latex paints. Within 24 hours, all bacteria died except for Bacillus timonensis, a spore-forming bacterium.
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Infection Biology: Gut Microbe Helps Thwart Salmonella

Researchers have identified a bacterial species in the gut microbiome of the mouse which protects against infection by human-pathogenic Salmonella.
Related topics: Salmonella, Medical Research, Microbiome

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Chicken Often Contains Fecal Bacteria, Lawsuit Against Usda Claims

The lawsuit cites a previous study claiming that fecal bacteria was found in 48% of poultry products analyzed.        
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Researchers Develop New Platform That Recreates Cancer In A Dish To Quickly Determine The Best...

Engineering bacteria to intelligently sense and respond to disease states, from infections to cancer, has become a promising focus of synthetic biology. Rapid advances in genetic engineering tools have enabled researchers to "program" cells to...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology, Genetics

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Bacterial Therapy In A Dish

Biomedical engineers have developed a system that can study 10s to 100s of programmed bacteria within mini-tissues in a dish, condensing study time from months to days. The speed and high throughput of their technology allows for stable growth of...
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Study Says Dogs Carry Fewer Germs Than Bearded Men

A research team in Switzerland recently  measured bacteria from the facial hair of 18 men. They then compared it to samples taken from the necks of 30 canines and found that all of the men had high germ counts. Read more...More about Health,...
Related topics: Medical Research, Germs

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How Enterococcus Faecalis Bacteria Causes Antibiotic Resistant Infection

A new study describes how bacteria adapted to the modern hospital environment and repeatedly cause antibiotic-resistant bloodstream infections. This study examined one of the first sustained hospital outbreaks of a multidrug-resistant bacterium,...
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Bacteria Harness Viruses To Distinguish Friend From Foe

Bacterial cells that normally colonize our guts can distinguish themselves from other bacterial species using what's traditionally considered their enemy -- a virus. Researchers report that some bacteria use viruses that have infected them (i.e.,...
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Medical Research

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New Arsenic-based Broad-spectrum Antibiotic

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health threats of our time. There is a pressing need for new and novel antibiotics to combat the rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Researchers have now discovered a new broad-spectrum...
Related topics: Arsenic, Antibiotics, Medical Research

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Kids Can Get Utis, Too

TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 -- Adults aren't the only ones susceptible to urinary tract infections, or UTIs. They can occur in kids, even infants, if bacteria get into the urinary tract, often from the bowel. Any child can get a UTI. But some kids are...

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Bacteria Harness Viruses To Distinguish Friend From Foe

Bacterial cells that normally colonize our guts can distinguish themselves from other bacterial species using what's traditionally considered their enemy—a virus. Researchers report April 16 in the journal Cell Reports that some bacteria use...
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Medical Research

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New Study Proves For The First Time That Intestinal Bacteria Grow In Pregnant Women

Bar-Ilan University researchers have found that these bacteria "sense" pregnancy and "understand" the need to move to the next generation in order to assist babies in breaking down the sugar in mother's milk.
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Certain Microbes May Reduce Allergy-like Reactions In Many People

A small percentage of humans can suffer allergy-like reactions to certain varieties of ripened cheese due to histamine, a byproduct of the prolonged fermentation process. A researcher is studying bacterial strains that could reduce histamine,...
Related topics: Allergies, Medical Research

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How Inflammation Causes Gastric Cancer

Researchers have solved the decades-old mystery of how stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori causes gastric cancer. Using mouse models and human cancer cell lines, they showed that inflammation resulting from bacterial infection leads to the...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Helicobacter Pylori

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Scientists Discover Oil-eating Bacteria In The Ocean

Oil spills can sometimes happen and it is unfortunate because it can result in the deaths of many sealife in the area. It also takes a long time to cleanup, depending on how big of a spill it is. However, the good news is that nature seems to have a...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Applying Hand Rub With Three Steps For 15 Seconds As Effective At Reducing Bacteria As...

A shortened 15-second application time and a simpler three-step technique for use of alcohol-based hand rub is as effective in reducing bacteria as the 30-second application and six-step technique recommended by WHO, and could improve hand hygiene...
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