Bacteria

Bacterial Sex Drives Evolution Of Microbes To Conquer And Colonize The Gut

Bacterial sex drives evolution of microbes to conquer and colonize the gut. This discovery constitutes a paradigm shift and opens the possibility to design phage-targeted therapies capable of dealing with the aftermath of infection and antibiotic...
Related topics: Medical Research, Antibiotics

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Medical News Today: Can You Get A Yeast Infection From Antibiotics?

Taking certain antibiotics can lead to a yeast infection in the vagina. This is because the antibiotics kill bacteria that support vaginal health. Learn more here.
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Insight Into Cells' 'self-eating' Process Could Pave The Way For New Dementia Treatments

Cells regularly go through a process called autophagy - literally translated as 'self-eating' - which helps to destroy bacteria and viruses after infection.
Related topics: Dementia, Virus, Virology

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In Cystic Fibrosis, Lungs Feed Deadly Bacteria

A steady supply of its favorite food helps a deadly bacterium thrive in the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis, according to a new study.
Related topics: Cystic Fibrosis, Medical Research

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Foodborne Pathogen Sheltered By Harmless Bacteria That Support Biofilm Formation

Pathogenic bacteria that stubbornly lurk in some apple-packing facilities may be sheltered and protected by harmless bacteria that are known for their ability to form biofilms, according to Penn State researchers, who suggest the discovery could...
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Insight Into Cells' 'self-eating' Process Could Pave The Way For New Dementia Treatments

Cells regularly go through a process called autophagy -- literally translated as 'self-eating' -- which helps to destroy bacteria and viruses after infection. Now new research has shed light on the mechanisms behind autophagy and how it progresses...
Related topics: Dementia, Virus, Virology, Medical Research

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Medical News Today: Yeast Infection After Sex: What To Know

While sexual activity does not cause a yeast infection, it can increase the risk of one developing by introducing new bacteria to the vagina. Learn more in this article.

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E. Coli's Secret Weapon In Launching Infections

Most types of Escherichia coli are harmless, but the ones that aren't can cause severe life-threatening diarrhea. These problematic bacteria launch infections by inducing intestinal cells to form tiny structures, called pedestals, that anchor the...
Related topics: Diarrhea

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A New Way To 'hoard' Resources In Nano-sized Factories Targeted For Biotech

Scientists have created a synthetic nano-sized factory, based on natural ones found in bacteria. This research could someday lead to new medical, industrial or bioenergy applications.
Related topics: Medical Research

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New Antibiotic Xenleta Approved For Community-acquired Bacterial Pneumonia

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 -- Xenleta (lefamulin) has been approved to treat adults with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today. Dosing of Xenleta is either an oral administration of 600 mg every...
Related topics: Antibiotics, Pneumonia, Food And Drug Administration

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Anti-migraine Drug Recalled Due To Potential Contamination

The voluntary recall of eletriptan hydrobromide 40-mg tablets is due to potential contamination with Pseudomonas and Burkholderia bacteria, the manufacturer has announced. News Alerts
Related topics: Migraine

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Potential Treatments For Citrus Greening

Over the course of 40 years, biologist Sharon Long has become an expert in symbiotic bacteria that help alfalfa grow. She has published over 150 papers on this one topic but when she realized her lab's decades of highly focused research could...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Antacid Helps Tuberculosis Bacteria To Survive

In 2017, some 10 million people suffered from tuberculosis and 1.6 million died of the disease. One reason that infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis is so difficult to treat is because the bacteria can hide inside immune cells. University of...
Related topics: Tuberculosis, Medical Research

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Trials Test If C-section Babies Benefit From Mom's Microbes

Swabbing infants with mothers’ vaginal bacteria could affect the children’s health, but critics warn of sparse data and high risk -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Medical News Today: What To Know About Doxycycline

Doxycycline is an antibiotic that treats serious bacterial infections. We provide a drug overview, including its uses, how to take it, dosages, side effects, and warnings.
Related topics: Antibiotics

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Popular Migraine Drug Recalled Over Potentially Serious Bacteria Risk

Brand name drug Relpax, a tryptamine-based medication in the triptan class of drugs, has been voluntarily recalled by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer over the potential risk of ‘microbiological’ contamination. The FDA detailed the...
Related topics: Migraine, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer

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Health Tip: Recognizing A Staph Infection

-- A staph infection is caused by bacteria commonly found on the skin or in the nose. Though usually minor, staph infections can become deadly if the germs invade the bloodstream or bones, says Mayo Clinic. Serious staph infections have a range of...
Related topics: Germs, Mayo Clinic

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Here's How E. Coli Knows How To Make You Really Sick

Scientists have revealed how E. coli seeks out the most oxygen-free crevices of your colon to cause the worst infection possible. The discovery could one day help doctors prevent the infection from taking hold by allowing E. coli bacteria to pass...
Related topics: Medical Research

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New Insight Into Bacterial Infections Found In The Noses Of Healthy Cattle

New research used the 'One Health' approach to study three bacterial species in the noses of young cattle and found the carriage of the bacteria was surprisingly different. The findings which combined ideas and methods from both animal and human...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Genetic Redundancy Aids Competition Among Bacteria In Symbiosis With Squid

The molecular mechanism used by many bacteria to kill neighboring cells has redundancy built into its genetic makeup, which could allow for the mechanism to be expressed in different environments.
Related topics: Genetics

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