Bacteria

As More Bacteria Grow Resistant To Antibiotics, Scientists Are Fighting Back

Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin, the world's first antibiotic, saved countless lives. But even as the bacteria killer first hit the U.S. market—in the closing months of World War II—Fleming warned the world...
Related topics: Antibiotics, Medical Research, Penicillin

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How Salmonella Uses A Metabolite To Reprogram The Krebs Cycle To Promote Its Own Survival

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Israel has discovered the means by which salmonella bacteria use a metabolite to reprogram the Krebs cycle to promote their own survival. In their paper published in the journal Science,...
Related topics: Salmonella, Medical Research

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Antibiotic Resistance May Spread Even More Easily Than Expected

Pathogenic bacteria in humans are developing resistance to antibiotics much faster than expected. Now, computational research at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, shows that one reason could be significant genetic transfer between bacteria...
Related topics: Antibiotics, Medical Research, Genetics

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Butternut Squash Noodles, Blends And More Recalled Over Risky Bacteria

Lancaster Foods has announced a recall of multiple butternut squash products, including noodles and chunks, over the potential presence of the bacteria Listeria Monocytogenes. This foodborne illness can be particularly risky to young kids, as well...

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Breakthrough In Understanding 'tummy Bug' Bacteria

Scientists have discovered how bacteria commonly responsible for seafood-related stomach upsets can go dormant and then 'wake up'.
Related topics: Medical Research

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New Antifungal Compound From Ant Farms

Attine ants are farmers, and they grow fungus as food. Pseudonocardia and Streptomyces bacteria are their farmhands, producing metabolites that protect the crop from pathogens. Surprisingly, these metabolites lack common structural features across...

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Gut Bacteria Help Digest Dietary Fiber, Release Important Antioxidant

Dietary fiber found in grains is a large component of many diets, but little is understood about how we digest the fiber, as humans lack enzymes to break down the complex molecules. Some species of gut bacteria break down the fiber in such a way...
Related topics: Enzymes

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Red Yeast From Deep-sea Sediment Shows Anticancer And Antibacterial Properties

Numerous natural products are awaiting discovery in all kinds of natural habitats. Especially microorganisms such as bacteria or fungi are able to produce diverse natural products with high biomedical application potential in particular as...
Related topics: Medical Research, Antibiotics

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New Antifungal Compound From Ant Farms

Attine ants are farmers, and they grow fungus as food. Pseudonocardia and Streptomyces bacteria are their farmhands, producing metabolites that protect the crop from pathogens. Surprisingly, these metabolites lack common structural features across...

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Breakthrough In Understanding 'tummy Bug' Bacteria

Scientists have discovered how bacteria commonly responsible for seafood-related stomach upsets can go dormant and then "wake up".
Related topics: Medical Research

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Unlocking 'the Shape Of Water' In Mechanisms Of Antibiotic Resistance

Researchers captured and comparted hi-res images of ribosome structures from sensitive and resistant bacteria and report that a water molecule needed for antibiotic binding was not present in the ribosomes from the drug-resistant bugs.
Related topics: Antibiotics, Medical Research

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Your Microbiome Isn't Shaped Just By What You Feed It

Exercise, cannabis use and antidepressants all seem to influence the bacteria in your gut. Scientists are evaluating how these factors affect your overall health.
Related topics: Microbiome, Depression, Antidepressants

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Your Microbiome Isn't Shaped Just By What You Feed It

Exercise, cannabis use and antidepressants all seem to influence the bacteria in your gut. Scientists are evaluating how these factors affect your overall health.
Related topics: Microbiome, Depression, Antidepressants

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Nih Scientists Identify Nutrient That Helps Prevent Bacterial Infection

Scientists studying the body’s natural defenses against bacterial infection have identified a nutrient — taurine — that helps the gut recall prior infections and kill invading bacteria, such as Klebsiella pneumoniae (Kpn). The finding,...

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Not As Simple As Thought: How Bacteria Form Membrane Vesicles

Researchers have identified a novel mechanism by which bacteria form membrane vesicles, which bacteria employ to communicate with each other or to defend themselves against antibiotics. By studying mycolic acid-containing bacteria (MCB), which also...
Related topics: Medical Research, Antibiotics

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Researchers Show Irish Soil Can Offer More Hope In Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

Scientists who highlighted the bug-busting properties of bacteria in Northern Irish soil have made another exciting discovery in the quest to discover new antibiotics.
Related topics: Medical Research, Antibiotics

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Feces And Algorithms: Artificial Intelligence To Map Our Intestinal Bacteria

The intestines and their bacteria are sometimes called our 'second brain', but studying these bacteria in their natural environment is difficult. Now researchers have developed a method that uses artificial intelligence to map intestinal bacteria...
Related topics: Algorithms, Medical Research

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Feces And Algorithms: Artificial Intelligence To Map Our Intestinal Bacteria

Both past and present-day scientists have suspected the intestines of playing a role in various diseases. Present-day studies focus on the intestinal flora's role in physical diseases such as diabetes and overweight, while others seek to establish a...
Related topics: Algorithms, Diabetes, Obesity

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The Cancer Microbiome Reveals Which Bacteria Live In Tumors

Biomedical engineers have devised an algorithm to remove contaminated microbial genetic information from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). With a clearer picture of the microbiota living in various organs in both healthy and cancerous states,...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Microbiome, Algorithms, Genetics, Medical Research

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Scientists Study Salmonella Swimming Behavior As Clues To Infection

Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium bacteria (S. Typhimurium) commonly cause human gastroenteritis, inflammation of the lining of the intestines. The bacteria live inside the gut and can infect the epithelial cells that line its surface. Many...
Related topics: Medical Research, Salmonella

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