Bacteria

5 Natural Deodorants That Actually Get The Job Done

Traditional deodorants are designed to minimize body odor and moisture. But some of those ingredients can be harmful to your body and can turn your pits into a sweat sauna for bacteria. The obvious fix to this problem is to make the switch to...

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Iv Antibiotic Approved For Kids With Skin Infections

(MedPage Today) -- Antibiotic dalbavancin (Dalvance), previously approved to treat bacterial skin infections in adults, received FDA approval for the pediatric population from birth, manufacturer AbbVie said in a press release on...
Related topics: Antibiotics, Food And Drug Administration

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Bacteria Navigate On Surfaces Using A 'sense Of Touch'

Many disease-causing bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa crawl on surfaces through a walk-like motility known as "twitching." Nanometers-wide filaments called type IV pili are known to power twitching, but scientists ignore which sensory signals...

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Hunting For Tb's Most Vulnerable Genes

Developing drugs to combat tuberculosis, or TB, can be frustrating business. A gene essential to the bacteria's lifecycle is discovered, scientists rush to develop drugs that inhibit the target, and then—disappointment. Volleys of compounds hurled...
Related topics: Genetics, Tuberculosis, Medical Research

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Characterized Drugs Show Unexpected Effects

When Alexander Flemming discovered a mold on a culture plate overgrown with bacteria in 1928, he did not expect to find one of the most widely used active substances: penicillin. Accidental discoveries and the identification of active ingredients...
Related topics: Medical Research, Penicillin

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Cell-analysis Technique Could Combat Tuberculosis

A new method that analyzes how individual immune cells react to the bacteria that cause tuberculosis could pave the way for new vaccine strategies against this deadly disease, and provide insights into fighting other infectious diseases around the...
Related topics: Tuberculosis, Vaccines

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Microbially Produced Fibers: Stronger Than Steel, Tougher Than Kevlar

A new fiber, made by genetically engineered bacteria in the lab of Fuzhong Zhang, is stronger than steel and tougher than Kevlar.
Related topics: Kevlar, Genetics

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Microbially Produced Fibers: Stronger Than Steel, Tougher Than Kevlar

A new fiber, made by genetically engineered bacteria is stronger than steel and tougher than Kevlar.
Related topics: Kevlar, Genetics

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Is Bacterial Acidity A Key To Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance?

Decreasing bacterial acidity could help reduce antimicrobial resistance by eliminating bacteria that can survive being treated with antibiotics.
Related topics: Antibiotics

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The Secret Cleaning Power Of Bacteria

Microbes are really good at eating a range of substances, so humans are putting them to work cleaning up our messes — and our art.

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The Secret Cleaning Power Of Bacteria

Microbes are really good at eating a range of substances, so humans are putting them to work cleaning up our messes — and our art.

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Should You Feed Your Dog A Raw Diet? - Cnet

Raw dog food is spreading antibiotic-resistant bacteria, posing a threat to public health, researchers say.
Related topics: Diet, Antibiotics, Medical Research

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Chop Researchers Establish Novel Approach For Developing New Antibiotics

Researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have developed a novel method for producing new antibiotics to combat resistant bacteria. Through an approach that would target bacteria with an antibiotic that is masked by a prodrug, which...
Related topics: Medical Research, Antibiotics

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Non-antimicrobial Drugs Tied To Drug-resistant Bacterial Infection

MONDAY, July 19, 2021 -- Exposure to commonly prescribed non-antimicrobial drugs is associated with infection with antibiotic-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, according to a study presented at the annual European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and...
Related topics: Antibiotics, Medical Research

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Human Action Key To Antibiotic Resistance In Giant Tortoises Of Galapagos

The Giant Galapagos tortoises which live in contact with human farming and tourism activities, or in urbanized zones, have more bacterial resistance to antibiotics than those that live in more isolated ecosystems.
Related topics: Antibiotics

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Researchers Surprised To Find Bacterial Parasites Behind Rise Of 'super Bugs'

For the first time ever, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine discovered that phages—tiny viruses that attack bacteria—are key to initiating rapid bacterial evolution leading to the emergence of treatment-resistant...
Related topics: Medical Research, Parasites, Virus, Virology

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Fermented Foods Could Boost Your Microbiome

FRIDAY, July 16, 2021 -- Fermented foods may seem like just another health fad, but a small trial suggests they can help strike a healthier balance in the body's gut bacteria. In a study of 36 people, researchers found that those randomly assigned...
Related topics: Microbiome, Medical Research

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Newly Discovered Role For Ctp In Ensuring Faithful Cell Division In Bacteria

To grow and multiply efficiently, bacteria must coordinate cell division with chromosome segregation. Key to this process is a protein called Nucleoid Occlusion Factor or Noc. A small and abundant molecule called Cytidine Triphosphate (CTP) is key...
Related topics: Medical Research, Genetics, Chromosomes, Proteins

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Study: Non-immune Cells Release Detergent-like Protein To Kill When Attacked By Bacterial Invaders

According to scientists, this is an "ancient and primordial defence system" and it could provide new insights into the development of treatments for new infections. They also revealed that APOL3 works just like a soap washes away grease.
Related topics: Medical Research, Proteins

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Lululemon Is Experimenting With The First Fabric Made From Recycled Carbon Emissions

The material is exactly the same as you’d find in current Lululemon products, except the polyester comes from ethanol that was produced by pollution-eating bacteria. New fabric samples made for Lululemon are identical to the proprietary...
Related topics: Lululemon

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