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Researchers add to evidence that common bacterial cause of gum disease may drive rheumatoid arthritis -- ScienceDaily

In a report on the work, published in the Dec. 14 edition of the journal Science Translational Medicine, the investigators say the common denominator they identified in periodontal disease (gum disease) and in many people with rheumatoid arthritis is...
by PolygenicBlog on Dec 15, 2016

Identification of aerobic actinomycetes

Most actinomycetes are typically Gram positive, filamentous, partially acid-fast, branched bacteria that have many microbiological characteristics in common with members of the genera Mycobacterium and Corynebacterium. The major groups of the order A...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Dec 14, 2016

Risk of microbial spores in cleanrooms

Spores, both bacterial and fungal, pose a risk to cleanroom environments. This article presents an overview of spores and considers the microbiological aspects of their ability to spread and survive in the inhospitable environment of the cleanroom. A...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Dec 12, 2016

Tuberculosis bacteria vary in their ecological niche

Tuberculosis is a major global public health problem. Treatment often takes many months and till this day there is no effective vaccine. Various TB bacterial strains exist globally, with different geographical spread. Only the so-called Lineage 4 occ...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Dec 10, 2016

Does E. coli’s resistance change in space?

Have you ever wondered about what happens to Escherichia coli’s resistance to antibiotics in space? A partnership between NASA’s Ames Research Center and Stanford University, both USA, has led to the creation of the E. coli AntiMic...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Dec 4, 2016

Extreme microorganisms living in fracking wells

Microbes have a remarkable ability to adapt to the extreme conditions in fracking wells. Scientists led by researchers at Ohio State University found that microbes consume some of the chemical ingredients commonly used in the fracking process, creati...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Dec 3, 2016

Predatory bacteria and antibiotics

Predatory bacteria secrete enzymes that target specific cellular features of prey bacteria, such as peptidoglycan on the cell wall, which ultimately kills the cells. Yet considering that there are often structural similarities between predatory and p...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Dec 2, 2016

Have YOU had a Strep or Staph infection? These common bacteria can cause DEADLY illnesses

INVASIVE bacterial infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes bacteria can be life-threatening and fatal, causing sepsis – blood poisoning, pneumonia and Toxic Shock Syndrome. Read more here: Daily Express :: Health F...
by Celebrity gossip news on Aug 27, 2016

Identification of Listeria species, and other non sporing Gram positive rods

A systematic approach is needed to differentiate clinically encountered, morphologically similar, aerobic and facultatively anaerobic, non-sporing Gram positive rods.A publication covering the identification of Listeria species, and other non sporing...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Aug 26, 2016

La bacteria que mata a sus “hijos” para continuar el ataque

Salmonella es la bacteria causante de salmonelosis, que con 100.000 casos anuales en Europa genera pérdidas de más de 3.000 millones de euros. Científicos del CNB-CSIC identifican un mecanismo por el que sacrifica a su descendencia para mantener s...
by Lacasillard.com on Aug 25, 2016

Strategy for disrupting bacterial biofilms

Biofilms are communities of bacteria that adhere to a surface and are nearly impossible to eradicate when they are pathogenic, or disease-causing. Fortunately, a discovery from the laboratories of Lauren Bakaletz, PhD, and Steven Goodman, PhD, in The...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Aug 21, 2016

Electronic sensor distinguishes dead bacteria from live bacteria

A new type of electronic sensor that might be used to quickly detect and classify bacteria for medical diagnostics and food safety has passed a key hurdle by distinguishing between dead and living bacteria cells.Conventional laboratory technologies r...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Aug 17, 2016

Bacteria mind games…

  By tinkering with the gut’s bacterial residents, scientists have changed the behavior of lab animals and small numbers of …Continue reading →...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Aug 10, 2016

The ecology of the microbiome

The microbiome is like a fingerprint: every person's community of microbes is complex and unique. But the underlying dynamics, the interactions between the microbes that shape these microbial ecosystems, may have something in common. To investigate,...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Aug 10, 2016

Space Bacteria? One Microbe Grows Better In Space

For several years scientists on-board the International Space Station have been examining samples of microorganisms and examining how they perform in micro-gravity environments compared with conditions on Earth. Such research is necessary should bact...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Aug 9, 2016

Antibiotic made from bacteria in your NOSE could protect against lethal superbug MRSA

BACTERIA found in people’s noses produces an antibiotic which could fight against potentially deadly superbugs including MRSA. Read more here: Daily Express :: Health Feed...
by Celebrity gossip news on Jul 28, 2016

Alcohol Alters Gut Microbiome

Direct liver cell damage by alcohol has been well established as one of the primary causes of liver disease. Recent work by scientists at UC San Diego demonstrates that, in addition, alcohol can lead to liver disease by causing an imbalance in the gu...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Jul 22, 2016

Crash Testing Bacteria (video)

Smashing into a solid wall at 670 miles per hour doesn’t even leave a mark. Brigham Young University Chemistry professor Daniel Austin and his graduate students are learning just how hard it can be to kill bacteria.The research group, funded by NAS...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Jul 20, 2016

CDC expanding disease identification tool

MicrobeNet allows better and quicker germ identification and health response, in some news from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).Everyone has heard of common germs like E.colior influenza, but what about Streptobacillus moniliformis or Capn...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Jul 19, 2016

Bacteria 'see' like tiny eyeballs

Biologists say they have solved the riddle of how a tiny bacterium senses light and moves towards it: the entire organism acts like an eyeball.In a single-celled pond slime, they observed how incoming rays are bent by the bug's spherical surface and...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Jul 17, 2016


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