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  • USF Researchers Find Dangerous Bacteria After Sewer Spills
    University of South Florida researchers investigating the aftermath of a September, 2014 sewer line break in St. Petersburg, Fla., have found dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the untreated wastewater that gushed into neighborhoods and into Boca Ciega Bay at a rate ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Scientists are Fighting Life-Threatening Bacteria Without Antibiotics
    Patients suffering from liver cirrhosis often die of life-threatening bacterial infections. In these patients the immune cells are unable to eliminate the bacterial infections. Scientist at the University of Bonn and TU Munich have now discovered that type I IFN released by ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Simple Method Tests Hard-to-Treat Bacteria's Susceptibility to Different Antibiotics
    The recent emergence of bacterial infections that are resistant to many existing antibiotics is driving an urgent need for tools to quickly identify the small number of therapies that are still effective for individual patients. Currently, multidrug-resistant bacteria often ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Deadly Bacteria Share Weapons to Outsmart Antibiotics
    Bacteria are rapidly developing resistance mechanisms to combat even the most effective antibiotics. Each year in the United States over 23,000 people die as a result of bacterial infections that have no treatment options, according to the Centers for Disease Control. ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Deadly Bug Strikes in a Day
    A deadly bacteria that can be picked up by a simple sniff can travel to the brain and spinal cord in just 24 hours, a new Griffith University and Bond University study has found. The pathogenic bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei, which causes the potentially fatal disease ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Researchers Study How the Bacterial Protective Shell Adapts to Challenging Environments
    Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden have published new findings on the adaptation of the bacterial cell wall in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. The study reveals novel bacterial defense mechanisms against the immune system and how they can become ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Bacteria Found in Female Upper Reproductive Tract, Once Thought Sterile
    They're inside our gut, on the skin, and in the mouth. Thousands of different types of micro-organisms live in and on the body, playing helpful roles in digestion or in aiding the body's natural defense system. Now, scientists at the University of North Carolina Lineberger ...More
    June 3, 2016 Posted in News
  • How Pathogenic Bacteria Hang On to Mucosa and Avoid Exfoliation
    Mucous surfaces in the nose, throat, lungs, intestine, and genital tract are points of first contact for many pathogens. As a defensive strategy, most animals (and humans) can rapidly exfoliate these surfaces (i.e., shed the surface layer) to get rid of any attached ...More
    May 12, 2016 Posted in News
  • When Beneficial Bacteria 'Knock' But No One is Home
    The community of beneficial bacteria that live in our intestines, known as the gut microbiome, are important for the development and function of the immune system. There has been growing evidence that certain probiotics--therapies that introduce beneficial bacteria into the ...More
    May 9, 2016 Posted in News
  • Bacteria Use Traffic Cop-Like Mechanism to Infect Gut
    A study has found that a syringe-like device used to invade intestinal cells also acts as a traffic cop -- directing bacteria where to go and thereby enabling them to efficiently carry out infection.  The findings by researchers at Washington State University and ...More
    May 3, 2016 Posted in News
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