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  • Researchers Identify Bacteria That Prevent Type 1 Diabetes
    Our bodies have 10 times the number of microbes than human cells. This set of bacteria is called microbiota. In some instances, bacterial pathogens can cause infectious diseases. However, these microorganisms can also protect us from certain diseases. Researchers from ...More
    August 6, 2015 Posted in News
  • Tracing the Evolution of a Drug-Resistant Pathogen
    To fight a pathogen that’s highly resistant to antibiotics, first understand how it gets that way. Klebsiella pneumoniae strains that carry a particular enzyme are known for “their ability to survive any antibiotics you throw at them,” says Corey Hudson of ...More
    July 21, 2015 Posted in News
  • Sweet Revenge: A Synthetic Sugar Could Fight Superbugs
    A special type of synthetic sugar could be the latest weapon in the fight against superbugs. A team of scientists from the University of Queensland and Queensland biotechnology company Alchemia have discovered a potential new class of antibiotics inspired by sugar molecules ...More
    July 21, 2015 Posted in News
  • Researcher Studies Regulation of Transporters That are Key to Bacterial Survival
    Christopher Colbert, assistant professor of biochemistry at North Dakota State University, Fargo, has received a $348,000 grant award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health to conduct research on structure-function ...More
    July 20, 2015 Posted in News
  • Iron Regulators Join the War on Pathogens
    Proteins responsible for controlling levels of iron in the body also play an important role in combatting infection, according to a study published today in Cell Host & Microbe. Humans -- along with all living organisms, including pathogens -- need iron to survive: ...More
    July 16, 2015 Posted in News
  • Drug-Resistant Bacteria Possess Natural Ability to Become Vulnerable to Antibiotics
    Infections with one of the most troublesome and least understood antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" are increasing at alarming rates, particularly in healthcare settings. But new research, published July 13 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Online Early ...More
    July 13, 2015 Posted in News
  • The Shape of Bacteria is Evolving to Better Adapt to the Throat
    It's no coincidence that the earthworm's slender shape makes it perfect for weaving through narrow tunnels. Evolution molds the shapes of living creatures according to the benefits they offer. At the microscopic level, do the various shapes of bacteria also contribute to ...More
    July 13, 2015 Posted in News
  • Unlocking the Mysteries of Bacterial Cell Cycle Regulation
    As part of their long-term investigation of regulatory factors in the bacterial cell cycle, molecular biologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst now report finding a surprising new role for one factor, CpdR, an adaptor that helps to regulate selective protein ...More
    June 22, 2015 Posted in News
  • Mount Sinai Scientists Develop New Technique for Analyzing the Epigenetics of Bacteria
    Scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have developed a new technique to more precisely analyze bacterial populations, to reveal epigenetic mechanisms that can drive virulence. The new methods hold the promise of a potent new tool to offset the growing ...More
    June 15, 2015 Posted in News
  • Method Reveals What Bacteria Sense in Their Surroundings
    A new, rapid method is helping detect how bacteria sense and respond to changes in their environment. Bacteria can pick up external signals, which then relay to internal signaling pathways that direct their behavior. This surveillance also can trigger survival tactics for a ...More
    June 11, 2015 Posted in News