Updated : Nov 13, 2019 in Research Articles

Phage Therapy Shows Promise for Alcoholic Liver Disease

Bacteriophages (phages) are viruses that specifically destroy bacteria. In the early 20th century, researchers experimented with phages as a potential method for treating bacterial infections.…

Updated : Nov 04, 2019 in Research Articles

City Apartments or Jungle Huts: What Chemicals and Microbes Lurk Inside?

What are the differences between life in a walled urban apartment versus in a jungle hut that’s open to nature? Researchers at Rutgers and other…

Updated : Oct 14, 2019 in Research Articles

Many cooks don’t spoil the broth: Manifold symbionts prepare their host for any eventuality

Deep-sea mussels, which rely on cooperative symbiotic bacteria for their food, harbor a surprisingly high diversity of these bacterial "cooks": Up to 16 different bacterial…

Updated : Sep 13, 2019 in Research Articles

Cancer Protocols: A New Approach to Predicting Treatment Outcomes

Diversity – at least among cancer cells – is not a good thing. Now, research from the Weizmann Institute of Science shows that in melanoma,…

Updated : Sep 05, 2019 in Research Articles

New study tracks sulfur-based metabolism in the open ocean

One of the planet's most active ecosystems is one most people rarely encounter and scientists are only starting to explore. The open ocean contains tiny…

Updated : Sep 05, 2019 in Research Articles

So-Called ‘Longevity Vitamin’ Might Hold More Importance than Scientists Thought

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- New research from a University of Florida microbiologist shows that disease-causing bacteria compete with their human hosts for a key micronutrient. Although…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

80% cut in antibiotics entering Thames is needed to avoid surge in superbugs

The amount of antibiotics entering the River Thames would need to be cut by as much as 80 per cent to avoid the development and…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

The argument for sexual selection in bacteria

The evolutionary pressure to pass on DNA can produce behavior that otherwise makes no sense in a struggle to survive. Rams bash heads in fights…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Corals take control of nitrogen recycling

Corals are shown to recycle their own waste ammonium using a surprising source of glucose--a finding that reveals more about the relationship between corals and…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Could recreating freshwater lakes help trial plastic alternatives?

In the first experiment of its kind, scientists are looking at new ways to test how plastics degrade in water - which could be used…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Graphene layer enables advance in super-resolution microscopy

Researchers at the University of Göttingen have developed a new method that takes advantage of the unusual properties of graphene to electromagnetically interact with fluorescing…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Novel approach leads to potential sepsis prevention in burn patients

Immediately following severe burns, bacteria reach the wound from different sources, including the patient's skin, gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tracts and health care-related human contact. Within…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

A comprehensive catalogue of human digestive tract bacteria

The human digestive tract is home to thousands of different strains of bacteria. Many of these are beneficial, while others contribute to health problems such…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Enzyme known for promoting cancer found to also protect healthy cells

New research from the University of Maryland and the National Institutes of Health reveals a new role for the enzyme telomerase. Telomerase's only known role…

Updated : Aug 31, 2019 in Uncategorized

Microbes may play a role in heart attack onset

Paris, France - 31 Aug 2019: Microorganisms in the body may contribute to destabilisation of coronary plaques and subsequent heart attack, according to late breaking…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Scientists uncover key new molecules that could help to tackle tooth loss and regeneration

Our teeth take thousands of bites per day, and understanding exactly what holds them in place and how is key to helping people live with…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

NSF Awards ‘Dream Team’ $1.1 Million for Blind Mexican Cavefish Research

How is it that a fish that lived in difficult to access caves in rural Mexico is becoming a leading model to study diabetes, insomnia,…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

Extreme mangrove corals found on the Great Barrier Reef

The first documented discovery of "extreme corals" in mangrove lagoons around Australia's Great Barrier Reef is yielding important information about how corals deal with environmental…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

Study of bile acids links individual’s genetics and microbial gut community

In a new study published 29th August in PLOS Genetics, Federico Rey of the University of Wisconsin - Madison and colleagues identified genetic variants in…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Unusual mucous-like substance found buried within seafloor sediment

When Friederike Gründger and her team cracked open the long, heavy cylinders of black sediment drawn from the ocean floor, they were surprised to find…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Clostridium difficile infections may have a friend in fungi

Washington, DC - August 28, 2019 - The pathogen Clostridium difficile , which causes one of the most common hospital-acquired infections in the United States,…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Leading Scientist Lands $1.7 Million NIH Grant for Novel Tissue Engineering Approach

The prevalence of eye disease in the United States is staggering, despite major advances in treatment options and surgeries. According to the National Eye Institute,…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Using a smartphone to detect norovirus

A little bit of norovirus - the highly infectious microbe that causes about 20 million cases of food poisoning in the United States each year…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

How bees live with bacteria

An apple plantation in spring. The trees are in full bloom. But to ensure that they also yield in autumn, workers have to do a…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Remodeling unhealthful gut microbiomes to fight disease

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26, 2019 -- You are what you eat -- right down to the microbiome living in your gut. Diet can affect which…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

An innovative new diagnostic for Lyme disease

When researchers examined the mitochondrial DNA of Ötzi, a man entombed in ice high in the Tyrolean Alps some 5,300 years ago, they made a…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

The flavor of chocolate is developed during the processing of the cocoa beans

Just as we have seen an increase in the number of microbreweries making specialty beers, the market for chocolate has also developed, so there are…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Runaway mitochondria cause telomere damage in cells

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 26, 2019 - Researchers at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center provide the first concrete evidence for the long-held belief that sick mitochondria pollute the…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

How the herring adapted to the light environment in the Baltic Sea

The evolutionary process that occurs when a species colonizes a new environment provides an opportunity to explore the mechanisms underlying genetic adaptation, which is essential…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

Breath! Respiring microbes generate more energy

How do cells generate and use energy? This question might seem simple, but the answer is far from simple. Furthermore, knowing how microbial cell factories…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

Researchers advance organ-on-chip technology to advance drug development

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed an organ-on-an-electronic-chip platform, which uses bioelectrical sensors to measure the…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

Novel paradigm in drug development

Traditional medicines mostly function as inhibitors, attacking the disease-relevant proteins that cause cancer, by binding to their accessible pockets. Following this strategy, only ~20% of…

Updated : Aug 07, 2019 in Marketplace

Beckman Coulter MicroScan Wins IMV ServiceTrak™ Best System Performance for the Second Year in a Row

Brea, Calif., Aug. 06, 2019 — Beckman Coulter announced that its MicroScan WalkAway family of instruments has once again received IMV ServiceTrak’s “Best System Performance”…

Updated : Aug 05, 2019 in Marketplace

On display at AACC 2019: How Advanced Instruments Gets – and Keeps – Your Lab Up and Running

NORWOOD, Mass., Aug. 2, 2019 --  Advanced Instruments—a market leading provider of osmometers, anerobic jar systems and CSF cell counters for clinical laboratories—returns to the 71st AACC Annual Scientific…