Bacteria

Raw-Type Dog Foods Identified as a Major Source of Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria – Public Health Risk to Humans

Raw-Type Dog Foods Identified as a Major Source of Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria – Public Health Risk to Humans

New research due to be presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID)* reveals that…

April 19, 2020

Laser Treatment Turns Metal Surfaces Into Instant Bacteria Killers

Bacterial pathogens can live on surfaces for days. What if frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs could instantly kill them…

April 12, 2020

Light Driven Proton Pump Discovered in Distant Relative

Unique protein acts as an inward proton pump in a distant microbial relative. Researchers investigated the group of microorganisms classified…

April 11, 2020

On Mars or Earth, Biohybrid Can Turn CO2 Into Useful New Organic Products

Bacteria on nanowires convert sunlight, carbon dioxide and water to organic building blocks. If humans ever hope to colonize Mars,…

April 11, 2020

Researchers Have Found a Way to Control Bacteria to Transport Microscopic Cargo

It is a longstanding challenge to be able to control biological systems to perform specific tasks. In a paper published…

April 6, 2020

Life Discovered in Solid Rock Millions of Years Old – Inspires New Search for Life on Mars

Bacteria live in tiny clay-filled cracks in solid rock deep beneath the sea. Newly discovered single-celled creatures living deep beneath…

April 2, 2020

A Small Answer to One of the Biggest Problems on the Planet

Scientists Identify Microbe That Could Help Degrade Polyurethane-Based Plastics A strain of an extremophile group of bacteria is capable of…

March 26, 2020

Incredible Images Reveal How Bacteria Form Communities on the Human Tongue

Using a recently developed fluorescent imaging technique, researchers in the United States have developed high-resolution maps of microbial communities on…

March 24, 2020

Living Concrete Engineered With Bacteria and Sand

Cement and concrete haven't changed much as technology in over a hundred years, but researchers in Colorado are revolutionizing building…

March 16, 2020

The Epidemic Outbreak of the Zika Virus Was Bad – Something in the Water Made It Worse

Brazilian study correlates consumption of contaminated water with the severity of malformations caused by the Zika virus. Between 2015 and…

March 12, 2020

Bioluminescent Bacteria Kill Rivals and Establish Symbiosis in Squid Using Genetic Regulatory Factors

Two factors that control the expression of a key gene required by luminescent bacteria to kill competing bacterial cells have…

March 9, 2020

Teeming With Chlamydia: Diverse Populations Discovered Deep Below the Arctic Ocean

Chlamydia are infamous for causing sexually transmitted infections in humans and animals or even amoeba. An international team of researchers…

March 9, 2020

New Light-Activated Coating Kills Bacteria in Low Intensity, Ambient Light

To stop the spread of disease, it could be used to coat phone screens and keyboards, as well as the…

March 5, 2020

Researchers Analyze Nasty Species of Bacteria That Has Colonized Space Station’s Water Dispenser

Bacteria on the International Space Station no more dangerous than earthbound strains. Two particularly tenacious species of bacteria have colonized…

February 21, 2020

MIT Uses Artificial Intelligence to Identify Powerful New Antibiotic

A deep-learning model identifies a powerful new drug that can kill many species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Using a machine-learning algorithm,…

February 20, 2020

New Mechanism for the Coexistence of Species Discovered

Researchers from AMOLF (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) and Harvard University (USA) show how the ability of organisms to move around plays…

February 19, 2020

New Antibiotics Discovered With Unique Way to Kill Bacteria

A promising clinical candidate in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. A new group of antibiotics with a unique approach to…

February 12, 2020

Scientists Genetically Engineered Bacteria to Protect Bees From Colony Collapse

Scientists from The University of Texas at Austin report in the journal Science that they have developed a new strategy…

January 30, 2020