|Traces of poo bacteria in drinks at McDonald’s, KFC and Burger King, report says|
Added: 20.07.2017 10:22 | 0 views | 0 comments
Contaminated ice was found at three major fast food restaurants.
|In frogs, preventing early-life gut microbiome disruptions leads to better health|
Added: 20.07.2017 9:53 | 0 views | 0 comments
Biologists have found that a crucial window in the development of tadpoles may influence a frog's ability to fight infectious diseases as an adult. The scientists showed that an early-life disruption of the gut and skin bacterial communities of tadpoles later affects the adult frogs' ability to fight off parasitic gut worms.
|Pause to read the traffic sign: Regulation of DNA transcription in bacteria|
Added: 18.07.2017 17:26 | 0 views | 0 comments
The survival of the cell is -- apart from other important aspects -- a question of timing. Scientists have now identified the different parts of this mechanism and introduced a model of the process.
|Potential role, benefits of non-rhizobia bacteria in root nodules of legume|
Added: 18.07.2017 16:25 | 0 views | 0 comments
Most scientific research on the root-soil interactions of legumes focuses on rhizobia and nitrogen-fixing root nodules. However, many forms of non-rhizobia bacteria are also detected in these nodules. What are their role in the plant's biome? This research highlights studies from throughout the world on these lesser-known bacteria, as well as discusses their possible role in the bacterial community and the likely benefits for the host plant.
|New bacterial defense mechanism of the CRISPR-Cas system uncovered|
Added: 18.07.2017 11:37 | 1 views | 0 comments
Researchers have found an unprecedented defense mechanism by which bacteria defend themselves against invading viruses. When the bacterial immune system gets overwhelmed, the CRISPR-Cas system produces a chemical signal that activates a second enzyme which helps in degrading the invaders' genetic material. This process is very similar to an antiviral mechanism of the human innate immune system.
|Antibiotic insight may help in battle against bacterial resistance|
Added: 18.07.2017 10:35 | 0 views | 0 comments
Bacteria or 'superbugs' that have adapted to resist multiple antibiotics are responsible for around 700,000 deaths globally a year; new types of antibiotics are urgently needed.
|In baby's dirty diapers, the clues to baby's brain development|
Added: 17.07.2017 22:06 | 0 views | 0 comments
Can the kinds of microbes colonizing the gut at age 1 predict later cognitive development? New findings shed light on the surprising role of bacteria in how our brains develop during the first years of life.