|Researchers Identify New Type of Lung Cell|
Added: 19.09.2017 6:56 | 0 views | 0 comments
A research team led by Boston University scientists has identified a new type of lung cell that is implicated in the body’s immune defense against pneumonia-causing bacteria. There are two classifications of cells in the human body: germ cells that are used to make sperm and eggs and somatic cells that make up every other [...]
|Prepare Ginger in This Way and Prevent Cancer, Arthritis and Lower Cholesterol|
Added: 19.09.2017 3:26 | 0 views | 0 comments
Fermented foods are not only tasty, but they are extremely healthy as well. These foods go through the process of lacto fermentation. In this process, naturally occurring bacteria feed on sugar and produce lactic acid. Lacto fermentation can preserve the nutrients from the foods. Moreover, it creates beneficial enzymes, all types of vitamin B, and […]
|Potential pathway to treat flesh-eating bacteria|
Added: 19.09.2017 0:23 | 0 views | 0 comments
Researchers have solved a 100-year-old mystery, providing them a possible key to unlock a pathway for treating diseases caused by flesh-eating bacteria. Medical researchers have found a critical target on which to focus for developing a potential Group A Streptococcus vaccine or antibiotic to fight it. By manipulating this target, they hope to either reduce the severity of these infections or clear them up faster.
|How bacteria hinder chemotherapy|
Added: 18.09.2017 18:24 | 0 views | 0 comments
Scientists have found bacteria in pancreatic tumors that metabolize a common drug, explains a new report.
|Fish food for marine farms harbor antibiotic resistance genes|
Added: 18.09.2017 15:30 | 1 views | 0 comments
From isolated caves to ancient permafrost, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and genes for resistance have been showing up in unexpected places. As scientists puzzle over how genes for antibiotic resistance arise in various environments and what risks to human health they might pose, one team has identified a surprising way some of these genes are getting into ocean sediments: through food for marine fisheries.
|Membrane vesicles released by bacteria may play different roles during infection|
Added: 18.09.2017 11:24 | 0 views | 0 comments
Bacteria release membrane-derived vesicles (MVs), which are small particles that can transport virulence factors to neighboring bacteria or to the cells of a mammalian host. This special MV-based system for delivering toxic proteins and nucleic acids in a protected manner to the target cells may have different specific functions depending on whether the bacterium acts as an extracellular or intracellular pathogen.
|Getting to the point (mutations) in re-engineering biofuel-producing bacterial enzymes|
Added: 16.09.2017 19:27 | 0 views | 0 comments
Helping bacteria become more efficient when breaking down fibrous plant waste into biofuel could result in more affordable biofuels for our gas tanks and sustainable products such as bioplastics. One way to achieve this goal is to re-engineer the bacterial enzyme complexes, called cellulosomes, which serve as catalysts in the degradation process.
|Why high-fiber diets do not always lead to weight loss|
Added: 16.09.2017 17:26 | 0 views | 0 comments
In the era of personalized nutrition, there might be value in getting your stool tested and your gut bacteria counted before starting on a new diet. The results can be used to predict whether a particular diet will work for you. This follows a study which shows that the increasingly popular fiber-rich 'New Nordic Diet' might not work for everyone.