Fountain of youth in bile? Longevity molecule identified

Montreal September 15, 2010 — The human quest for longer life may be one step closer, thanks to research from Concordia University. Published in the journal Aging, a new study is the first to identify the role of a bile acid, called lithocholic ac…

Talented bacteria make food poisoning unpredictable

While we are often exposed to bacteria in our food which could cause food poisoning, we don’t always become ill – why should this be so?
Professor Colin Hill who is presenting his work at the Society for General Microbiology’s autumn meeting in No…

Fat serves as cells’ built-in pH sensor: UBC research

A specific type of fat present in cell membranes also serves as a cellular pH sensor, a team of University of British Columbia researchers has discovered.
pH is a measure of acidity or basicity. Cells need to maintain pH in order to perform their …

Bacteria make thrift a habit, U-M researchers find

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—In these lean times, smart consumers refuse to pay a lot for throwaway items, but will shell out a little more for products that can be used again and again. The same is true of bacteria and other microbes, researchers at th…

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