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Research shows how hungry bacteria sense nutrients in their environment

University of Leicester researchers have shed new light on how bacteria sense nutrients in their environment - which could provide important knowledge in the...

Scientists re-define what’s healthy in newest analysis for Human Microbiome Project...

As scientists catalog the trillions of bacteria found in every nook and cranny of the human body, a new look by the University of...

Researchers identify good bacteria that protects against HIV

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston by growing vaginal skin cells outside the body and studying the way they interact...

A New Probiotic Improves Pig Health, Reduces Manure Output

A new probiotic for pigs could mean less manure to manage, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) studies. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists...
Nurse bees tending to brood in cells both open and capped with beeswax. Recent work at Washington University in St. Louis suggests that the division of labor in honeybee colonies is controlled by small segments of noncoding RNA called micro-RNAs, or miRNAs.

Honey is a new approach to fighting antibiotic resistance

Honey, that delectable condiment for breads and fruits, could be one sweet solution to the serious, ever-growing problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics, researchers...

New Crohn’s patients show imbalance in gut microbes

Microbiome analysis reveals increase in pathogenic bacteria, drop in beneficial microbes A multi-institutional study led by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Broad...

Research Update: Battling Infection With Microbes

The human relationship with microbial life is complicated. At almost any supermarket, you can pick up both antibacterial soap and probiotic yogurt during the...

Researchers find that going with the flow makes bacteria stick

In surprising new discovery, scientists show that microbes are more likely to adhere to tube walls when water is moving. In a surprising new finding,...

How Do You Tell Good Microbes from Bad?

To safely use bacteria in agriculture to help fertilize crops, it is vital to understand the difference between harmful and healthy strains. The bacterial genus...

Marine bacteria to fight tough infections

Aggressive infections are a growing health problem all over the world. The development of resistant bacteria is rampant and, in the United States, resistant...

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