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Tiny nano and laser tech tests antibiotic treatment in minutes

Researchers at EPFL have built a matchbox-sized device that can test for the presence of bacteria in a couple of minutes, instead of up...

The scoop on bird poop: The evolving diversity of microbial life...

Gut bacteria are known to have a central role both in human and in animal health. Animals acquire different bacteria as they age but how...

‘Bacteria-eaters’ can prevent infections on medical implants

They’re ba-ack! But in a new disease-fighting role. Viruses that infect and kill bacteria — used to treat infections in the pre-antibiotic era a...

Bacteria may contribute to premature births, STDs

New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis points to a common species of bacteria as an important contributor to bacterial...

Eww: Dental bib clips can harbor oral and skin bacteria

Researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and the Forsyth Institute published a study today that found that a significant proportion of dental...

Declaring a truce with our microbiological frienemies

Managing bacteria and other microorganisms in the body, rather than just fighting them, may be lead to better health and a stronger immune system,...

Certain bacteria suppress production of toxic shock toxin

Certain Streptococci increase their production of toxic shock syndrome toxin 1, sometimes to potentially dangerous levels, when aerobic bacteria are present in the vagina....

Gut bacteria influence the severity of heart attacks in rats

New research published online in the FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) suggests that the types and levels of bacteria in the intestines may be used to...

New neon sign made from gillions of glowing bacteria

In an example of life imitating art, biologists and bioengineers at UC San Diego have created a living neon sign composed of millions of...

Premature babies have fewer, but more deadly microbes

One of the most comprehensive studies to date of the microbes that are found in extremely low-birthweight infants found that hard-to-treat Candida fungus is...

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