Where a Sore Throat Becomes a Death Sentence

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to NYT > Science (This article and its images were originally posted on NYT > Science September 16, 2018 at 03:42AM.) … Continue reading Where a Sore Throat Becomes a Death Sentence

Hundreds of electricity-generating bacteria found, including pathogenic, probiotic and fermenting bacteria

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Phys.org (This article and its images were originally posted on Phys.org September 12, 2018 at 01:03PM.) (Cover Image) Listeria bacteria … Continue reading Hundreds of electricity-generating bacteria found, including pathogenic, probiotic and fermenting bacteria

Gut Bacteria Enzyme Can Transform a Blood Cell’s Type

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science (This article and its images were originally posted on Live Science August 21, 2018 at 03:47PM.) The key … Continue reading Gut Bacteria Enzyme Can Transform a Blood Cell’s Type

Researchers link animosity in couples to inflammation, bacteria in bloodstream

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress (This article and its images were originally posted on Medical Xpress August 15, 2018 at 03:41AM.) – Cover … Continue reading Researchers link animosity in couples to inflammation, bacteria in bloodstream

Bacteria-powered solar cell converts light to energy, even under overcast skies

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Latest Science News — ScienceDaily (This article and its images were originally posted on Latest Science News — ScienceDaily July … Continue reading Bacteria-powered solar cell converts light to energy, even under overcast skies

Cell-like nanorobots clear bacteria and toxins from blood

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Cover Image: Colored SEM image of nanorobots coated in hybrid platelet/red blood … Continue reading Cell-like nanorobots clear bacteria and toxins from blood

Bacteria play critical role in driving colon cancers

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress Credit: Elizabeth Cook Patients with an inherited form of colon cancer harbor two bacterial species that collaborate to … Continue reading Bacteria play critical role in driving colon cancers

Forgotten Antibiotic Octapeptin Offers Hope against Drug Resistant Bacteria

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Breaking Science News An old antibiotic called octapeptin could help develop new drugs against extensively drug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria. “Our study … Continue reading Forgotten Antibiotic Octapeptin Offers Hope against Drug Resistant Bacteria

Meet “raw” water—ludicrously priced unfiltered water with random bacteria

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Science – Ars Technica reader comments 121 Step aside, Juicero—and hold my “raw” water. Last year, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Doug … Continue reading Meet “raw” water—ludicrously priced unfiltered water with random bacteria

Seeing the Beautiful Intelligence of Microbes

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quanta Magazine Intelligence is not a quality to attribute lightly to microbes. There is no reason to think that bacteria, … Continue reading Seeing the Beautiful Intelligence of Microbes

Dragonfly wings can rip apart bacteria without antibiotics

Special bacteria-killing surfaces constitute a highly active area of research and development. Strategies to construct them vary widely. One group of researchers has infused a slippery surface with molecules that disrupt bacterial communication. … Continue reading Dragonfly wings can rip apart bacteria without antibiotics

Scientists have caught viruses talking to each other—and that could be the key to a new age of anti-viral drugs

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries have been accidental. To that list, Israeli scientists have added one more. They’ve discovered for the first time an instance of viruses leaving messages … Continue reading Scientists have caught viruses talking to each other—and that could be the key to a new age of anti-viral drugs

Drug-resistant ‘nightmare bacteria’ show worrisome ability to diversify and spread

Enterobacteriaceae. Citrobacter freundii, one member of the family. Credit: Public Domain A family of highly drug-resistant and potentially deadly bacteria may be spreading more widely—and more stealthily—than previously thought, according … Continue reading Drug-resistant ‘nightmare bacteria’ show worrisome ability to diversify and spread

Researchers think they’ve finally figured out why bacteria only causes acne in some people 

Despite the fact that up to 80 percent of us will experience the living nightmare that is acne at some point in our lives, scientists still don’t really understand what … Continue reading Researchers think they’ve finally figured out why bacteria only causes acne in some people 

Gut bacteria can aid recovery from spinal cord injury, study suggests | ESIST

Disrupting the gut microbiome with antibiotics before spinal cord injury (bottom) increases the number of inflammatory cells (brown) in the damaged region of the spine. Credit: Kigerl et al., 2016 … Continue reading Gut bacteria can aid recovery from spinal cord injury, study suggests | ESIST

The Breast Has Its Own Microbiome and the Mix of Bacteria Could Prevent or Encourage Cancer | ESIST

The gut microbiome has stolen the show when it comes to the recent explosion of research on the bacteria that thrive within us. But bacteria also live in a woman’s … Continue reading The Breast Has Its Own Microbiome and the Mix of Bacteria Could Prevent or Encourage Cancer | ESIST

Fungus in humans identified for first time as key factor in Crohn’s disease | ESIST

A Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine-led team of international researchers has for the first time identified a fungus as a key factor in the development of Crohn’s disease. … Continue reading Fungus in humans identified for first time as key factor in Crohn’s disease | ESIST

Mystery Solved: How Lyme Disease Bacteria Spread Around the Body

When you’re bitten by a tick carrying the bacteria that cause Lyme disease, the microbes travel through your bloodstream and can eventually spread to the heart, joints and nervous system. But … Continue reading Mystery Solved: How Lyme Disease Bacteria Spread Around the Body