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Plague bacteria take refuge in amoebae

Added: 28.04.2017 18:15 | 1 views | 0 comments

Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that causes bubonic plague, can survive within the ubiquitous soil protozoan, the amoeba, by producing proteins that protect against the latter microbe's digestion, report scientists.

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Ocean acidification could impair the nitrogen-fixing ability of marine bacteria

Added: 28.04.2017 18:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

While increased carbon dioxide levels theoretically boost the productivity of nitrogen-fixing bacteria in the world's oceans, because of its 'fertilizing' effect, a new study reveals how increasingly acidic seawater featuring higher levels of this gas can overwhelm these benefits, hampering the essential service these bacteria provide for marine life.

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Mining: Bacteria with Midas touch for efficient gold processing

Added: 28.04.2017 14:39 | 1 views | 0 comments

Special 'nugget-producing' bacteria may hold the key to more efficient processing of gold ore, mine tailings and recycled electronics, as well as aid in exploration for new deposits, research has shown.

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Symbiotic bacteria: From hitchhiker to beetle bodyguard

Added: 28.04.2017 13:43 | 1 views | 0 comments

Bacterial symbionts transition between plant pathogenicity and insect defensive mutualism, a new report demonstrates. The bacterium Burkholderia gladioli lives in specific organs of a plant-feeding beetle and defends the insect's eggs from detrimental fungi by producing antibiotics. However, when transferred to a plant, the bacterium can spread throughout the tissues and negatively affect the plant.

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Chronic fatigue syndrome linked to imbalanced microbiome

Added: 28.04.2017 8:00 | 1 views | 0 comments

Scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health have discovered abnormal levels of specific gut bacteria related to chronic...

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Cystic fibrosis: Interactions between bacteria that infect lungs uncovered

Added: 27.04.2017 21:54 | 0 views | 0 comments

Substances produced by a harmful bacterium in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients may enhance the growth of other bacteria that, in turn, inhibit the harmful bacterium's biofilm, according to new research.

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A quarter of nursing home residents are colonized with drug-resistant bacteria

Added: 27.04.2017 21:54 | 0 views | 0 comments

The significant presence of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB), such as E. coli, among nursing home residents demonstrates the need for heightened infection control prevention and control measures in nursing homes, according to a meta-analysis now published.

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