Microbiology
Would you eat meat grown from cells in a laboratory? Here's how it works  PHYS.ORG · 12 minutes
For many of us, eating a meal containing meat is a normal part of daily life. But if we dig... more
Medical News Today: People with fibromyalgia have different gut bacteria  MNT · 1 hour
A new study shows that gut bacteria composition is different in people with fibromyalgia and that it varies with the severity of pain and other symptoms. more
People with fibromyalgia have different gut bacteria  MNT · 1 hour
A new study shows that gut bacteria composition is different in people with fibromyalgia and that it varies with the severity of pain and other symptoms. more
Oral steroid use in patients with inflammatory diseases increases risk of infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
Oral steroid use in patients with the inflammatory diseases polymyalgia rheumatica and/or giant cell arteritis significantly increased the risk of infection, and the risk increased with... more
Scientists hit pay dirt with new microbial research technique  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Long ago, during the European Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci wrote that we humans "know more about the movement of celestial bodies than about the soil underfoot." Five hundred years and... more
Switch that decides fate of cells from neural stem cells discovered  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Neurons and astrocytes are prominent cell types in the cerebral cortex. Neurons are the primary information processing cells in the brain, whereas astrocytes support and modulate... more
Researchers discover new immune cells that are at the frontline of HIV infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Researchers at The Westmead Institute for Medical Research have discovered brand new immune cells that are at the frontline of HIV infection.... more
The solution to antibiotic resistance could be in your kitchen sponge  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Researchers from the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) have discovered bacteriophages, viruses that infect bacteria, living in their kitchen sponges. As the threat of antibiotic... more
Study proves that brains of pairs of animals synchronize during social situations  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
UCLA researchers have published a Cell study showing that the brains of pairs of animals synchronize during social situations. more
New study could change our understanding of how stem cells differentiate  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
A pioneering new study led by Florida State University biologists could fundamentally change our understanding of how embryonic stem cells differentiate into specific cell types. more
Researchers shed light on bacterial fusion linked to Chlamydia’s pathogenicity  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Most people know Chlamydia as the venereal disease that can cause infertility if left untreated. But for researchers studying the causative agent, Chlamydia trachomatis, it's a bacteria with... more
Study identifies proteins that interact with processes regulating gene p53  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Scientists at VCU Massey Cancer Center have discovered that the loss of a protein called DBC1 in breast cancer cells leads to the dysregulation of normal anti-cancer functions,... more
Elite group of immune cells plays key role in fighting tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
Immunotherapies hold promise as a way to prompt a patient's own immune system to fight cancer cells. Yet immunotherapies only work in about 30 percent of... more
Cannabidiol is a powerful new antibiotic  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
New research has found that Cannnabidiol is active against Gram-positive bacteria, including those responsible for many serious infections (such as Staphyloccocus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae), with potency similar to that of established antibiotics such as vancomycin... more
The solution to antibiotic resistance could be in your kitchen sponge  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
Researchers have discovered bacteriophages, viruses that infect bacteria, living in their kitchen sponges. As the threat of antibiotic resistance increases, bacteriophages, or phages for short, may... more
Prolonged transmission of a resistant bacterial strain in a Northern California hospital  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
Researchers have used whole genome sequencing (WGS) to demonstrate transmission of a single bacterial strain that possessed a carbapenem-resistance gene in a northern California... more
Introduction of very small RNA molecule promotes heart cell regeneration, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
By adulthood, the heart is no longer able to replenish injured or diseased cells. As a result, heart disease or an event like a... more
Plants may be transmitting superbugs to people  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Antibiotic-resistant infections are a threat to global public health, food safety and an economic burden. To prevent these infections, it is critical to understand how antibiotic-resistant bacteria and their genes are transmitted from both... more
Ocean swimming alters skin microbiome, increasing vulnerability to infection  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Swimming in the ocean alters the skin microbiome and may increase the likelihood of infection, according to new research. more
Experiments with Salt-Tolerant Bacteria in Brine Have Implications for Life on Mars  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
Salt-tolerant bacteria grown in brine were able to revive after the brine was put through a cycle of drying and rewetting. The research has... more
Plants may be transmitting superbugs to people  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Antibiotic-resistant infections are a threat to global public health, food safety and an economic burden. To prevent these infections, it is critical to understand how antibiotic-resistant bacteria and their genes are transmitted from both... more
Ocean swimming alters skin microbiome, increasing vulnerability to infection  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Swimming in the ocean alters the skin microbiome and may increase the likelihood of infection, according to research presented at ASM Microbe 2019, the annual meeting of the American Society... more
New mutation discovered in the leptin gene  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The global obesity epidemic is so far-reaching it now has an overarching name: globesity. Texas Biomed Staff Scientist Raul Bastarrachea, M.D., is part of a team that discovered a new mutation in the gene... more
Dissemination of pathogenic bacteria by university student's cell phones  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New research has demonstrated the presence of S. aureus in 40% of the cell phones of students sampled at a university. S. aureus is a common cause of hospital and... more
Combination of drugs may combat deadly drug-resistant fungus  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Microbiologists have shown that a combination of anti-fungal and anti-bacterial medications may be an effective weapon against the recently discovered multidrug resistant, Candida auris (C. auris). more
Skin bacteria could save frogs from virus  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Bacteria living on the skin of frogs could save them from a deadly virus, new research suggests. more
'Hunger hormone' imbalance can trigger obesity  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists discovered a new mutation in the gene that regulates the key hormone suppressing hunger called leptin. This new mutation could help researchers understand why people develop excess of body fat. more
Medical News Today: Researchers find protein that might prevent, reverse diabetes  MNT · 2 days
A recent study using human fat cells and a mouse model identifies a protein within fat cells that might help treat diabetes and perhaps prevent it. more
Gorgeous 'Atlas of Space' Smashes the Textbook View of the Solar System  SPACE.COM · 2 days
Biologist Eleanor Lutz's new map of the solar system shows the precise orbital paths of more than 18,000 near celestial objects. more
Medical News Today: Gut bacteria can alter how well a medication works  MNT · 2 days
New research uses the example of a Parkinson's disease drug to show how gut bacteria can influence the efficacy of certain medications. more
Gut bacteria can alter how well a medication works  MNT · 2 days
New research uses the example of a Parkinson's disease drug to show how gut bacteria can influence the efficacy of certain medications. more
A new drug target for chemically induced Parkinson's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
An enzyme that modifies chemicals formed in the body by alcohol, tobacco, and certain foods may be a new target for treating Parkinson's disease. The altered compounds, the researchers found,... more
Antibiotic resistance in spore-forming probiotic bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
New research has found that six probiotic Bacillus strains are resistant to several antibiotics. Genetic analysis of other Bacillus strains has shown genes that contribute to antibiotic resistance towards various types of drugs and methods in... more
New Type of Computer Memory Invented  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
An oxide-free, floating-gate memory cell invented and patented by Lancaster University researchers promises to transform daily life with its ultra-low energy consumption. The new... more
Antibiotic resistance in spore-forming probiotic bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
New research has found that six probiotic Bacillus strains are resistant to several antibiotics. Genetic analysis of other Bacillus strains has shown genes that contribute to antibiotic resistance towards various types of drugs and methods in... more
Experiments with salt-tolerant bacteria in brine have implications for life on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Salt-tolerant bacteria grown in brine were able to revive after the brine was put through a cycle of drying and rewetting. The research has... more
Could an Injection of Dead Cells Help Fight Cancer?  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
Dead cells in the body don't sound very useful, but they might provide a new way to fight cancer, a new study in animals suggests. more
Molecular virologist receives nearly $2 million NIH grant renewal to study hepatitis E virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
For decades, University Distinguished Professor of Molecular Virology X.J. Meng and his lab at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine... more
Intratumoral activation of the necroptotic pathway components RIPK1 and RIPK3 potentiates antitumor immunity  Science Magazine · 3 days
Although the signaling events that induce different forms of programmed cell death are well defined, the subsequent immune responses to dying cells... more
Next-gen solar cells spin in new direction with phosphorene  nanowerk · 3 days
A nanomaterial made from phosphorus, known as phosphorene, is shaping up as a key ingredient for more sustainable and efficient next-generation perovskite solar cells. more
Perovskite solar cells tested for real-world performance - in the lab  nanowerk · 3 days
Scientists brought real-world conditions into the controlled environment of the lab. Using data from a weather station they reproduced the real-world temperature and irradiance profiles from... more
B chromosome first—mechanisms behind the drive of B chromosomes uncovered  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The specific number of chromosomes is one of the defining characteristics of a species. Whilst the common fruit fly carries 8 chromosomes, the genome of bread wheat counts... more
Study reveals genetic signature of failed immune response to cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Our immune system is programmed to destroy cancer cells. Sometimes it has trouble slowing disease progression because it doesn't act quickly or strongly enough. more
Study offers new clues to autism's underlying biology  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Over the past decade, autism spectrum disorder has been linked to mutations in a variety of genes, explaining up to 30 percent of all cases to date. more
Measles vaccination associated with health, schooling benefits among children  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
While the measles vaccine has eliminated the virus in many high-income countries, the global burden of disease persists with an estimated 245,000 measles cases and 68,000 measles-associated deaths worldwide in... more
Marine Biologists Identify First Narwhal-Beluga Hybrid  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Narwhals (Monodon monoceros) and beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) are medium-sized toothed whales and the sole representatives of the Monodontidae family. They are the only... more
New DNA Microscopy Technique Offers Novel Insight into Genomic Information in Cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Scientists are now able to see inside cells to a genomic level with a newly invented imaging technique called DNA microscopy. Using DNA “bar... more
Curious cases of chemical cross-kingdom communication  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
All living things are divided into six kingdoms: plants, animals, fungi, protists (protozoa and some algae), and two types of bacteria—eubacteria and archaebacteria. more
Microbial growth and carbon uptake are driven mainly by nature, not nurture  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
For soil microorganisms, how much of their life's work is driven by evolution (nature) versus their current environmental (nurture)? more
Timed release of curcumin inhibits cancer cell growth  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A Washington State University research team has developed a drug delivery system using curcumin, the main ingredient in the spice turmeric, that successfully inhibits bone cancer cells while promoting growth of healthy... more
Bad gene associated with sudden death in epilepsy and breathing problems  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
In sudden death in epilepsy, people stop breathing for no apparent reason and die. Now, a group of UConn neuroscientists have a lead as to why,... more
The key to unlock bacterial fusion  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Most people know Chlamydia as the venereal disease that can cause infertility if left untreated. But for researchers studying the causative agent, Chlamydia trachomatis, it's a bacteria with intriguing properties. Rather than grow and replicate in... more
A Russian Biologist Wants To Create More Gene-Edited Babies  NPR · 3 days
A Moscow scientist claims he has a safe way of editing genes in human embryos — a method that could protect resulting babies from being infected with HIV. Approval of... more
Scientists develop a stable platform to reprogram scar tissue into healthy heart cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Every year 790,000 Americans suffer a heart attack, which leaves damaged scar tissue on the heart and limits its ability to beat... more
More insights into transport protein used by cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Certain cancer cells depend on exporting the metabolite lactate, which accumulates during the generation on energy. Lactate plays an important role in many biochemical and cellular processes. more
Sortilin protein plays crucial role in pain development  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Sortilin, which is a protein expressed on the surface of nerve cells, plays a crucial role in pain development in laboratory mice - and in all likelihood in humans as well. more
Skin bacteria could save frogs from virus  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Bacteria living on the skin of frogs could save them from a deadly virus, new research suggests. more
Targeted therapies benefit many elderly patients with metastatic kidney cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Many elderly patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma-who are often underrepresented in clinical trials to treat the kidney cancer-are seeing overall survival benefits from treatment with targeted therapies,... more
Restrictive approach to blood cell transfusions safe for patients undergoing cardiac surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
In a recent clinical trial of higher risk patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass surgery, a restrictive approach to blood cell transfusions resulted in fewer transfusions... more
Flying insects in hospitals harbor pathogenic bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
More than 50% of bacteria recovered from flying insects in a group of English hospitals were resistant to one or more antibiotics, posing a potential infection risk to patients, according to a new study. more
New genetic marker linked to higher risk of premenopausal breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
University of Alberta researchers have added a new genetic marker to the breast cancer map, helping to expand the list of genetic mutations clinicians can watch... more
Marine microbiology: Successful extremists  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
In nutrient-poor deep-sea sediments, microbes belonging to the Archaea have outcompeted bacterial microorganisms for millions of years. Their ability to efficiently scavenge dead cells makes them the basal producers in the food chain. more
Researchers invent graphene-based biosensor to detect stomach-cancer causing bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Biosensors are currently used in healthcare to monitor blood glucose; however, they also have the potential to detect bacteria. more
Researchers find link between chronic pain and alterations in the gut microbiome  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Scientists have found a correlation between a disease involving chronic pain and alterations in the gut microbiome. more
'DNA microscopy' offers entirely new way to image cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Rather than relying on optics, the microscopy system offers a chemically encoded way to map biomolecules' relative positions. more
Epilepsy and sudden death linked to bad gene  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
In sudden death in epilepsy, people stop breathing for no apparent reason and die. Now, a group of UConn neuroscientists have a lead as to why. Many neurologists argue that a bad... more
Phenols in cocoa bean shells may reverse obesity-related problems in mouse cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A new study suggests that three of the phenolic compounds in cocoa bean shells have powerful effects on the fat and immune cells in... more
A chemical approach to imaging cells from the inside  MIT · 4 days
Researchers develop a new microscopy system for creating maps of cells, using chemical reactions to encode spatial information. more
Animals may have more than one means of surviving hypoxia  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A tidepool crustacean's ability to survive oxygen deprivation though it lacks a key set of genes raises the possibility that animals might have more ways of dealing with... more
Animals may have more than one means of surviving hypoxia  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A tidepool crustacean's ability to survive oxygen deprivation though it lacks a key set of genes raises the possibility that animals might have more ways of dealing with... more
Rock-Eating Shipworm Discovered in Philippines  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
An international research team led by Northeastern University marine biologists has discovered a new genus and species of shipworm burrowing into the bedrock of the Abatan... more
Rotary substates of mitochondrial ATP synthase reveal the basis of flexible F1-Fo coupling  Science Magazine · 4 days
F1Fo–adenosine triphosphate (ATP) synthases make the energy of the proton-motive force available for energy-consuming processes in the cell. We determined the single-particle... more
Biological adaptations in the Arctic cervid, the reindeer (Rangifer tarandus)  Science Magazine · 4 days
The reindeer is an Arctic species that exhibits distinctive biological characteristics, for which the underlying genetic basis remains largely unknown. We compared the genomes of reindeer against those... more
Akkermansia muciniphila induces intestinal adaptive immune responses during homeostasis  Science Magazine · 4 days
Intestinal adaptive immune responses influence host health, yet only a few intestinal bacteria species that induce cognate adaptive immune responses during homeostasis have been identified. Here, we show that Akkermansia... more
Particle analogs of electrons in colloidal crystals  Science Magazine · 4 days
A versatile method for the design of colloidal crystals involves the use of DNA as a particle-directing ligand. With such systems, DNA-nanoparticle conjugates are considered programmable atom equivalents (PAEs), and design rules have been... more
Photoexcitation of flavoenzymes enables a stereoselective radical cyclization  Science Magazine · 4 days
Photoexcitation is a common strategy for initiating radical reactions in chemical synthesis. We found that photoexcitation of flavin-dependent "ene"-reductases changes their catalytic function, enabling these enzymes to promote an asymmetric radical cyclization.... more
Structural identification of a hotspot on CFTR for potentiation  Science Magazine · 4 days
Cystic fibrosis is a fatal disease caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR). Two main categories of drugs are being developed: correctors that improve folding of... more
Genetic basis of ruminant headgear and rapid antler regeneration  Science Magazine · 4 days
Ruminants are the only extant mammalian group possessing bony (osseous) headgear. We obtained 221 transcriptomes from bovids and cervids and sequenced three genomes representing the only two pecoran lineages that... more
Landmark study signals shift in thinking about stem cell differentiation  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers found that embryonic stem cells commit to a cell fate far more rapidly than anticipated. more
Landmark study signals shift in thinking about stem cell differentiation  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A pioneering new study led by Florida State University biologists could fundamentally change our understanding of how embryonic stem cells differentiate into specific cell types. more
Spiders risk everything for love  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
University of Cincinnati biologist George Uetz long suspected the extravagant courtship dance of wolf spiders made them an easy mark for birds and other predators. more
Perovskite solar cells tested for real-world performance -- in the lab  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers bring diurnal and seasonal variations into the lab to test the performance of perovskite solar cells under realistic conditions. more
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Computer model illuminates critical moment in Drosophila development
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Meet the naked mole-rat: impervious to pain and cancer, and lives ten times longer than it should
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Viruses found to use intricate 'treadmill' to move cargo across bacterial cells
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Breakthrough in the discovery of DNA in ancient bones buried in water
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iPhone plus nanoscale porous silicon equals cheap, simple home diagnostics
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Researchers discover meat-eating plant in Ontario, Canada
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Dynamics of key viral attack strategy visible for first time
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How old are your organs? To scientists' surprise, organs are a mix of young and old cells
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A bean for all seasons?
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Antibiotic resistance is not new – it existed long before people used drugs to kill bacteria
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DNA origami to scale-up molecular motors
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Chemists build a better cancer-killing drill
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How bacteria nearly killed by antibiotics can recover — and gain resistance
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Are coal-fired power plants affecting your drinking water?
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