Tuesday, August 11, 2020
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Tag: microbiology

Which bacteria truly qualify as probiotics?

Today, the word probiotic is used to describe all kinds of "good" microorganisms in foods and supplements: those found in yogurt or fermented sauerkraut,...

Nature study identifies 21 existing drugs that could treat COVID-19

A study authored by a global team of scientists and led by Sumit Chanda, Ph.D., professor at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, has...

mycobacterial associations

Hamburg/Borstel/Leipzig. The tuberculosis pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis can protect itself better when combined and thus stay alive longer in the air. This was...

High-salt diet impacts health of gut microbiome

AUGUSTA, Ga. (June 9, 2020) - Particularly in females with untreated hypertension, reducing salt intake to what's considered a healthier level appears...

Researchers map SARS-CoV-2 infection in cells of nasal cavity, bronchia, lungs

CHAPEL HILL, NC - June 1, 2020 - In a major scientific study published in the journal Cell, scientists at the UNC...

UofL researchers describe possible mechanism for link between obesity and breast...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - It is widely accepted that higher levels of body fat increase the risk of developing breast cancer, as well...

Possible coronavirus drug identified by Australian scientists

tAustralian Scientists have shown that an anti-parasitic drug already available around the world can kill the virus within 48 hours.tScientists from Monash University in...

Mechanical forces shape bacterial biofilms’ puzzling patterns

Belying their slimy natures, the sticky patches of bacteria called biofilms often form intricate, starburst-like patterns as they grow. Now, researchers at Princeton University...

Type 1 diabetes is not one but two distinct conditions, defined...

Children who are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes under the age of seven have a different form (or "endotype") of the condition compared with...

Bacteria form biofilms like settlers form cities

Microbiologists have long adopted the language of human settlement to describe how bacteria live and grow: They "invade" and "colonize." Relations dwelling...