• Bacterial

    Cystic Fibrosis Bacterial Load Initiates in The Course of First Years of Life

    In a new study published in PLoS Pathogens, performed in UNC School of Medicine, researchers discovered for the first time that the lungs' bacterial population changes in the first few years of life as respiratory infections and inflammation sets in

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    How Vitamin C Helps Anti-Tuberculosis Drugs to Eradicate Pathogens

    Researchers have shown that when tuberculosis drug is given with vitamin C, the lifespan of bacteria is reduced as compared to those bacteria which are treated alone with the antituberculosis drug Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by a bacteria called Mycobacteria Tuberculosis (Mtb )which attacks lungs and also damages other parts of the body. It spreads through the air by…

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  • Bacteria

    Bacteria Acquiring Resistance from the Enemies

    Researchers from the University of Basel have shown that some bacteria inject a toxic cocktail into their competitors causing cell lysis and death, then acquires the released genetic material containing drug resistance genes Antibiotics and resistances have been around for millions of years. Bacteria have developed different abilities to defend themselves from enemies and eliminate competition. One of these defenses is…

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  • Typhoid

    Fondness of Typhoid Fever Toxin Towards The Sugar Expressing Cells

    Latest study published in nature microbiology illustrates fondness of typhoid toxin for sugar expressing cells Typhoid is an infection caused by bacteria called Salmonella typhi which grows in intestine and blood. This infectious bacteria has been around for centuries. Its molecular mechanism is still not known. They produce a toxin called typhoid toxin which is responsible for the symptoms of disease…

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  • Antibiotics

    Antibiotics May Decrease The Ability of Immune Cells to Kill Bacteria

    Antibiotics are the powerful antimicrobial drug that kills or inhibit bacteria causing infection. Although antibiotics are designed to kill infection-causing bacteria, they also kill good bacteria sometimes while fighting off a pathogen. During a new study in the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, MIT and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, researchers found out that during antibiotic treatment…

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  • Synthetic Organism

    Scientists Create First Semi-Synthetic Organism

    The scientist at Scripps Research Institute has been designing bacteria having unnatural bases i.e. other than common bases of DNA G, C, A & T. These new unnatural bases are named as X and Y. The beginning of life on earth is started by just letters in its genetic code (just four letters). On this earth, every organism’s proteins are…

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  • Antibiotic

    Protein That Could Help Fight Antibiotic Resistance

    Investigators have found a protein called transthyretin or TTR which inhibits biofilm Bacterial growth can lead to many serious problems but when they are on medical devices, it is hazardous to patient health. Medical devices may include knee implants, artificial hip implants, and catheters. A catheter is a flexible tube used for removing fluid from the body cavity particularly from the…

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  • Intestine

    Bacteria as a pacemaker of the intestine

    CAU’s research team uncovers links between microbiome and essential tissue contractions for healthy bowel function Spontaneous contractions of the digestive tract play an important role in the vast majority of organisms in order to ensure a healthy intestinal function. From simple invertebrates to humans, there are consistently similar movement patterns that transport and mix the contents of the intestine through the…

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