Microbiology

  • 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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