bacteria Tag

LabRoots kicked off its two-day Microbiology and Immunology Virtual Event on September 11 detailing exciting new research in pharmaceuticals, medicine, agriculture, and space. The webinars cover a wide range of topics from the application of metagenomics in infectious disease to advances in our understanding of molecular mechanisms in virology. Once the gold standard for microbiological research, culturing for microorganisms...

At the end of 2014 the British government released a frightening report about antibiotic-resistant superbugs. The report says higher rates of drug-resistant bacterial infections could result in 10 million deaths a year by 2050 and calculated the financial toll to be $100 trillion. Antibiotic-resistant infections are rising and foiling efforts to reduce death rates in developing...

For the first time, living bacteria have been captured by X-ray, researchers report. Researchers from Uppsala University are working at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, Calif, which is operated by Stanford University. This discovery, which offers a fresh way to view active biological samples, could lead to X-ray forays into mechanisms integral...

Scientists find just a few microbes are needed to infect lymph node, cause disease A long-held theory about how bubonic plague is caused has been flipped on its head, according to scientists. Researchers from the UNC School of Medicine found that instead of using host cells, some of the plague-causing bacteria travel to lymph nodes in small...

PathSensors Inc., a leading biotechnology and environmental testing company, has developed new technology that provides rapid detection and identification of bacteria, viruses and toxins. The new Zephyr system for liquid-based assays further expands PathSensors’ instrumentation for aerosol collection and identification of airborne pathogens. It can help lower cost and hasten development of treatments for harmful and...

There has been a growing concern about the lack of regulation and the practice of giving antibiotics to livestock to minimize illness and enhance the animals’ growth. Just as people become resistant to antibiotics, when they are over-exposed to them, animals also build an antibiotic-resistance that makes mutated bacteria harder to eliminate. Due to the...

The common consensus on bacterial infections and pain has traditionally been that it is the body’s immune reaction that triggers a pain response, and not the bacteria themselves. But a new research study seems to be turning that idea on its head – stating that bacteria can trigger the body’s pain-sensing nerves. The news is causing...

Are you sure your medication is working when you take it? For certain people, a strain of bacteria in their gut is getting to their cardiac drugs and inactivating them before they’ve had a chance to work. It’s a discovery that could give new insight to human cell biology and why different people experience different...