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December 14, 2020

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Toxin Provides Clues to Long-Term Effects of Diarrhea Caused by E. Coli

A study has found that a toxin produced by E. coli changes intestinal cells to benefit itself, an ability that could provide a clue to why the bacteria have been linked to nutritional problems such ...

Gut Microbiota Plays a Role in Brain Function and Mood Regulation

Depression is a mental disorder that affects more than 264 million people of all ages worldwide. Understanding its mechanisms is vital for the development of effective therapeutic strategies. ...

Symbiotic Relationship Between California Oaks and Mutualist Fungi as a Buffer for Climate Change

'Happy families are all alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.' So goes the first line of Leo Tolstoy's 'Anna Karenina.' Little did ...

A Gene from Ancient Bacteria Helps Ticks Spread Lyme Disease

One reason ticks spread Lyme disease so well goes back to a unique evolutionary event. Researchers discovered that an antibacterial enzyme in ticks, Dae2, protects them from bacteria found on human ...
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Insecure Livelihoods Hindering Efforts to Combat Anti-Microbial Resistance Globally

Patients living in precarious circumstances are less likely to use antibiotics appropriately according to a new study, suggesting that efforts to improve conditions for those with little security in ...

Microbes and Plants: A Dynamic Duo

The unique partnership between root-dwelling microbes and the plants they inhabit can reduce drought ...

Engineers Discover New Microbe for Simpler, Cheaper and Greener Wastewater Treatment

Researchers have discovered a new strain of bacterium that can remove both nitrogen and phosphorous from sewage wastewater. Their findings offer a simpler, cheaper and greener method of wastewater ...

Understanding COVID-19 Infection and Possible Mutations

The binding of a SARS-CoV-2 virus surface protein spike -- a projection from the spherical virus particle -- to the human cell surface protein ACE2 is the first step to infection that may lead to ...

Research Team Invents Novel Light-Controlled Contamination-Free Fluidic Processor for Advanced Medical and Industrial Applications

A mechanical engineering research team has invented a novel light-controlled, contamination-free fluidic processor, which can serve as a useful tool to greatly reduce the risk of infection of ...

Scientists Shed New Light on How Lung Bacteria Defend Against Pneumonia

New insight on how bacteria in the lungs protect against invading pathogens has been ...

Magnetic Bacteria as Micropumps

Scientists use magnetic bacteria to control liquids at the micro level. They are already thinking about using them in the human bloodstream for precision delivery of cancer drugs to a ...

Why Some People May Become Seriously Ill from Meningococcal Bacteria

Researchers have come one step closer toward understanding why some people become seriously ill or die from a common bacterium that leaves most people unharmed. The researchers linked RNA mutations ...

Scientists Discover How COVID-19 Virus Causes Multiple Organ Failure in Mice

Researchers have created a version of COVID-19 in mice that shows how the disease damages organs other than the lungs. Using their model, the scientists discovered that the SARS-CoV-2 virus can shut ...

Molecular Mechanism of Plant Immune Receptors Discovered

Research teams explore the activation of plant immune receptors by ...

Quick and Sensitive Identification of Multidrug-Resistant Germs

Researchers have developed a sensitive testing system that allows the rapid and reliable detection of resistance in bacteria. The system is based on tiny, functionalized cantilevers that bend due to ...

Development of a New Method for Decoding Viral Genes

A research team developed a new decoding method for viral genes that can easily and quickly obtain even non-canonical genetic information. Using this new decoding method, they identified nine novel ...

Bacteria in Iron-Deficient Environments Process Carbon Sources Selectively

Looking at a group of bacteria from soil, researchers discovered that these organisms overcome limitation in their carbon processing machinery by rerouting their metabolic pathways to favor producing ...

Leaf Microbiomes Are a Neighborhood Affair in Northern Forests

Leaf microbiomes of sugar maple trees vary across the species' range, changing in accordance with the types of trees in the surrounding ...

Researchers Discover Life in Deep Ocean Sediments at or Above Water's Boiling Point

Biologists found single-celled organisms living in sediments 1180 meters beneath the ocean at temperatures of 120 degrees ...

A Plant Immune Receptor: It Takes Four to Tango

A collaborative study on a plant intracellular immune receptor not only shows how an important resistance protein is activated during pathogen infection but also reveals some common operational ...

Oral Drug Blocks SARS-CoV-2 Transmission, Researchers Find

Treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection with a new antiviral drug, MK-4482/EIDD-2801 or Molnupiravir, completely suppresses virus transmission within 24 hours, researchers have ...

What Makes Certain Groups More Vulnerable to COVID-19?

What makes the elderly and people with underlying conditions more vulnerable to COVID-19? According to a new study, clues can be found in the proteins involved in initiating infection, as the virus ...

Gut Microbiome Snapshot Could Reveal Chemical Exposures in Children

Researchers have completed the most comprehensive study to date on how a class of persistent pollutants called semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) are associated with the gut microbiome in human ...

Researchers Developed a Sequence Analysis Pipeline for Virus Discovery

A novel bioinformatics pipeline identifies both previously known and novel ...

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