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December 11, 2018

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December 11, 2018

Essential Oils from Garlic and Other Herbs Kill 'Persister' Lyme Disease Bacteria

Dec. 3, 2018 — Oils from garlic and several other common herbs and medicinal plants show strong activity against the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, according to a new ... read more

Dec. 3, 2018 — Researchers have reported the first experimental evidence of epigenetics in the single-celled organisms known as archaea. The simplicity of archaea -- combined with the fact that their cells resemble ... read more

Dec. 3, 2018 — Researchers have been able to demonstrate how, on a molecular level, a specific protein allows light signals to be converted into cellular information. Their findings have broadened our understanding ... read more

More Than 6,000 Antibiotic Resistance Genes Discovered in the Bacteria That Inhabit the Human Gut

Nov. 30, 2018 — Researchers have used an innovative approach to identify thousands of antibiotic resistance genes found in bacteria that inhabit the human ... read more

Historical Climate Important for Soil Responses to Future Climate Change

Nov. 30, 2018 — Researchers examined how 18 years of drought affect the billions of vital bacteria that are hidden in the soil beneath our feet. The results show that this type of extreme weather determines how ... read more

Nov. 29, 2018 — Researchers have now developed a nanoparticle-based technology that could be used distinguish between bacterial and viral forms of pneumonia. The technology could also be used to monitor whether ... read more

Shape-Shifting Protein Protects Bacteria from Invaders

Nov. 29, 2018 — Researchers have discovered how bacteria manage to destroy enemy DNA, while keeping their own genetic material ... read more

Nov. 29, 2018 — Using a small and inexpensive biosensor, researchers have built a diagnostic tool that provides health care practitioners almost instant diagnosis of a bacterial ... read more

Nov. 28, 2018 — The fish killer and the fish live in harmony: But how the clownfish thrive in the poisonous tentacles of the anemone remains a mystery. A new study tackles the iconic conundrum from the microbial ... read more

Virtual Library of 1 Million New Macrolide Scaffolds Could Help Speed Drug Discovery

Nov. 28, 2018 — Researchers have created the largest publicly available virtual library of macrolide scaffolds. The library -- called V1M -- contains chemical structures and computed properties for 1 million ... read more

The Protein That Spurs Dormant Bacteria Into Reproduction

Nov. 28, 2018 — Whether dormant bacteria begin to reproduce is no accident. Rather, they are simply waiting for a clear signal from a single protein in the cell interior. Researchers have now deciphered the ... read more

Scientists Direct Bacteria With Expanded Genetic Code to Evolve Extreme Heat Tolerance

Nov. 28, 2018 — Synthetic bacteria with expanded genetic codes can evolve proteins in the laboratory with enhanced properties using mechanisms that might not be possible with nature's 20 amino acid building ... read more

Nov. 27, 2018 — In a comprehensive study of healthy corals, scientists report that coral bacteria are a surprisingly diverse bunch -- and that different sections of the coral body can host unique communities of ... read more

Improve Hand Hygiene and Patient Decolonization to Help Stem High-Risk S. Aureus Transmission in the Operating Room

Nov. 27, 2018 — Adherence to proven protocols for disinfecting surgeons' hands, patients' skin, and operating room surfaces could help to halt the spread of dangerous Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) ... read more

Nov. 27, 2018 — Bacteria can become insensitive to antibiotics by picking up resistance genes from the environment. Unfortunately for patients, the stress response induced by antibiotics activates competence, the ... read more

DNA With a Twist: Discovery Could Further Antibiotic Drug Development

Nov. 27, 2018 — Scientists reveal how a 'molecular machine' in bacterial cells prevents fatal DNA twisting, which could be crucial in the development of new antibiotic ... read more

Bee Gene Study Sheds Light on Risks to Hives

Nov. 27, 2018 — Efforts to protect the UK's native honey bees could be helped by research that maps their entire genetic ... read more

The Complexity of the Commons: Scientists Recast Social Dilemmas

Nov. 26, 2018 — A new classification system adds real-world complexity to social dilemmas like the paradigmatic 'tragedy of the ... read more

Nov. 26, 2018 — Scientists have revealed the secrets of the key ring forming cascade in the biosynthesis of a globally used antibiotic. They hope their findings could lead to the development of antibiotics with ... read more

Nov. 26, 2018 — Researchers have developed a method that increases the signal strength from microbial electrochemical cells by up to 20 times. The secret is a film with an embedded bacterium: Shewanella ... read more

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