Houston, TX (Scicasts) – Environment is not the only factor in shaping regulatory patterns -- and it might not even be the primary factor, according to a new Rice University study that looks at how cells' protein networks relate to a bacteria's genome.
Phoenix, AZ (Scicasts) – In the race to protect society from infectious microbes, the bugs are outrunning us. The need for new therapeutic agents is acute, given the emergence of novel pathogens as well as old foes bearing heightened antibiotic resistance.
London, UK (Scicasts) – Scientists at Imperial have identified four new proteins that act as receptors for an essential signalling molecule in bacteria such as MRSA.
Mainz, Germany (Scicasts) – From the several pandemics generally called 'pestilences' three are historically recognized as due to plague, but only for the third pandemic of the 19th-21st centuries AD there were microbiological evidences that the causing agent was the bacterium Yersinia pestis.
East Lansing, MI (Scicasts) – Mosquitoes are deadly efficient disease transmitters. Research conducted at Michigan State University, however, demonstrates that they also can be equally adept in curing diseases such as malaria.
Los Angeles, CA (Scicasts) – Bacteria on a surface wander around and often organize into highly resilient communities known as biofilms. It turns out that they organize in a rich-get-richer pattern similar to many economies, according to a new study by researchers at UCLA, Northwestern University and the University of Washington.
Cambridge, MA (Scicasts) – On May 8th JoVE published research that demonstrates how a biosensor can detect antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
Pittsburgh, PA (Scicasts) – Through the serendipity of science, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have discovered a potential treatment for deadly, drug-resistant bacterial infections that uses the same approach that HIV uses to infect cells. [Video]
Braunschweig, Germany (Scicasts) – Even bacteria have a kind of “immune system” they use to defend themselves against unwanted intruders – in their case, viruses.
Seattle, WA (Scicasts) – A new virus that causes severe breathing distress and kidney failure elicits a distinctive airway cell response to allow it to multiply.
Vienna, Austria (Scicasts) – The flu is caused by an infection with the influenza virus, which mainly attacks the upper respiratory tract – the nose, throat and bronchi and rarely also the lungs.
Durham, UK (Scicasts) – Researchers are one step closer to understanding why antibiotics are ineffective against certain types of bacteria.
Guelph, Ontario, Canada (Scicasts) – A vaccine created by University of Guelph researchers for gut bacteria common in autistic children may also help control some autism symptoms.
Blacksburg, VA (Scicasts) – Virginia Tech scientists have provided new evidence that biofilms ― bacteria that adhere to surfaces and build protective coatings ― are at work in the survival of the human pathogen Salmonella.
Cambridge, MA (Scicasts) – New research from Harvard University helps to explain how waterborne bacteria can colonize rough surfaces―even those that have been designed to resist water.
Cambridge, UK (Scicasts) – Cambridge scientists have linked two human cases of infection with the antibiotic- resistant superbug MRSA to farms in Denmark.