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'Fearless' aphids ignore warnings, get eaten by ladybugs

If your building has 10 false fire alarms one morning, it is human nature to ignore it when it goes off for the 11th time.

Similarly, when aphids are raised on plants genetically engineered to emit a compound that warns surrounding aphids of a predator, they become accustomed to the chemical ... Read More

Human cells copy DNA—and RNA, too

Researchers have confirmed a long-held but unproven hypothesis that mammalian cells are capable of synthesizing RNA by copying RNA molecules directly.

The team used single-molecule sequencing technology, which has detected and quantified novel small RNAs in human cells that represent entirely... Read More

Small pharmacies are more likely to dispense antibiotics without a medical prescription than large pharmacies in Catalonia, Spain

The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between pharmacy size and the likelihood of obtaining antibiotics without medical prescription at a pharmacy. In 2008 in Catalonia, two actors presented three different cases in a randomised sample of pharmacies and asked pharmacists for an a... Read More

The end of the pandemic – what will be the pattern of influenza in the 2010-11 European winter and beyond?

A recent editorial at www.eurosurveillance.org by A. Nicol and M. Sprenger considers the possible pattern for influenza in Europe this winter and beyond.

"On 10 August 2010 Margaret Chan, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), announced that the world has moved into the ... Read More

Recalled salad product is distributed across 13 states

Wisconsin is among 13 states where possibly-contaminated Fresh Express salad products were distributed.

The Salinas, California-based company is voluntarily recalling 2,825 cases of Veggie Lovers Salad because of a possible health risk from the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled s... Read More

Health officials warn of vibrio in Chesapeake Bay

Maryland health officials say people may be getting sick from eating raw oysters and other shellfish from the Chesapeake Bay.

The culprit is vibrio, a naturally occurring bacteria that's more prevalent in the bay during hot weather.

The state health department says there have been 24 cases... Read More

Unique Bacteria Hold Clues Of Life On Other Planets

Bacteria discovered in an oxygen-starved area of Argentina could demonstrate how life could exist on Mars or other planets, according to a Wednesday article by Reuters reporter Kylie Stott.

A team that included National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) microbiologist Maria ... Read More

Linking India to superbug unfair and wrong, says India

India Thursday termed as unfair and wrong linking a multiple drug-resistant superbug detected in Britain to India saying a number of such bacteria have also been reported from other countries. Health experts said it was politically motivated as Western doctors were alarmed at the prospect of los... Read More

Biofilms Over Troubled Waters

Mark O. Martin, ASM member, associate blogger for Small Things Considered, and Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, has authored a new post on the Small Things Considered blog that explores what might be happening to the "vanishing" oil slicks in... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 6 - Acid Animalcules Against AIDS

This episode: A preventative treatment for AIDS using live bacteria!



























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Post questions or comments here, at the link above, or email to bacteriofiles@gmail.com. Thanks for listening! Read More

Vertex Reports Success In Second Major Hepatitis Drug Study

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VRTX) reported the success of the second of three key late-stage studies of hepatitis-C treatment, telaprevir, essentially curing 72% of patients using the drug.

The study, a supplement to the larger studies intended to support teleprevir's approval, showed there ... Read More

Scientists Working on Cancer Treatment Using Salmonella Bacteria

Cancer is one of the most researched diseases on the planet and any breakthrough in treating or diagnosing the deadly disease offers the potential to save human lives. Researchers in the U.S. and Italy working together have developed a new method of killing cancer cells using the salmonella bact... Read More

Immune System Overreaction May Enable Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections

The immune system may open the door to recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) by overdoing its response to an initial infection, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found.

Researchers showed in mice that severe inflammatory responses to an initial UTI ... Read More

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 6 - Acid Animalcules Against AIDS

This episode: A preventative treatment for AIDS using live bacteria!


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Gene Makes 'Superbugs' Resistant to Drugs

Some bacteria in south Asia have learned a new way to deactivate the antibiotics that usually kill them, according to a new study, raising concerns about a novel wave of drug-resistant "superbugs" that travelers could spread world-wide.

The study, published Tuesday in the journal Lancet Infec... Read More

Viral bioinformatics: Dotplot

Dotplots are an extremely useful way of visualizing comparisons of small and large DNA sequences (as well as protein sequences), providing insight into the degree of similarity, deletions, insertions and direct and indirect repeats. In a dotplot, each nucleotide, or small window of nucleotides, ... Read More

MSU receives $1.6 million grant for "biomineralization"

The U.S. Department of Energy on Wednesday announced that Montana State University will receive $1.6 million in federal grant money for carbon sequestration research.

James Markowsky, assistant secretary for Fossil Energy at the U.S. Department of Transportation, told reporters on a conferenc... Read More

Sari cloth a simple sustainable protector from cholera

Bangladeshi villagers use sari cloth to filter water and help prevent disease. A study previously conducted by scientists of the University of Maryland, USA, demonstrated that the cotton cloth was able to reduce cholera incidents by 48%. Follow-up research five years later ascertained that more ... Read More

Cloning Bush Medicine

Some call him the Microscopic Medicine Man. Professor Brett Neilan from The University of New South Wales, is a microbiologist who thinks he's found the secret behind some of the world's most successful "bush" medicines - and how to save them for the future. Read More

Mundo de los Microbios - Episodio 61

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A continuación: tuberculosis bovina, depuración de aguas residuales, biogeografía, clima y salud, y la neuroborreliosis de Lyme y la inflamación.


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