This episode: Fungi herd and raise bacteria for slaughter!
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This episode: Green algae could help create new cheaper, more stable vaccines for developing countries!
Here's my summary of the fourth and final day of ASM2013, with a special surprise guest appearance at the end!
This episode: Fungi transmit warning signals between plants!
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This episode: Swarming predatory bacteria may be communicating through tubes!
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A vaccine created to treat a gut bacteria common in children with autism could also help control some symptoms of the neural development disorder, according to new research published in this month’s edition of the journal Vaccine.
Researchers Brittany Pequegnat and Mario Monteiro of the Unive... Read More
Boy, it's a good time to be a dark chocolate lover.
We've noted before the growing evidence that a daily dose of the bitter bean may help reduce blood pressure. There also seems to be a link between a regular chocolate habit and lower body weight.
Now scientists are offering an explanation... Read More
Small peptides attack bacteria in many different ways and may well become a new generation of antibiotics. Biologists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have been researching how such peptides kill bacterial cells. "It is quite possible that, in ten years time, all of the currently marketed an... Read More
This episode: Circadian rhythms in bacteria are amazingly simple, and now scientists have figured out how to modify their effects to help produce useful chemicals!
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National Institute of BioMedical Genomics (NIBMG), an autonomous Institute by the Government of India, located around 50 Kms away from Kolkata, a metropolitan city of India. This institute is known to be the only Institute in India devoted with the researches on “Biomedical Genomics”. Dr. Partha... Read More
This episode: Phages hang out in mucus to ambush bacteria!
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This episode: Some bacterial DNA sequence seems to integrate into human cells, especially in cancerous tissue!
Dr. Lenny Tender, research chemist at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), has co-invented a microbial fuel cell that persistently generates electrical power in marine environments.The fuel cell draws electricity from the sea floor, creating an interface between the sediment on the bottom of a m... Read More