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How mucus tames microbes

14.10.2019 11:17

A study from MIT reveals glycans, branched sugar molecules found in mucus, can prevent bacteria from communicating with each other and forming infectious biofilms, effectively rendering the microbes harmless.

Tags: Bacteria
From: www.sciencedaily.com

He thought his flesh-eating bacteria was a sunburn. It almost cost him his life

11.10.2019 14:37

The 59-year-old Pennsylvania native, who moved to Pensacola this past July, said he had a healthy immune system when he contracted the disease.

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From: rssfeeds.usatoday.com

New test diagnoses Lyme disease within 15 minutes

11.10.2019 11:22

Current testing for Lyme disease, called the standard 2-tiered approach or the STT, involves running two complex assays (ELISA and western blot) to detect antibodies against the bacterium, and requires experienced personnel in a lab, and a few hours to carry out and interpret. Biomedical engineers have developed a rapid microfluidic test that can detect Lyme disease with similar performance as the STT in a much shorter time -- 15 minutes.

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From: www.sciencedaily.com

Bacteria contradict Darwin: Survival of the friendliest

11.10.2019 9:59

New microbial research suggests that 'survival of the friendliest' outweighs 'survival of the fittest' for groups of bacteria. Bacteria make space for one another and sacrifice properties if it benefits the bacterial community as a whole.

Tags: SPA, Bacteria
From: www.sciencedaily.com

A reliable clock for your microbiome

11.10.2019 7:47

The microbiome is a treasure trove of information about human health and disease, but getting it to reveal its secrets is challenging. A new genetic 'repressilator' circuit acts like a clock that tracks how bacterial growth changes over time with single-cell precision. This tool allows scientists to noninvasively study the dynamics of the microbiome, and also unlocks the potential for complex, synthetic-biology-based diagnostics and therapeutics for the human gut.

From: www.sciencedaily.com

A reliable clock for your microbiome

11.10.2019 7:47

The microbiome is a treasure trove of information about human health and disease, but getting it to reveal its secrets is challenging. A new genetic 'repressilator' circuit acts like a clock that tracks how bacterial growth changes over time with single-cell precision. This tool allows scientists to noninvasively study the dynamics of the microbiome, and also unlocks the potential for complex, synthetic-biology-based diagnostics and therapeutics for the human gut.

From: feeds.sciencedaily.com

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