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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 8, 2007

...researchers inserted a gene for a TNT-transforming bacterial enzyme into a tobacco plant. Then they tested the...crease the functional and genetic diversity of the bacterial community in acutely polluted soil compared to wild type plants, the report states. Our findings hav...

Features of replication suggest viruses have common themes, vulnerabilities

... antibiotics are used to attack different kinds of bacterial pathogens. "It turns out that viruses previously thought of as distinct share common features," says Paul Ahlquist, an HHMI investigator and virologist at UW-Madison. "We've found some features of replication that appear to cross over among many vi...

Risk of common vaginal infection linked to preterm birth appears higher for blacks

... Gynecology in Boston. When a pregnant woman has bacterial vaginosis, her risk of preterm birth goes up, said...Medicine. And now we can say that gauging risk for bacterial vaginosis is not as simple as just looking at the woman. We also should consider her partner. Bact...

Inflammation may cause preterm labor and fetal deaths

CLEVELANDInflammation from bacterial infections is linked to preterm births and deaths,... preventing preterm births that are triggered by a bacterial infection. Mice, as well as humans, have several toll-like receptors (TLR) that sense the surface ...

Bacteria may not hasten death

... people would just assume that if youre increasing bacterial load in an aging human, it must be bad, Finkel said. And it might not just be bad, it just might be. Prior to this study, I would not have thought that. The study is part of a broader effort in the Tower lab to eliminate irrelevant factors in ag...

In limiting life span, study finds booming bacteria innocent

...on is impaired with age, it might be expected that bacterial load would increase or be otherwise altered as peo...xtreme to the other. Nevertheless, he added, the bacterial infestations seen in the aged flies have to be a quality of life issue....

Cornell scientists link E. coli bacteria to Crohn's disease

...he development of Crohns disease, but the specific bacterial characteristics that drive the inflammatory response have remained elusive. Researchers at Cornell examined possible causes for the disease in patients with Crohns restricted to the ileum and the colon versus healthy individuals. Given that only ab...

Anthrax bacterium's deadly secrets probed

...kes the identification, analysis and comparison of bacterial secreted proteins from many organisms a realistic proposition. Based on Taverna workflow technology, which was developed under myGrid, an e-Science project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), it performs a se...

Einstein researchers' prototype vaccine could provide improved protection against tuberculosis

.... TB is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, a bacterial species that infects one third of the worlds popul... memory cells that can respond swiftly if the same bacterial species infects the person later on. In designing their TB vaccine, the Einstein researchers disc...

Pets could be source of multiresistant bacteria infections in humans, MU researchers investigate

... Mo. The next time you have difficulty fighting a bacterial infection, your next trip to the doctor might be to the family veterinarian. A new University of Missouri-Columbia study is investigating whether the family pet could be a reservoir for infections of multi-resistant bacteria in humans. Antibiotic r...

UF to lead research on life-threatening fungus

...re is that aspergillosis is frequently mistakenfor bacterial pneumonia, and tests for the infection often are initiallynegative. "Historically, our only means of diagnosing these infections has been by growing the organism from patient's specimens in the laboratory and then having it identified by an experie...

Jan Lwe awarded 2007 EMBO Gold Medal

...the structure and function of proteins involved in bacterial cell division, said EMBO Executive Director, Herma...e-handedly revolutionised our understanding of the bacterial cell cycle and cell morphogenesis, through his insightful structural studies on virtually all of the...

Surprising new species of light-harvesting bacterium discovered in Yellowstone

...ly the third time in the past 100 years that a new bacterial phylum has been added to the list of those with ch...iscovery of a lifetime for someone who has studied bacterial photosynthesis for as long as I have (35 years)," says Bryant. "I wouldn't have been as excited if ...

Innovative research technique reveals another natural wonder in Yellowstone Park

...iscovery of a lifetime for someone who has studied bacterial photosynthesis for as long as I have (35 years)," says Bryant. "I wouldn't have been as excited if I had reached into that mat and pulled out a gold nugget the size of my fist!" Yellowstone habitats have been explored since the 1960s for new organi...

A friendly foe -- Bacteria residing in the gut boost immune response to tumors

...rganism balance by TBI and the resulting transient bacterial infection is a key mechanism driving the increased reactivity of tumor-specific CD8+ T cells and subsequent tumor regression in mice....

JCI table of contents -- July 26, 2007

...rganism balance by TBI and the resulting transient bacterial infection is a key mechanism driving the increased reactivity of tumor-specific CD8+ T cells and subsequent tumor regression in mice. TITLE: Microbial translocation augments the function of adoptively transferred self/tumor-specific CD8+ T cells vi...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 18, 2007

...recently announced successful transplantation of a bacterial genome, an achievement described as a major step toward creating synthetic forms of life. The new study focuses on another essential and perhaps more fundamental characteristic of cells, the ability to move. In laboratory experiments, the researche...

Mucins stand guard against gut infections

...e in protecting the mucosal lining of the gut from bacterial infection. These authors orally infected mice with the bacterial pathogen Campylobacter jejuni (a common cause of diarrhea) and found that 1 week after infection thi...

Probing biology's dark matter

...iologists have coaxed less than one percent of the bacterial species that inhabit natural environments into gro...had remarkably little similarity to genes in known bacterial groups. But some of the genes hinted at interesting aspects of the organisms biology, such as an unu...

JCI table of contents: July 19, 2007

...e in protecting the mucosal lining of the gut from bacterial infection. These authors orally infected mice with the bacterial pathogen Campylobacter jejuni (a common cause of diarrhea) and found that 1 week after infection thi...

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