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Scientists assemble genome from DNA of single bug


September 19th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Now researchers can assemble all of an organism's hereditary information from the DNA of a single bacterial cell, thanks to a significant breakthrough.The genome is encoded ... Read more...

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Some bacteria ‘go to sleep to hide from antibiotics’


April 26th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 26 (ANI): Some bacteria avoid antibiotic treatments by going off the grid and hiding until it is safe to come out again, according to a new study.The study, led ... Read more...

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Targeting a specific protein could fight bacterial infections


July 14th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): A major advance in fighting bacterial infections would help scientists yield therapies for a number of infections, including antibiotic-resistant strains delivering blow after blow in hospitals across the ... Read more...

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Scientists create first synthetic cell


May 21st, 2010 - 12:29 am ICT by BNO News
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- Researchers at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) published results on Thursday describing the successful construction of the first self-replicating, synthetic bacterial cell."The synthetic cell is ... Read more...

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Bacterial defense mechanism code cracked


April 26th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 26 (ANI): American scientists have successfully discovered how some bacteria develop structures on their surfaces that enable them to cause disease and protect themselves from the body's defences simultaneously.The ... Read more...

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New finding may help combat typhoid fever-causing bacteria


April 16th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Scientists in the UK have identified a switch that enables Salmonella bacteria to sabotage host cells.Researchers from Imperial College London say that their finding could ultimately lead ... Read more...

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Snooping on bacterial conversations could improve chronic wound healing


January 5th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Here's a trick to improve chronic wound care-just listen to bacterial conversations, say researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York.Led by Alex Rickard, assistant professor of ... Read more...

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Disinfectants make hospital superbugs resistant to antibiotics


December 28th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): A new study has shown that increased use of disinfectants could cause hospital superbugs to become resistant to antibiotics as well as the disinfectant itself.Disinfectants are used to ... Read more...

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Disinfectants likely to promote growth of superbugs


December 28th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) Using disinfectants could cause bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics as well as the disinfectant itself, according to new research, a finding that may have important implications on ... Read more...

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Spider glue key to new bio-adhesives


December 23rd, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Scientists have solved a long-standing mystery about the glue that holds spider webs together. The findings are an advance toward a new generation of bio-adhesives and glues - ... Read more...

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Why some combination therapies backfire


November 14th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Combination drug therapy has become a staple for treating many infections but the treatment sometimes backfires. Scientists have now identified the reason why certain pairings are counter-productive.Doctors treat ... Read more...

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Spider web glue paves way for new biobased ‘green’ glues


October 22nd, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): A sticky substance in spider webs could lead to the development of a new generation of biobased adhesives and glues-"green" glues- that could replace some petroleum-based products for ... Read more...

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Scientists develop better technique to study bacterial swimming


October 5th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 5 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a new way to watch bacteria as they swim, which is expected to eventually help trap Escherichia coli bacteria and modify the microbes' ... Read more...

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Scientists come closer to ’synthetic life’ in lab


August 21st, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 21 (ANI): A group of scientists has created a new "engineered" strain of bacteria - a development which could be described as a step towards the creation of "synthetic life".The ... Read more...

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How bacteria inhale toxic metals and exhale oxygen


March 17th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): Using a unique combination of microscopes, researchers at Ohio State University in the US were able to see how some common soil bacteria inhale toxic metals and ... Read more...

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Some soil bacteria act as clean-up agents too


March 17th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) Not all soil bacteria are bad. Some of them act as good Samaritans as they "inhale" toxic metals, strip them of their toxicity and then "exhale" them, say ... Read more...

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Antibiotic arsenal running out of options in fight against ‘’super bugs”


January 29th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 29 (ANI): People are dying from "super bugs" because our antibiotic arsenal is running out of options to fight ever-changing bacteria, warn researchers.The research team led by Barbara E. ... Read more...

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Antibiotics losing race against resistant superbugs


January 29th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) People are dying of superbugs because the antibiotic armoury has run dry, leaving one unprotected from the depredations of ever-changing bacteria, warned infectious disease researchers. A superbug can ... Read more...

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Without enzyme, vital biological reaction takes 2.3 bn years to complete


November 11th, 2008 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A biological reaction within human cells which is essential to life can take almost 2.3 billion years - about half the age of the Earth to complete ... Read more...

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Biological reactions take 2.4 billion years - minus enzymes


November 11th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) Biological reactions that occur in the blink of an eye within cells, thanks to enzymes or catalysts, would take 2.4 billion years otherwise!"This enzyme is essential for both ... Read more...

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Scottish scientists successfully make superbugs explode and die


August 29th, 2008 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 29 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, Scottish scientists have identified a chink in the protective shield of deadly superbugs that can make the bacteria explode and die.The scientists from ... Read more...

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Synthetic peptoids could be an entirely new class of antibiotics


March 9th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Researchers at the Stanford University suggest that synthetic peptoids, a class of manmade molecules similar to natural proteins can be a potential target for developing new class of ... Read more...

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