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Phage therapy company wins award

Fight against bacteria; phage therapy firm is honoured with Austrian entrepreneurship award



Gel imaging used to study effects of stressors on bacteria

Research may contribute to Identifying targets for new anti-microbials



Killing off rivals makes for happy families, bacteria study finds

Populations of bacteria will attack distantly related competitors in order to create a peaceful community in which they can flourish, a study into their behaviour has shown



Global challenge antimicrobial resistance

Hygiene innovations are key to reducing antibiotics in feed



Antimicrobial resistance on the rise in the European Union, EFSA and ECDC warn

Bacteria in humans, food and animals continue to show resistance to the most widely used antimicrobials, says the latest report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic bacteria in Europe



Antibacterial coatings

Important ingredient in fighting infection rather than a panacea, says Andrew Jones



Speed up analysis of DNA and proteins

Researchers in the Horsfall Laboratory at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland are using a G:BOX Chemi XT4 multi-application imager to analyse agarose gels of bacterial DNA



Spinning-disk microscope offers window into the centre of a cell

A new method of imaging cells is allowing scientists to see tiny structures inside the ‘control centre’ of the cell for the first time.



One in four has alarmingly few intestinal bacteria

International ground-breaking research with participation of Danish investigators from University of Copenhagen shows that one in four Danes has serious problems with the trillion of bacteria living in their intestines.



CWRU dental researchers discover how an oral bacterium can trigger colorectal cancer

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine have discovered how a common oral bacterium can contribute to colorectal cancer, a finding that opens promising new research avenues for the development of approaches to prevent and treat the disease.



Increasing antibiotic resistance drives expansion of Tetracyclines testing

Growing concern amongst regulatory bodies about human resistance to common antibiotics is driving expansion for veterinary residue testing.



Syngene's G:BOX Chemi used in microbial research

Syngene's G:BOX Chemi used in microbial research at Wageningen UR, The Netherlands to contribute to understanding how bacterial immune systems function



New multi-analyte array for the detection of antimicrobials in honey

Randox Food Diagnostics have developed the new Antimicrobial Array IV to detect multiple antimicrobial compounds in a single honey sample on the Evidence Investigator screening analyser.



Scientists discover link between bacteria and supposedly non-infectious diseases

Discovery could help to explain many features of diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and diabetes, and may lead to new methods of prevention or treatment



Theoretical tiger chases statistical sheep to probe immune system behaviour

Physicists update predator–prey model for more clues on how bacteria evade attack from killer cells



Exercise boosts diversity of gut bacteria

Exercise boosts the diversity of the bacteria found in the gut, indicates the first study of its kind published online in the journal Gut



Proteins ‘ring like bells’

Scientists have been able to measure the vibrational spectrum of the enzyme lysozyme, a protein that fights off bacteria



Nanoparticles can overcome drug resistance in breast cancer cells

Nanoparticles filled with chemotherapeutic drugs can kill drug-resistant breast cancer cells, according to a study published in the scientific journal Biomaterials.



New substance effectively combats multi-resistant bacteria

In Europe alone, more than 25,000 people die each year from infections caused by multi-resistant bacteria. Researchers from University of Copenhagen have now developed and characterized a substance that quickly and effectively kills the virulent bacteria.



Bacteria in drinking water are key to keeping it clean

Bacteria commonly found in drinking water creates conditions which enable other – potentially harmful – bacteria to thrive, says research by engineers from the University of Sheffield.



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