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2010-03-24 09:40:05

Rival colonies of bacteria can produce a lethal chemical that keeps competitors at bay, scientists report this week.

2009-12-17 07:35:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medizone International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MZEI) Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Edwin Marshall, today outlined the company's plans moving forward for its hospital sterilization system, AsepticSure(TM).

2009-09-08 11:15:58

Scientists discover a gene in anthrax-causing bacteria may help defend against this form of bio-warfare.

2009-03-30 11:35:27

Bacteria are single cell organisms with no nervous system or brain. So how do individual bacterial cells living as part of a complex community called a biofilm "decide" between different physiological processes (such as movement or producing the "glue" that forms the biofilm)?

2009-03-17 10:41:12

Scientists in India say they've found three species of bacteria in the stratosphere, all of which are alien to Earth and resistant to ultraviolet radiation. One of the species has been named Janibacter hoylei, after the late astrophysicist Fred Hoyle.

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2009-03-16 11:13:41

Three new species of bacteria, which are not found on Earth and which are highly resistant to ultra-violet radiation, have been discovered in the upper stratosphere by Indian scientists.

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2008-10-20 09:15:00

Researchers at the University of Delaware have discovered that when the leaf of a plant is under attack by a pathogen, it can send out an S.O.S. to the roots for help.

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2008-04-15 09:40:00

An investigation of the genes that govern spore formation in the bacteria B. subtilis shows that chance plays a significant role in determining which of the microbes sacrifice themselves for the colony and which go on to form spores.

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2008-03-12 09:40:00

A cup of black tea could be the next line of defense in the threat of bio-terrorism according to new international research.

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2007-01-22 21:30:00

Microwave ovens may be good for more than just zapping the leftovers: they may also help protect your family. Researchers have found that microwaving common carriers of the bacteria and viruses that cause food-borne illnesses sterilizes them rapidly and effectively.


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2011-04-14 15:10:21

Bacillus subtilis, also known as hay bacillus or grass bacillus, is a Gram-positive, catalase-positive bacterium commonly found in soil. It is rod-shaped and a member of the genus Bacillus. It also has the ability to form a tough, protective endospore, allowing the organism to tolerate extreme environmental conditions. B. subtilis has historically been classified as an obligate aerobe, though recent research has proven this to not be strictly correct. It is not a human pathogen although...

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2011-04-14 14:43:25

Bacillus anthracis is a Gram-positive spore-forming, rod-shaped bacterium, with a width of 1-1.2µm and a length of 3-5µm. It can grow in aerobic or anaerobic conditions. It is the only known bacterium to synthesize a protein capsule and the only pathogenic bacterium to carry its own adenylyl cyclase virulence factor. They form oval spores located centrally in a non-swollen sporangium. These spores are highly resilient and can survive extreme temperatures, low-nutrient environments, and...

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