Latest Bacteriology Stories
When you sit down to enjoy your turkey dinner this Thanksgiving, you can do so content in the knowledge that it will not only tickle your taste buds, but it could one day help save your life.
Promoting healthy gut microbiota, the bacteria that live in the intestine, can help treat or prevent metabolic syndrome, a combination of risk factors that increases a person’s risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
One of the most mysterious forms of life may turn out to be a rich and untapped source of antibacterial drugs.
A probiotic product that became an Internet sensation after published reports claimed that it could make a vagina smell like peaches does actually exist, but wasn’t invented by the two male bio-hackers originally believed to be responsible and doesn’t do what they claimed it would do.
Probiotic supplement helps maintain digestive health in dogs and cats Milford, IN (PRWEB) November 21, 2014 MLF Biotech, Inc.
From dessert at a fancy restaurant to a taxi across town, two people in a loving, passionate relationship might share many things and, according to a new study, they also probably share the same community of oral bacteria.
PARIS, November 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Collaboration to generate novel diagnostic products to support personalized therapies for
New research provides details on how gut bacteria turn a nutrient found in red meat into metabolites that increase the risk of developing heart disease.
By studying pairs of twins, scientists from King’s College London and Cornell University have discovered that genetic factors influence whether people are fat or thin based on the type of microbes that thrive in their bodies.
Probiotic Action released a statement in response to Dr. Travis J.
Staphylococcus epidermidis is one of thirty-three known species belonging to the genus Staphylococcus. It is part of our skin flora and can also be found in the mucous membranes and in animals. It is the most common species found in laboratory test due to contamination. It is not usually pathogenic; however, patients with a compromised immune system often risk infection. Infections can be both nosocomial and community acquired and are more of a threat to hospital patients. Hospitals carry...
Staphylococcus aureus is a facultative anaerobic gram-positive coccus, and is the most common cause of staph infections. It is commonly part of the skin flora found in the nose and on skin. Around 20% of the human population is long-term carriers. It gets its golden color due to its carotenoid pigment staphyloxanthin. The pigment acts as a virulence factor with an antioxidant action that allows the microbe to evade death by reactive oxygen species used by the host immune system. Staphylococci...
Salmonella enterica is a subspecies of Salmonella enterica, the rod shaped, flagellated, aerobic, Gram-negative bacterium. It is a member of the genus Salmonella and many of the pathogenic serovars of the S. enterica species are in this subspecies. Serovars can be designated fully or in a shortened form. The genus, Salmonella, is on the short form lists which are followed by the capitalized and non-italicized serovar. Each serovar can have many strains as well, which allows for a rapid...
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common bacterium that can cause disease in animals and humans. It can be found in soil, water, skin flora, and most man-made environments throughout the world. It thrives in normal or hypoxic atmospheres; due to this it has colonized many natural and artificial environments. It can infect animals with damaged tissue or people with reduced immunity. Symptoms are generalized inflammation and sepsis. It can be fatal if colonization occurs in critical body organs,...
Lactobacillus casei is a species of genus Lactobacillus found in the human intestine and mouth. Since it produces lactic acid it helps with the propagation of desirable bacteria. This species is documented to have a wide pH and temperature range. It also improves digestion and reduces lactose intolerance and constipation. Most often L. casei is industrial, specifically for diary production. L. Casei is the dominant species of non-starter lactic acid bacteria present in ripening Cheddar...
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