Latest Biofilm Stories
The discovery of a fundamental, previously unknown property of microbial nanowires in the bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens that allows electron transport across long distances could revolutionize nanotechnology and bioelectronics.
Many medical devices, ranging from artificial hip joints to dentures and catheters, can come with unwelcome guests â€“ complex communities of microbial pathogens called biofilms that are resistant to the human immune system and antibiotics, thus proving a serious threat to human health. However, researchers may have a new way of looking at biofilms.
A revolutionary biodegradable pellet which slowly releases antibiotics into the middle ear could transform the lives of thousands of children who suffer from glue ear.
Jacinta Conrad, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston, likens her research into how bacteria move to "tracking bright spots on a dark background."
Pseudomonas aeruginosa targets opponents' cell walls and immunizes itself against its own weapons.
Bacteria use various appendages to move across surfaces prior to forming multicellular bacterial biofilms.
PITTSBURGH, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University's Kelvin B. Gregory and Philip R. LeDuc have created the world's smallest fuel cell powered by bacteria.
MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Insmed Incorporated (Nasdaq CM: INSM), a biopharmaceutical company, today announced positive data through six treatment cycles (72 weeks total duration) of its Phase 2 clinical trial program for ARIKACEÂ® (liposomal amikacin for inhalation) in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with Pseudomonas lung infections.
CLEVELAND, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oasis Consumer Healthcare, makers of leading oral health products, today announced the launch of Oasis Age Essential (www.AgeEssential.com), the first over-the-counter, clinical-strength formula designed to support the changing mouth conditions of older adults, ages 50 years+. Age Essential is a daily care, alcohol-free mouthwash, specifically designed for the oral health needs of Baby Boomers and older Americans.
Wound Rinse Removes Bacteria and Biofilms Without Damaging Tissue (PRWEB) May 20, 2011 Synedgen will report recent data from its studies of a new wound rinse at a poster session May 23 at ASM 2011, the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in New Orleans.
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,...
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