Latest Biofilm Stories
Bacterial genes that make urine less acidic could be good targets to prevent catheter blockage.
In a surprising new study, researchers using image-analysis methods similar to those employed in facial-recognition software have made a startling discovery that rules out the two main theories scientists had created to explain how bacteria self-organize into multicellular aggregate mounds.
Today, during the 89th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 40th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 35th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, lead researcher F. Cheni will hold an oral presentation on a research study titled "Biodegradable Tooth-binding Micelles Inhibit Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) Biofilm Growth."
Insufficient cleaning could allow build-up of microbes on orthodontic retainers, researchers at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute have found.
Agile Sciencesâ€™ pharmaceutical compounds to be assessed for efficacy against bacterial isolates from cystic fibrosis patients. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 11, 2011 Agile Sciences has been awarded a $75,000 grant from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation which will facilitate testing of the companyâ€™s lead pharmaceutical compounds toward bacterial isolates from cystic fibrosis patients.
VISTA, Calif., Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the cramped conditions and unflattering fluorescent lights, the typical office space can be a hotbed for meeting your significant other.
Like people in cities, microbes often live in complex communities that contain many different microbial types.
Scientists have discovered a new way to attack dangerous pathogens, marking a hopeful next step in the ever-escalating battle between man and microbe.
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nationally-acclaimed researcher and award-winning author Dr. Cynthia C.
40 percent to 60 percent of all cooling water systems tested contain Legionella--the bacterium that causes Legionnaires' disease.
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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