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2014-02-20 23:03:13

Slime-like substance on skin’s surface to blame for itchy skin condition. Philadelphia (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 An estimated 30 million Americans

Garlic Substance Can Help Give Antibiotics A Boost When Fighting Resistant Bacteria
2014-02-19 03:57:45

A substance found in garlic can help combat even the most aggressive and treatment-resistant strains of bacteria, a doctoral candidate from the University of Copenhagen has discovered as part of a PhD thesis.

New Insights Into How Biofilms Form Provided By CMOS Technology
2014-02-11 11:52:58

Research team has demonstrated that integrated circuit technology, the basis of modern computers and communications devices, can be used for a most unusual application—the study of signaling in bacterial colonies.

Infectious Pathogens Higher In Water From Hospital Water Taps With Aerators
2014-01-22 07:30:15

A new study finds that infectious pathogen levels are higher in water obtained from hospital water taps with aerators than water from deeper in the plumbing system.

Bacterial 'Syringe' Necessary For Development Of Marine Animals
2014-01-15 08:43:59

If you've ever slipped on a slimy wet rock at the beach, you have bacteria to thank. Those bacteria, nestled in a supportive extracellular matrix, form bacterial biofilms—often slimy substances that cling to wet surfaces. For some marine organisms—like corals, sea urchins, and tubeworms—these biofilms serve a vital purpose, flagging suitable homes for such organisms and actually aiding the transformation of larvae to adults.

Marine Tubeworms Need A Push To Transition From Larvae State
2014-01-10 10:03:52

A common problem at Pearl Harbor, biofouling affects harbors around the world. It's the process by which barnacles, muscles, oysters, and tubeworms accumulate on the bottom of boats and other surfaces.

2014-01-07 23:04:13

The Salt Institute highlights new research from Arizona State University. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 New research by the

Study Shows Genetically Identical Bacteria Can Behave In Entirely Different Ways
2014-01-02 15:32:39

Although a population of bacteria may be genetically identical, individual bacteria within that population can act in radically different ways.

Dangerous Bacteria Persists On Daycare Surfaces Far Longer Than Previously Believed
2013-12-27 04:27:48

Two types of Streptococcus bacteria responsible for many sore throats and other, more serious infections persist on surfaces far longer than previously believed, according to new research appearing in Thursday’s edition of the journal Infection and Immunity.

Why Some Wound Infections Become Chronic Explained By Researchers
2013-12-18 12:50:39

UC Riverside's Manuela Martins-Green shows how decreasing levels of 'reactive oxygen species' can break cycle of unhealing wounds


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2011-04-25 21:18:54

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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