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2013-05-05 23:03:54

Wound Rinse Removes Bacteria and Biofilms and Enhances Healing Claremont CA (PRWEB) May 05, 2013 Removing embedded bacteria from biofilms in wounds remains a challenge to doctors and caregivers. Likewise, veterinarians face similar challenges treating their zoo patients. Synedgen will report compelling data on new treatments against wound biofilms at a poster session at the 113th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology (asm2013) on May 18-21, 2013, at the Colorado...

2013-04-12 16:09:35

Newcastle University scientists have revealed the mechanism that causes a slime to form, making bacteria hard to shift and resistant to antibiotics. When under threat, some bacteria can shield themselves in a slimy protective layer, known as a biofilm. It is made up of communities of bacteria held together to protect themselves from attack. Biofilms cause dental plaque and sinusitis; in healthcare, biofilms can lead to life threatening and difficult to treat infections, particularly on...

Salmonella Can Survive Even In Dry Conditions
2013-04-12 05:22:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Groups of microorganisms known as biofilms, which cling to surfaces and build protective coatings, have helped make the human pathogen Salmonella more resistant to the protective measures that could help prevent outbreaks from occurring, researchers from Virginia Tech claim in a new study. Salmonella bacteria, which the CDC reports causes over one million Americans to fall ill each year, has become more resistant to...

Role That Flagellum Plays In Helping E. Coli Colonize Rough Surfaces Revealed
2013-04-11 13:06:15

Harvard University New research from Harvard University helps to explain how waterborne bacteria can colonize rough surfaces–even those that have been designed to resist water. A team of materials scientists and microbiologists studied the gut bacterium Escherichia coli, which has many flagella that stick out in all directions. The researchers found that these tails can act as biological grappling hooks, reaching far into nanoscale crevices and latching the bacteria in place....

Streams Polluted By Pharmaceutical Waste
2013-04-01 20:45:13

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers wrote in the journal Ecological Applications that pharmaceuticals commonly found in the environment are disrupting streams. The latest research highlights the ecological cost of pharmaceutical waste and the need for more research into environmental impacts. "Pharmaceutical pollution is now detected in waters throughout the world. Causes include aging infrastructure, sewage overflows, and agricultural runoff," said...

2013-03-04 11:04:35

A new study has exam­ined how bac­te­ria clog med­ical devices, and the result isn´t pretty. The microbes join to cre­ate slimy rib­bons that tan­gle and trap other pass­ing bac­te­ria, cre­at­ing a full block­age in a star­tlingly short period of time. The find­ing could help shape strate­gies for pre­vent­ing clog­ging of devices such as stents – which are implanted in the body to keep open blood...

Seaweed Bacteria Treats Sinusitis
2013-02-19 21:28:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online By studying a common marine bacterium, a team of international scientists may have found an important treatment for chronic sinusitis, a condition that plagues millions of people every year. Led by researchers from Newcastle University, the team isolated an enzyme from Bacillus licheniformis, a bacterium found on the surface of seaweed capable of dispersing the extracellular DNA in biofilms that protect the bacteria responsible...

2013-02-06 15:59:57

In their natural environment bacteria develop by forming communities of micro-organisms called biofilms that afford them greater resistance. These biofilms on farms and premises where food is processed lead to considerable economic losses besides being a potential source of contamination and transmission of the pathogen. In her PhD thesis,VioletaZorraquino-Salvo has studied a specific protein type that activates the formation of biofilm in Salmonella and regulates bacterial...


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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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