Latest Endospore Stories
In order to avoid potential microbial contamination while searching for signs of microbial life on other planets, research from the International Space Station is being used to analyze the risks of accidentally transporting organisms from Earth into outer space.
Grime Busters and Amazing! NOK OUT™ is on a mission to educate consumers and eradicate disease-causing organisms.
A new disinfectant, Akwaton, that works at extremely low concentrations could be used in healthcare settings to help control persistent hospital-acquired infections such as Clostridium difficile.
The latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS') award-winning Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions podcast series describes a simple, inexpensive dip-and-dry treatment can convert ordinary silk into a fabric that kills disease-causing bacteria — even the armor-coated spores of microbes like anthrax — in minutes.
To keep soldiers in the battlefield healthy, the U.S. Army is exploring new ways to detect harmful bacteria in water.
Bacterial spores, the most resistant organisms on earth, carry an extra coating of protection previously undetected, a team of microbiologists reports in the latest issue of the journal Current Biology.
WASHINGTON, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- It has been nine years since the 2001 anthrax attacks sickened twenty-three people and killed five. Since that time, the U.S.
Researchers fail to find that TB cells form spores and go dormant.
Got food poisoning? The cause might be bacterial spores, en extremely hardy survival form of bacteria, a nightmare for health care and the food industry and an enigma for scientists.
Bacillus subtilis, also known as hay bacillus or grass bacillus, is a Gram-positive, catalase-positive bacterium commonly found in soil. It is rod-shaped and a member of the genus Bacillus. It also has the ability to form a tough, protective endospore, allowing the organism to tolerate extreme environmental conditions. B. subtilis has historically been classified as an obligate aerobe, though recent research has proven this to not be strictly correct. It is not a human pathogen although...
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