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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...

2013-01-23 10:17:53

Children with eczema have a more diverse set of bacteria in their guts than non affected children, finds a new study in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Microbiology. The types of bacteria present were also more typical of adult gut microbes than for toddlers without eczema. Eczema is a chronic inflammation of the epidermis. The gut bacteria of children with or without eczema was examined when they were six and 18 months old. At six months all the infants had the same types of...

Mysterious Microbial Community Unveiled Using Infrared Spectromicroscopy
2013-01-22 09:45:35

DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab scientists join an international collaboration to understand how archaea and bacteria work together deep in a cold sulfur spring In the fall of 2010, Hoi-Ying Holman of the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) was approached by an international team researching a mysterious microbial community discovered deep in cold sulfur springs in southern Germany. "They told me what they were doing...

2012-12-14 05:03:29

Eldon James Corporation — a leading, U.S. based manufacturer of plastic tubing and fittings, announced a major breakthrough for the beer and beverage industry. After months of testing by a renowned third party food and beverage research facility, it was concluded that the unique properties of Eldon James´ FlexeleneTM Silver Tubing help eliminate beverage spoiling bacteria without affecting taste. Denver, CO (PRWEB) December 13, 2012 A significant challenge for the beverage...

New Genetic Fingerprint Resides In Your Belly
2012-12-06 12:35:08

Washington University School of Medicine Our bodies contain far more microbial genes than human genes. And a new study suggests that just as human DNA varies from person to person, so too does the massive collection of microbial DNA in the intestine. The research is the first to catalog the genetic variation of microbes that live in the gut, where they extract nutrients from food, synthesize vitamins, protect against infections, and produce compounds that naturally reduce inflammation....

Algae Held Captive And Their Genes Stolen In Crime Of Evolution
2012-11-28 15:38:41

University of Melbourne Microscopic animals held algae captive and stole their genes for energy production, thereby evolving into a new and more powerful species many millions of years ago reveals a new study published today in the journal Nature. The results reveal a 'missing link' in evolution because the tiny animal thieves (protozoa) couldn't completely hide all evidence of the captive algae, and have been effectively frozen in time and caught in the act by genetic sequencing....

2012-10-09 04:03:03

Dr. Daryl Paulson, President of BioScience Laboratories encourages Biofilm Students to diversify in order to be successful on the workforce. Bozeman, Montana (PRWEB) October 08, 2012 In today´s uncertain economic climate, college students are eager for advice to help them stand out and procure employment upon graduation. On Thursday, October 4, Dr. Daryl Paulson, President of Bioscience Laboratories, gave his expert guidance to a classroom full of Montana State University, Center for...

2012-10-04 23:00:57

BioScience Laboratories, Inc. (BSLI) is working in conjunction with the Center for Biofilm Engineering on the Campus of Montana State University, validating a method for killing biofilms grown on hard non-porous surfaces. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) October 03, 2012 BioScience Laboratories, Inc. (BSLI) is working in conjunction with the Center for Biofilm Engineering on the Campus of Montana State University, validating a method for killing biofilms grown on hard non-porous surfaces. BioScience...


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