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2010-05-14 11:39:49

Members of a population of identical cells often "choose" different fates, even though they exist in identical conditions. The difference may rest with the "hidden variables" within the cells, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in a report that appears in the current issue of the journal Cell. That finding, tested in bacterial cells of Escherichia coli infected with viruses called bacteriophage lambda, challenges the commonly held belief that the differences in fate rest with...

2009-10-05 06:10:00

Researchers have developed a new method for studying bacterial swimming, one that allows them to trap Escherichia coli bacteria and modify the microbes' environment without hindering the way they move. The new approach, described this month in Nature Methods, uses optical traps, microfluidic chambers and fluorescence to get an improved picture of how E. coli get around. The microfluidic chambers provide a controlled environment in which the bacteria swim, and allow the researchers to...

2009-10-04 15:30:13

Professors at the University of Illinois in Champaign say they have discovered a way to better study the bacterial swimming of E. coli. University of Illinois physics professor Yann Chemla said in a release from the university Sunday by using optical traps, microfluidic chambers and fluorescence, he and physics professor Ido Golding were able to better track the behavior of bacteria cells. Using lasers in the optical traps, the researchers were able to keep individual bacteria cells...