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Bacteria are among the simplest organisms in nature, but many of them can still talk to each other, using a chemical "language" that is critical to the process of infection.
The discovery of how bacteria communicate may lead to new types of antibiotics and ways of improving actions of good bacteria.
SAN DIEGO, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SRNE) today announced that it has received an Advanced Technology Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Scientists are reporting success in a first attempt to silence the biochemical conversations that disease-causing bacteria use to marshal their forces and cause infections.
Clark School's Nanofactories Could Be Next Big Step in Antimicrobial Treatment COLLEGE PARK, Md., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research at the A.
Researchers at UC San Diego who last year genetically engineered bacteria to keep track of time by turning on and off fluorescent proteins within their cells have taken another step toward the construction of a programmable genetic sensor.
Drug-resistant hospital bacteria could be inactivated at their outset.
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen and the Technical University of Denmark along with other collaborators in Denmark and the US found that the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa can 'switch on' production of molecules that kill white blood cells â€“ preventing the bacteria being eliminated by the body's immune system.
Certainly there is strength in numbers, but only if those numbers can effectively communicate with one another.
Infections of wounds, pneumonia, etc. in hospitals in particular are often caused by bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
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