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November 29, 2014
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Enterhaken und Stacheldraht aus Treibhausgas: Ungewöhnliches mikrobielles Leben in der Tiefe

Das mikrobielle Leben in der Tiefe liefert einen wichtigen Beitrag zu biogeochemischen Vorgängen verschiedenster Ökosysteme. Ein Fenster in den Untergrund stellen tiefe Süßwasserquellen dar, die Mikroorganismen nach oben transportieren. Neben Bakterien finden sich darin auch sogenannte Archaeen. Diese Mikroorganismen bilden … Continue reading

August 23, 2014
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Bachnetzwerke regulieren mikrobielle Gemeinschaftsgefüge

Biofilme im Bachnetzwerk der Ybbs analysiert Ein interdisziplinäres Forschungsteam rund um den Limnologen Tom J. Battin von der Universität Wien zeigt erstmals, dass die Organisation mikrobieller Lebensgemeinschaften von der Organisation der Umwelt, in der die Mikroorganismen leben, beeinflusst wird. Die … Continue reading

August 10, 2013
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Even Bacteria Use Social Networks

Berkeley Lab scientists image cell-to-cell connections between soil microbes The next time your Facebook stream is filled with cat videos, think about Myxococcus xanthus.The single-cell soil bacterium also uses a social network. But forget silly distractions. M. xanthus relies on … Continue reading

January 31, 2013
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Synchrotron Infrared Unveils a Mysterious Microbial Community

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) … Continue reading

July 30, 2012
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Deadly E. coli Strain Decoded

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The secret to the deadly 2011 E. coli outbreak in Germany has been decoded, thanks to research conducted at Michigan State University. The deadliest E. coli outbreak ever, which caused 54 deaths and sickened more than … Continue reading

June 26, 2012
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Selenium Controls Staph on Implant Material

A coating of selenium nanoparticles significantly reduces the growth of Staphylococcus aureus on polycarbonate, a material common in implanted devices such as catheters and endotracheal tubes, engineers at Brown University report in a new study. PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — … Continue reading

February 20, 2012
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In The Mouth, Smoking Zaps Healthy Bacteria, Welcomes Pathogens

COLUMBUS, Ohio — According to a new study, smoking causes the body to turn against its own helpful bacteria, leaving smokers more vulnerable to disease. Despite the daily disturbance of brushing and flossing, the mouth of a healthy person contains … Continue reading

January 20, 2012
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What Bacteria Don’t Know Can Hurt Them

Many infections, even those caused by antibiotic-sensitive bacteria, resist treatment.  This paradox has vexed physicians for decades, and makes some infections impossible to cure. A key cause of this resistance is that bacteria become starved for nutrients during infection.  Starved … Continue reading