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May 31, 2014
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Plants Send Out Signals Attracting Harmful Bacteria, MU Study Finds

Findings could lead to natural bacterial anti-infectives in food-producing plants COLUMBIA, Mo. – When bacteria attack plants, they often inject harmful proteins into the host plants’ cells to weaken and suppress natural defenses. However, in some plants, bacteria attack once … Continue reading

July 15, 2012
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Copper Kills Harmful Bacteria, UA Researchers Find

Copper alloys may make more hygienic cooking surfaces than stainless steel, according to a recent study by Sadhana Ravishankar of the UA department of veterinary science and microbiology. Her lab group discovered that copper alloys have antimicrobial effects against the … 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 25, 2011
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Like Humans, Amoebae Pack a Lunch Before They Travel

*Amoebae increase survival odds through rudimentary form of agriculture; finding has implications for human diseases* Some amoebae do what many people do. Before they travel, they pack a lunch. In results of a study reported in the journal Nature, evolutionary biologists Joan … Continue reading