Archive: 07/27/2007

How bacteria evolve into superbugs

Researchers at McGill and Oxford Universities have applied ecological and evolutionary theory to demonstrate how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics in hospitals.

Jul 27, 2007 3.4 / 5 (18) 0

Two bacteria better than one in cellulose-fed fuel cell

No currently known bacteria that allow termites and cows to digest cellulose, can power a microbial fuel cell and those bacteria that can produce electrical current cannot eat cellulose. But careful pairing of bacteria can ...

Jul 27, 2007 4.4 / 5 (20) 0

A new brake on cellular energy production discovered

A condition that has to be met for the body to be able to keep warm, move and even survive is that the mitochondria - the cells' power stations - release the right amounts of energy. Scientists at Karolinska Institutet have ...

Jul 27, 2007 4.3 / 5 (7) 0