Stick insect found to harbor antibacterial microbes in its gut
Printing silver onto fibers could pave the way for flexible, wearable electronics
A new technique for depositing silver onto clothing fibres could open up huge opportunities in wearable electronics.
Chlamydia promotes gene mutations
Chlamydia trachomatis is a human pathogen that is the leading cause of bacterial sexually transmitted disease worldwide with more than 90 million new cases of genital infections occurring each year. About ...
Attacking MRSA with metals from antibacterial clays
In the race to protect society from infectious microbes, the bugs are outrunning us. The need for new therapeutic agents is acute, given the emergence of novel pathogens as well as old foes bearing heightened antibiotic resistance.
Optimizing nanoparticles for commercial applications
Nanoparticles are used in many commercial products catalysts to cosmetics. A review published today in the Science and Technology of Advanced Materials by researchers in Sweden and Spain describes recent ...
Fighting bacteria with a new genre of antibodies
In an advance toward coping with bacteria that shrug off existing antibiotics and sterilization methods, scientists are reporting development of a new family of selective antimicrobial agents that do not ...
Investigating the environmental impact of nanosilver
When it comes to materials used in the fight against bacteria, silver may not be the first substance which comes to mind. However, the precious metal has been used in the medical industry as a biocide - a ...
Revealing the weapons by which bacteria fight each other
A new study which was performed jointly at Umea University and the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, discovered that bacteria can degrade the cell membrane of bacterial competitors with enzymes that do not harm their ...
Antibacterial protein's molecular workings revealed
(Phys.org)—On the front lines of our defenses against bacteria is the protein calprotectin, which "starves" invading pathogens of metal nutrients.
Antibacterial agent used in common soaps found in increasing amounts in freshwater lakes
When people wash their hands with antibacterial soap, most don't think about where the chemicals contained in that soap end up. University of Minnesota engineering researchers do.
Study quantifies the size of holes antibacterials create in cell walls to kill bacteria
Researchers recently created a biophysical model of the response of a Gram-positive bacterium to the formation of a hole in its cell wall, then used experimental measurements to validate the theory, which ...
Researchers discover wasp larva disinfect their food before eating
New type of bacterial protection found within cells
UC Irvine biologists have discovered that fats within cells store a class of proteins with potent antibacterial activity, revealing a previously unknown type of immune system response that targets and kills bacterial infections.
Innovative medical textiles eliminates bacteria
Scientists at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech (UPC) in Spain have succeeded in eliminating infectious bacteria from medical textiles by using an enzymatic pre-treatment combined with ...