News tagged with bacterial cells

Bacterial security agents go rogue

CRISPR, a system of genes that bacteria use to defend themselves against viruses, has been found to be involved in helping some bacteria evade the mammalian immune system. The results are scheduled for publication Sunday, ...

Apr 14, 2013 5 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Pining for a beetle genome

The sequencing and assembly of the genome of the mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae, is published online this week in Genome Biology. The species is native to North America, where it is current ...

Mar 26, 2013 not rated yet 0

Antibiotics are unique assassins

In recent years, a body of publications in the microbiology field has challenged all previous knowledge of how antibiotics kill bacteria. "A slew of papers came out studying this phenomenon, suggesting that ...

Mar 11, 2013 4.6 / 5 (5) 2 | with audio podcast

Eco-safe antibacterial fibre discovered

(Phys.org)—Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm have discovered an antibacterial polymer that can be used in everyday products such as sportswear, diapers and bandages, without causing resistant ...

Feb 14, 2013 not rated yet 0