News tagged with biofilm

Bacteria are wishing you a Merry Xmas

A bacterium has been used to wish people a Merry Xmas. Grown by Dr Munehiro Asally, an Assistant Professor at the University of Warwick, the letters used to spell MERRY XMAS are made of Bacillus subtilis, a non-pathogenic ...

dateDec 22, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Key to pathogenic slime uncovered

(Phys.org) —Dental plaque, the sludge in hot springs and black slime inside of toilets are all examples of biofilms, made of slick communities of bacteria that also play roles in many diseases.

dateSep 03, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Self-assembling protein nets

The ability to construct biological matter from the molecule up holds promise for technologies that are set to shape our future. Synthetic biology, regenerative medicine and advanced materials are just a few of such technologies ...

dateMay 23, 2014 in Biochemistry
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