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Southern soils mitigate manure microbes

That swine manure sprayed on to fields adds valuable nutrients to the soil is well known. But what is not known is whether all that manure is bringing harmful bacteria with it.

dateSep 10, 2010 in Environment
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Preventing cells from getting the kinks out of DNA

(PhysOrg.com) -- Many standard antibiotics and anti-cancer drugs block the enzymes that snip the kinks and knots out of DNA -DNA tangles are lethal to cells - but the drugs are increasingly encountering resistant bacteria ...

dateMay 21, 2010 in Biochemistry
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'Arms Race' Targets MRSA

(PhysOrg.com) -- Amy Anderson and Dennis Wright, both associate professors of medicinal chemistry in the School of Pharmacy, are fighting a small, but potent enemy - methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, ...

dateApr 28, 2010 in Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes
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Bile sends mixed signals to E. coli

Bile secretions in the small intestine send signals to disease-causing gut bacteria allowing them to change their behaviour to maximise their chances of surviving, says Dr Steve Hamner, presenting his work ...

dateMar 30, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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US Marshals seize sanitizer for bacteria problems

(AP) -- Officers with the U.S. Marshals Service have seized all skin sanitizers and skin protectants, including ingredients and components, at Clarcon Biological Chemistry Laboratory's facility in Roy, Utah, the Food and ...

dateAug 02, 2009 in Health
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Keeping harmful bacteria from progressing

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from the University of Wyoming and an institute in Germany have completed a project that, for the first time, has identified how sunlight changes activity of a particular class of proteins called ...

dateJul 08, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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