News tagged with microbes

The difficult question of Clostridium difficile

The bacterium Clostridium difficile causes antibiotic-related diarrhoea and is a growing problem in the hospital environment and elsewhere in the community. Understanding how the microbe colonises the human gut when other ...

dateAug 19, 2014 in Biochemistry
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Surviving the attack of killer microbes

The ability to find food and avoid predation dictates whether most organisms live to spread their genes to the next generation or die trying. But for some species of microbe, a unique virus changes the rules of the game. ...

dateAug 19, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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New discovery: Microbes create dripstones

According to new research humble, microscopic organisms can create dripstones in caves. This illustrates how biological life can influence the formation of Earth's geology - and the same may be happening right now on other ...

dateAug 18, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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