News tagged with mucus

High-angle helix helps bacteria swim

( —A high-angle helix helps microorganisms like sperm and bacteria swim through mucus and other viscoelastic fluids, according to a new study by researchers from Brown University and the University of Wisconsin. ...

dateAug 13, 2013 in General Physics
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Fighting bacteria with mucus

Slimy layers of bacterial growth, known as biofilms, pose a significant hazard in industrial and medical settings. Once established, biofilms are very difficult to remove, and a great deal of research has gone into figuring ...

dateNov 08, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Naked mole-rats may hold clues to pain relief

Naked mole-rats evolved to thrive in an acidic environment that other mammals, including humans, would find intolerable. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago report new findings as to how these rodents have ...

dateSep 22, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Biodegradable nanoparticles slip through mucus

( -- Researchers at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) have created biodegradable, ultra tiny, nanosized particles that can easily slip through the body's sticky and viscous mucus secretions to deliver a sustained-release ...

dateJul 05, 2012 in Bio & Medicine
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