News tagged with pathogenic bacterium

How probiotics can prevent disease

Using probiotics successfully against a number of animal diseases has helped scientists from University College Cork, Ireland to understand some of the ways in which they work, which could lead to them using probiotics to ...

dateApr 02, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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Houseplant pest gives clue to potential new anthrax treatment

Researchers at the University of Warwick have found how a citric acid-based Achilles heel used by a pathogen that attacks the popular African Violet house plant could be exploited not just to save African Violets but also ...

dateFeb 24, 2009 in
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Engineered bacterium churns out two new key antibiotics

( -- In recent years, scientists have isolated two potent natural antibiotics — platensimycin and platencin — that are highly effective against bacterial infection, including those caused by the most dreaded ...

dateFeb 18, 2009 in
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