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Targeting toxin trafficking

Toxins produced by plants and bacteria pose a significant threat to humans, as emphasized by the recent effects of cucumber-borne Shiga toxin in Germany. Now, new research published on July 21st by the Cell Press journal ...

dateJul 21, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Bacteria use caffeine as food source

A new bacterium that uses caffeine for food has been discovered by a doctoral student at the University of Iowa. The bacterium uses newly discovered digestive enzymes to break down the caffeine, which allows it to live and ...

dateMay 24, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Electronic nose sniffs out bacteria

Early treatment of infection in burns patients is critical. A European consortium has designed a point-of-care instrument that can identify types of bacteria from the tiny amounts of volatile gases they emit.

dateSep 06, 2010 in Analytical Chemistry
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Frugal microbes reduce the cost of proteins

Bacteria tend to be more frugal when constructing proteins for use outside of the cell versus internally, saving their energy for synthesizing compounds that can be recycled, according to research published in the current ...

dateSep 01, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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