Revealed: How bacteria drill into our cells and kill them
A team of scientists has revealed how certain harmful bacteria drill into our cells to kill them. Their study shows how bacterial 'nanodrills' assemble themselves on the outer surfaces of our cells, and includes the first ...
Proposed rule for farms aims to improve Lake Erie
Ohio's lawmakers are moving toward taking on the algae that has plagued Lake Erie in recent years.
Toxin targets discovered
Research that provides a new understanding of how bacterial toxins target human cells is set to have major implications for the development of novel drugs and treatment strategies.
Animals steal defenses from bacteria: Microbe toxin genes have jumped to ticks, mites and other animals
It's a dog eat dog world, and bacteria have been living in it for a long time. It's of no surprise that bacteria have a sophisticated arsenal to compete with each other for valuable resources in the environment. ...
Toxic algae blooms cause illness, death in dogs
Dogs are known to play, swim and lap up water in lakes and ponds, but these simple joys can lead to illness and even fatal poisoning when harmful algae blooms muck up the water.
A possible alternative to antibiotics
Scientists from the University of Bern have developed a novel substance for the treatment of severe bacterial infections without antibiotics, which would prevent the development of antibiotic resistance.
Early warning system for fish farmers
A novel autonomous biosensor may help scientists to detect environmental hazards in the sea at an early stage. But applying such approach to the marine environment is a huge challenge.
Chemists recruit anthrax to deliver cancer drugs
Bacillus anthracis bacteria have very efficient machinery for injecting toxic proteins into cells, leading to the potentially deadly infection known as anthrax. A team of MIT researchers has now hijacked ...
After Toledo water scare, states ask EPA for help
Algae outbreaks like the one that contaminated the drinking water in Ohio's fourth-largest city a month ago aren't a concern just along Lake Erie.
Lavender farmers rebel against EU chemical rules
The sweet smell of lavender is tinged with bitterness this year in the south of France, as farmers who harvest the flower protest European regulations linking the plant to chemical toxins.
Blowfly maggots provide physical evidence for forensic cases
Estimation of the post mortem interval (PMI) is one of the most crucial matters in autopsies and entomological specimens have been widely used to determine PMI after 72 hours of death. This is done using ...
Massive 'Florida red tide' is now 90 miles long and 60 miles wide
There's a massive red tide blooming off the coast of southwestern Florida and it appears to be growing.
Ohio water crisis: Threat isn't going away soon
The worry over another water emergency along Lake Erie is far from over.
Potent spider toxin 'electrocutes' German, not American, cockroaches
Using spider toxins to study the proteins that let nerve cells send out electrical signals, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have stumbled upon a biological tactic that may offer a new way to protect crops ...