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Personality and mood swings in bacteria

Bacteria can control where they go using a signaling network of protein molecules. Scientists at AMOLF have developed a microscopy method that allows them to see how individual bacteria use this network to make decisions. ...

dateDec 12, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Teaching antibiotics to be more effective killers

Research from the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests bond duration, not bond tightness, may be the most important differentiator between antibiotics that kill bacteria and antibiotics that only stop bacterial growth.

dateDec 12, 2017 in Biochemistry
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Too many nutrients make microbes less responsive

Bacteria in lakes play a key role in maintaining water quality by absorbing excess nitrogen and phosphorus. They also help store carbon, which has implications for our climate. But, as it turns out, their ability to do these ...

dateDec 11, 2017 in Environment
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Go with the flow (or against it)

Queen's University researchers are using magnetic fields to influence a specific type of bacteria to swim against strong currents, opening up the potential of using the microscopic organisms for drug delivery in environments ...

dateDec 06, 2017 in Nanophysics
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Virtual reality for bacteria

Scientists at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) have managed to control the behavior of individual bacteria by connecting them to a computer. The interdisciplinary team including experimental biologist ...

dateDec 04, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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