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Bacteria navigate on surfaces using a 'sense of touch'

Many disease-causing bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa crawl on surfaces through a walk-like motility known as "twitching." Nanometers-wide filaments called type IV pili are known to power twitching, but scientists ...

Pathogenic bacteria rendered almost harmless

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogenic bacterium present in many ecological niches, such as plant roots, stagnant water or even the pipes of our homes. Naturally very versatile, it can cause acute and chronic ...

Coordination polymers with up to 99.99% antibacterial efficiency

An RUDN University chemist with his colleagues from Portugal has developed two types of coating based on new coordination polymers with silver. Both compounds were successfully tested against four common pathogens. The results ...

Bacteria use enzymes to defuse the immune system

These enzymes are of use to bacteria in two very different ways: to obtain food and to protect them from your body's immune system. Dr. Fatemeh Askarian at NMBU has discovered that these enzymes promote the ability of multi-drug ...

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