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Ancient genetic material from caries bacterium obtained for the first time

A UAB research concludes that the Streptococcus mutans, one of the principal bacteria causing dental caries, has increased the changes in its ...

Communication between Bacteria from Nostril/Skin Microbiome Can Influence Pathogen Behavior

CAMBRIDGE, Mass — A team of scientists has made an important discovery about the molecular interactions that occur between generally ...

Malaria vaccine could be based on boosting antibody response

Professor Andrew Taylor-Robinson (third from right) with other invited speakers for the 'Immunology and Vaccination' symposium during 'Beating Malaria 2014'. ... Full story

Mycobacteria metabolism discovery may pave way for new TB drugs

Professor Greg Cook and Dr Chris Greening are among an international team unravelling the mystery of why mycobacteria – a family that includes the microbe that causes TB – are extraordinarily hardy organisms. ... Full story

Fewer Deer may Mean Less Lyme Disease

Annapolis, MD; – Since white-tailed deer serve as the primary host for the adult blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) — the vector for Lyme disease — scientists have wondered whether reducing the number of deer in a given area would also mean fewer cases of Lyme disease. Now, after a 13-year study was conducted, researchers in Connecticut have found that reduced deer populations can indeed lead to a reduction in Lyme disease cases. ... Full story

Researchers from the UPC, the CSIC and the University of Glasgow prove the effectiveness of a new drug against malaria using synchrotron light

Researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC), the Instituto de Química Mèdica (IQM-CSIC) and the University of Glasgow have proved that the CD27 drug is a true alternative against malaria. They have analysed the crystalline structure of the DNA with the drug by performing X-ray diffraction experiments at the ALBA synchrotron. ... Full story

Bacteria swim with bodies and flagella

Using a new technique to track the swimming motion of a single bacterium, researchers have discovered that the movement of the bacterium’s body — not just thrust from the flagellum — allow movement through fluids. The finding could shed new light on the evolution of cell body shape. ... Full story

Risk of antibiotic overuse in aged care settings

Antibiotics are being overused in residential aged care facilities (RACFs), and more integrated efforts to improve antibiotic prescribing practices need to be introduced, researchers say. ... Full story

Waterborne Amoeba Rare but Deadly

MANHASSET—The deadly amoeba that killed a 9-year-old Kansas girl this week, while incredibly lethal, is actually very rare and hard to contract, a New York doctor says. ... Full story

New research shows meningitis in babies unchanged in 25 years

New research by Professor Paul Heath funded by Meningitis Research Foundation has shown that the burden of meningitis in babies under three months of age has changed little in the past 25 years. ... Full story

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