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Turbulence in bacterial cultures

Cultures of motile bacteria exhibit swirling patterns with a high level of self-organization that are reminiscent of classical turbulence. However, to describe ...

Penn Researchers Discover Why E. coli Move Faster in Syrup-like Fluids Than in Water

Swimming in a pool of syrup would be difficult for most people, but for bacteria like E. coli, it’s easier than swimming ...

Researchers assess use of drug-susceptible parasites to fight drug resistance

Andrew Park, an associate professor in the Odum School of Ecology and College of Veterinary Medicine, spent his childhood writing computer programs. ... Full story

Scientists discover the secret behind the power of bacterial sex

Migration between different communities of bacteria is the key to the type of gene transfer that can lead to the spread of traits such as antibiotic resistance, according to researchers at Oxford University. ... Full story

Ancient viral molecules essential for human development

Genetic residue from ancient viral infections has been repurposed to play a vital role in acquiring pluripotency, the developmental state that allows a fertilized human egg to become all the cells in the body. ... Full story

Tuberculosis: Daily antibiotics recommended to prevent resistant strains

An artist’s rendering of drug resistant tuberculosis. Image credit: BioQuell UK Ltd.An artist’s rendering of drug resistant tuberculosis. Image credit: BioQuell UK Ltd.ANN ARBOR—A computer model of tuberculosis has shown that approved treatments prescribing antibiotic doses once or twice a week are more likely to lead to drug resistant strains than are daily antibiotic regimens. ... Full story

Scripps Florida Scientists Reveal Potential Treatment for Life-Threatening Viral Infections

The Findings Point to New Therapies for Dengue, West Nile and Ebola ... Full story

Mucus – the first line of defence

White and red blood cells. ... Full story

Antibiotics on our plates 'could lead to health catastrophe'

Two medical experts from The University of Queensland are urging China to curb its use of antibiotics in animals to avoid what could be a ‘major health catastrophe’ for humans. ... Full story

Sepsis Survivor

Carol Fowler Durham, a nurse educator at the UNC School of Nursing, nearly died from septic shock. Today she shares her experiences with audiences around the country and serves as an important weapon for UNC Medical Center’s implementation of Code Sepsis. ... Full story

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