In ironic twist, CRISPR system used to befuddle bacteria — ScienceDaily

Call it a CRISPR conundrum. Bacteria use CRISPR-Cas systems as adaptive immune systems to withstand attacks from enemies like viruses. These systems have been adapted by scientists to remove or…

A new weapon against antibiotic-resistant bacteria — ScienceDaily

The over-use of antibiotics has pushed bacteria to develop resistance mechanisms to this type of treatment. This phenomenon, known as antibiotic resistance, is now considered by the WHO as one…

Can gut bacteria cause rheumatoid arthritis? Bacterium may trigger the disease in those already at risk — ScienceDaily

Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have discovered that a unique bacteria found in the gut could be responsible for triggering rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in people already…

Attack on 2 fronts leads ocean bacteria to require carbon boost — ScienceDaily

The types of ocean bacteria known to absorb carbon dioxide from the air require more energy — in the form of carbon — and other resources when they’re simultaneously infected…

Scientists discover compound found in trees has potential to kill drug-resistant bacteria — ScienceDaily

Researchers have found a naturally occurring compound, known as hydroquinine, has bacterial killing activity against several microorganisms. Antimicrobial resistance has become one of the greatest threats to public health globally.…

Face masks are teeming with disease-causing bacteria and fungi – NaturalNews.com

(Natural News) Japanese researchers just published a paper in the journal Scientific Reports that deconstructs the false notion that face masks protect against infection and spread of the Wuhan coronavirus…

A probiotic bacteria strain in preemies seems to protect and strengthen the gut — ScienceDaily

Human breastmilk has long been considered “liquid gold” among clinicians treating premature infants in a newborn intensive care unit (NICU). Breastmilk-fed “preemies” are healthier, on average, than those fed formula.…

Sex-specific changes in the gut bacteria of lab rats treated with antibiotics — ScienceDaily

In a new study, researchers at Cedars-Sinai found that antibiotics have sex-specific effects on the gut microbiome makeup of male and female laboratory rats. The findings, published in the journal…

Hands-free system could effectively automate the treatment and removal of tooth-decay-causing bacteria and dental plaque, research shows — ScienceDaily

A shapeshifting robotic microswarm may one day act as a toothbrush, rinse, and dental floss in one. The technology, developed by a multidisciplinary team at the University of Pennsylvania, is…

IgG antibodies in breast milk help shape infants’ gut bacteria and immunity — ScienceDaily

Researchers have known for some time that maternal breast milk provides critical nutrients for newborns, and antibodies from mothers vaccinated against a specific disease-causing bacterium or virus can be transferred…