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Does bacteria control our appetite?

Our gut microbial community is not as stable as one might think. Our diet has a big impact on the type and amount of bacteria we have in our gut. Every time we eat, we are not only satisfying our nutritional needs, but we are... click to read more

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Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 30, 2023
Tuberculosis drug discovery: an in-house toxin blocks pathogenic bacterial growth

Infectious diseases rank among the greatest threats to human health. While the world stumbles through the current COVID-19 pandemic, a vast array of viral, fungal, parasitic, and bacterial pathogens continue to threaten people's lives. Before the rise of the pandemic, tuberculosis was the world's deadliest... click to read more

  • Yiming Cai | PhD Student at Laboratoire de Microbiologie et Génétique Moléculaires (LMGM), CNRS, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
  • Ben Usher | PhD Student at Department of Biosciences, Durham University, Durham, UK
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Reading time 3 min
published on Feb 26, 2021
Vaping and oral health: Cloudy with a chance of disease

In 2003, Hon Lik, a Chinese researcher patented an Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (also known as e-cigarettes), a battery-operated device that delivers a heated mixture of nicotine, glycerol (or propylene glycol), and flavor with each puff. 17 years later, these devices are available in over... click to read more

  • Sukirth M Ganesan | Assistant professor of periodontology at University of Iowa, The Ohio State University
  • Shareef M Dabdoub | Research Assistant Professor of periodontology at The Ohio State University
  • Purnima S Kumar | Professor of periodontology at The Ohio State University
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Reading time 3 min
published on Jan 25, 2021
Sleeping bacteria survive antibiotic treatment and hijack the host immune system

Since the 1940s, it has become easier to treat bacterial infections due to the discovery of antibiotics. These drugs work by corrupting active processes in bacteria, such as the ability to make DNA or proteins. By taking antibiotics when we are infected, we kill most... click to read more

  • Daphne Stapels | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Imperial College London, London, UK
  • Peter Hill | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Imperial College London, London, UK
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on May 6, 2019
Red in Tooth and Claw: another weapon against antibiotic resistance

Bacteria are an integral part of human life. These organisms are on your skin, in your mouth, your ears, and your gut. After birth, a diverse population is acquired by the age of three and remarkably the population is quite similar and just as diverse... click to read more

  • Nicholas A. Isley | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The Scripps Research Institute, BCC-483, 10550 N. Torrey Pines Rd. La Jolla, CA 92037
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Oct 3, 2017