Tag Archives: Bacteria

Streptococcus pneumoniae causes cardiac lesions

Streptococcus pneumoniae causes lesions in the heart. Continue reading

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What’s the diference between cow TB and human TB?

Why do some stains of TB cause disease in humans and others don’t? Continue reading

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If I have seen further than others it is because I have a bloody big microscope

Advanced microscopy has emerged as a powerful tool in microbiology. Here’s why. Continue reading

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Bacteriophage behavioral ecology: How phages alter their host’s habits

Bacteriophages direct many aspects of bacterial behaviour. Continue reading

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Typhoid: Engage Cloaking Mechanism

Why do some strains of Salmonella gauss gastoenteritis while closely-related organisms cause thyphoid? Continue reading

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Mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia more likely to transmit West Nile virus

Mosquitoes infected with the bacteria Wolbachia are more likely to become infected with West Nile virus and to transmit the virus to humans. Continue reading

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Honing in on enteric fever

The use of metabolomics could lead to improved diagnostics for enteric fever. Continue reading

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Antibiotics – let's clean up our act

Are antibiotic residues is sewage a risk to human health and the environment? Continue reading

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New Broad-Spectrum Peptide Antibiotic Targets Biofilms

A new peptide antibiotic suggests a new strategy in the fight against bacterial infections. Continue reading

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