Tag Archives: Bacteria

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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CRISPRs and bacterial pathogenesis

CRISPR-Cas systems have taken microbiology by storm in the last few years. Continue reading

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Exploiting bacteriophages for human health

This short review is worth reading because it takes a thoughtful and holistic approach to the idea of phage therapy. Continue reading

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