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Better, faster typing of Salmonella strains

Post by Lena Ciric, University College London A new method for classifying Salmonella strains has been developed by scientists, giving faster turnaround times and greater reliability. Salmonella strains are notoriously difficult to identify, or type; however new research suggests that … Continue reading

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A new player in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm regulation

Post by Sarah Maddocks, Cardiff Metropolitan University Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a human pathogen commonly associated with lung infections in cystic fibrosis sufferers, and is emerging as the most prevalent cause of infection in burns patients. Multidrug-resistant strains of P. aeruginosa … Continue reading

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Gut survival: a new E. coli protein player

Post by Greg Potter, Dalhousie University, Canada During a routine trip to the supermarket, consumers today can easily purchase foods sourced from all corners of the globe. Our supply does not come without its share of problems though; food safety … Continue reading

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The limits of bacterial hitchhiking

Post by Rachel Roberts, University of Reading Bacteria are able to move across oceans, deserts and mountain ranges with relative ease, by hitching a ride in clouds of dust or water vapour. The rules that govern the dispersal, or ‘biogeography’, … Continue reading

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Life in a cold climate

Post by Lizzy Andrew, Newcastle University Life can exist and thrive in even the most extreme environments. Investigating regions which are uninhabitable for most organisms can identify species with remarkable tolerance for a number of environmental stresses, including acute temperatures, … Continue reading

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