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Conflict and cooperation in bacterial communities

Like humans, bacteria in nature often live in communities. New research studying the interactions within these microbial communities shows how bacteria can cooperate with each other to resolve a form of social conflict. Many bacteria live stuck together on surfaces, … Continue reading

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Silver nanoparticles have antibacterial properties!

Post by Rebecca Way, University of Aberdeen Silver nanoparticles have been shown to have effective antibacterial activity against a range of disease-causing bacteria. In this study featured in the Journal of Medical Microbiology, nano-silver was put to the test against … Continue reading

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Virulence mechanisms of MRSA

Post by Daniel Amund, London Metropolitan University The emergence of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains as potentially lethal pathogens is a continuing cause for public health concern worldwide. An understanding of the various virulence mechanisms used by these antibiotic-resistant bacterial … 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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