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This section covers general topics and studies in Microbiology, which is the study of microorganisms and their effects on other living organisms. Microorganisms include diverse groups of bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa, as well as the pathogenic particles, viruses. However, this section will concentrate more on bacteria. Articles about other microorganisms are found in other categories.

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Dormant Bugs Dodge Antibiotics
A new way to attack harmful bacteria by affecting normal growth has been discovered by scientists

Date: 24 Aug 2007, Rating: 5.00

Dormant TB beats our best drugs
New knowledge about the way tuberculosis-causing bacteria can survive in a dormant state for years in our bodies could pave the way for treatments that will finally wipe out this dread disease

Date: 24 Aug 2007, Rating: 5.00

Dust storms may carry bacteria to Japan from China
Bacteria found in soil around Tokyo are not indigenous to the area.

Date: 24 Aug 2007, Rating: 1.00

Implanted Heart Devices Prone To Silent, Dangerous Staph Infection
Researchers say that if an individual with pacemakers and other heart devices develops a staph infection it could pose a potentially life-threatening danger...

Date: 6 Sep 2006, Rating: 5.56

The Midas Bug -- the bacterial alchemy of gold
Bacteria play an important role in the formation of gold nuggets in Australia according to new research published this month in the international journal.

Date: 1 Aug 2006, Rating: 3.29

Radiation-killed bacteria vaccine induces broad immune response in mice
Vaccines made with bacteria killed by gamma irradiation, rather than by standard methods of heat or chemical inactivation, may be more effective, say researchers

Date: 26 Jul 2006, Rating: 4.86

Small, but mighty
While phytoplankton scientists focus their research on some of the smallest organisms in the world, the impacts can be global.

Date: 19 Jul 2006, Rating: 2.00

Researchers Reveal That Microbes Have Stolen Some Of Our Genes
The bacteria have stolen a key defensive gene from the very animals that they are invading and are now using it against them...

Date: 7 Jul 2006, Rating: 8.00

Say What? Bacterial Conversation Stoppers
Researchers have found that bacteria of different species can talk to each other using a common language - and also that some species can manipulate the conversation to confuse other bacteria...

Date: 7 Jul 2006, Rating: 10.00

Sex: It's Costly But Worth It. Just Ask A Microbe
The next time you mutter about the high cost of relationship maintenance, take comfort in knowing that microbes share your pain...

Date: 7 Jul 2006, Rating: 6.38

A Hope For Oil Spill Bioremediation
A recently published article in Environmental Microbiology reveals that indigenous microbiota of the Galician shore is readily able to degrade crude oil.

Date: 10 Jul 2006, Rating: 2.25

Report Focuses On The Role Good Microbes Play In Future Medicine
Not all bacteria are bad. In fact, beneficial microbes could represent the future of medicine, with the potential to treat a variety of diseases in humans and animals, according to a recent report.

Date: 7 Jul 2006, Rating: 7.00

Killer Microbe May Be A Lifesaver After All
Advances in the molecular modeling and simulation of complex biologicalsystemsare enabling researchers to study how certain microbial systems mayplay animportant role in the remediation of contaminated soils.

Date: 7 Jul 2006, Rating: 3.08