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Microbiology

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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Bacteria Play Role In Preventing Spread Of Malaria
Bacteria in the gut of the Anopheles gambiae mosquito inhibit infection of the insect with Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes malaria in humans

Date: 14 Aug 2009, Rating: 4.11

'Flu Vaccination' Protects Bacteria Against Virus
Bacteria – like people animals and plants – can become infected by a virus.

Date: 14 Aug 2009, Rating: 3.00

Targeting Specific Disease-causing Bacteria In The Mouth
Research to develop a narrow-spectrum antibiotic that can target a particular species of bacteria without harming the other "good" bacteria present was described

Date: 14 Aug 2009, Rating: 4.00

Cancer Agressiveness 'Triggered' By Bacteria
New research in lymphatic cancer shows that bacteria can cause cancer to be more aggressive.

Date: 14 Aug 2009, Rating: 4.29

Researchers Discover How Infectious Bacteria Can Switch Specie
Scientists from the Universities of Bath and Exeter have developed a rapid new way of checking for toxic genes in disease-causing bacteria which infect insects and humans.

Date: 14 Aug 2009, Rating: 2.75

Tufted Bacteria Cause Infection In Premature Babies
Bacteria that normally reside on the skin of healthy people can cause serious infections in premature babies.

Date: 14 Aug 2009, Rating: 3.00

Insecticidal Toxin Useless Without 'Friendly' Bacteria Accomplices
The toxin produced by the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is a popular insecticide used to control pest moths and butterflies, and in some GM pest-proof crops.

Date: 14 Aug 2009, Rating: not rated

Microcapsules act as “roach motel” to kill harmful bacteria
Researchers in New Mexico and Florida are reporting development of microscopic particles that act as chemical booby traps for bacteria.

Date: 21 Nov 2008, Rating: 2.75

Peas and beans get by with more than a little help from friends
The relationship between leguminous plants such as peas and beans and nitrogen-fixing bacteria is even closer than previously thought

Date: 27 Feb 2008, Rating: 3.50

Different strategies underlie the ecology of microbial invasions
Infectious disease can play a key role in mediating the outcome of competition between rival groups

Date: 27 Feb 2008, Rating: 4.00

Silica smart bombs deliver knock-out to bacteria
Bacteria mutate for a living, evading antibiotic drugs while killing tens of thousands of people in the United States each year.

Date: 27 Feb 2008, Rating: 3.25

New study shows that bacteria can communicate through the air
A ground-breaking study demonstrating that bacteria which are physically separated can transmit information through the air.

Date: 27 Feb 2008, Rating: 2.50

Clinical review: Bacteremia caused by anaerobic bacteria in children
This review describes the microbiology, diagnosis and management of bacteremia caused by anaerobic bacteria in children.

Date: 27 Aug 2007, Rating: 2.71, 10 pages

Discovering human history from stomach bacteria
Recent analyses of human pathogens have revealed that their evolutionary histories are congruent with the hypothesized pattern of ancient and modern human population migrations.

Date: 27 Aug 2007, Rating: 4.00, 4 pages

The challenge of antibiotic resistance: Need to contemplate
“Survival of the fittest” holds good for men and animals as also for bacteria.

Date: 27 Aug 2007, Rating: 3.82, 7 pages

Bacteriological analysis of water samples from Tsunami hit coastal areas of Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu
In the present study 151 drinking water sources were collected from the tsunami affected villages and relief shelters and tested for coliforms and pathogens.

Date: 27 Aug 2007, Rating: 5.00, 6 pages

Culture-independent analysis of bacterial diversity in a child-care facility
In this study, we used culture and culture-independent methods to determine the viability and diversity of bacteria in a child-care center over a six-month period.

Date: 27 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated, 9 pages

Bactericidal action of positive and negative ions in air
The results of the study suggest that the bactericidal action attributed to negative air ions by previous researchers may have been overestimated.

Date: 26 Aug 2007, Rating: 1.00, 9 pages

Helping good bacteria win the war on dental disease
Good bacteria growing in dental plaque could help fight off bugs that cause gum disease and tooth decay if they are given a competitive edge

Date: 24 Aug 2007, Rating: 5.50

Improving the immune system using ‘chatty’ bacteria
Certain helpful bacteria are able to communicate with cells lining the gut causing the production of chemicals that can kill off harmful microbes when they try to invade

Date: 24 Aug 2007, Rating: 4.33