Antibiotics

Bacteria Creates Toxic Molecules

Bacteria Creates Toxic Molecules

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts have discovered the drug hydroxyurea causes bacteria to directly produce toxic molecules that kill off their generating organism. Similar processes could be used to ...

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Bacteria Suicide Mechanism Might Lead to New Drugs

Bacteria Suicide Mechanism Might Lead to New Drugs

Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem discovered a new bacterial communication factor that is associated with bacteria’s death. The intestinal bacteria E. coli activate a “suicide” system in response to stressful conditions and to the density of their population. ...

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Stopping Bacteria from Talking

Stopping Bacteria from Talking

The resistance of bacteria to antibiotics makes the bacteria increasingly dangerous. Bacteria are capable of changing their genes in a random manner, possibly creating new proteins that are resistant to certain types of antibiotics. The problem worsens when you consider ...

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