bacteria

SEM of Untreated Water Specimen

SEM of Untreated Water Specimen

This digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of an untreated water specimen extracted from a wild stream mainly used to control flooding during inclement weather, revealed the presence of unidentified organisms, which included bacteria, protozoa, and algae. In this particular view, ...

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Solar Energy Produced Using ‘Artificial Leaf’

Solar Energy Produced Using ‘Artificial Leaf’

An international team of researchers has successfully developed an artificial leaf that can convert sunlight into energy. The team firstly simulated the extremely efficient bacteria light antennae by modifying chlorophyll from an alga. Using the alga’s properties, the ‘artificial leaf’ ...

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Planning Ahead Bacteria

Planning Ahead Bacteria

Scientists from the Weizmann Institute in Israel, led by Prof. Yitzhak Pilpel, have recently shown that bacteria can anticipate certain future events in their environment and prepare for the upcoming changes. According to the scientists, these findings do not only ...

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Hydrogen-Producing Bacteria Provide Clean Energy

Hydrogen-Producing Bacteria Provide Clean Energy

Scientists at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and North Carolina State University (NC State) have developed cooperatively a new “green” technology which could lead to clean production of hydrogen from nitrogen-fixing bacteria.   Thermotoga maritima (green/yellow rods) growing in co-culture ...

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Gut Bacteria Involved in Colon Cancer

Gut Bacteria Involved in Colon Cancer

It has been long thought that normal gut bacteria were involved in colon cancer, but the exact mechanism was not clear. Now, scientists from the USA have uncovered a process in which a molecule produced by a common gut bacterium ...

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New Meningitis B Vaccine Developed

New Meningitis B Vaccine Developed

Novartis, an international drug company, has recently developed a vaccine against the meningococcal B strain. This is the first vaccination to be developed for this often deadly disease that usually affects young children and infants. This new vaccine has the ...

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Viruses may Defeat Bacteria

Viruses may Defeat Bacteria

Bacterium is known to be a single cell creature. However, a mass of bacteria can create ‘biofilm’, a layer of bacteria acting together. Some bacteria must be present in biofilm in order to execute some of its features, especially pathogenesis ...

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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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Data Stored in a Bacteria DNA

Data Stored in a Bacteria DNA

A research team from Japan was able to store data on the DNA of a bacteria. Although this breakthrough doesn’t seem to have any immediate applications it might be an important step in the development of future biological computers. Biological ...

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Nature’s Super Glue

Researchers from the Indiana University at Bloomington and Brown University have discovered what could be nature’s strongest “super glue”, with a myriad of applications ranging from emergency wound-healing to mending damaged vessels at sea. How does an aquatic bacterium that ...

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