How one UTI makes another more likely

New research in mice clarifies why urinary tract infections recur in some people.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University | Aug. 23, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bacteria immune-systems urinary-tract-infections

System finds 130 compounds that could save citrus

Citrus greening causes mottled leaves and ugly fruit with unpalatably bitter juice. Researchers have found an unexpected avenue to find a solution.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford | Aug. 22, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology agriculture bacteria food fruit trees

Nanoparticle relieves IBD symptoms in mice

A new nanoparticle beats FDA-approved medications for relieving symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease in mice.

Laura Bailey-Michigan | Aug. 21, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine gut-bacteria inflammatory-bowel-disease microbiomes nanotechnology

Bacterial trick may lead to antibiotics without side effects

Inspiration from the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease could lead to antibiotics that spare good bacteria and skip the side effects.

Steve Tally-Purdue | Aug. 20, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine antibiotics bacteria gut-bacteria legionnaires-disease medications microbiomes side-effects

Team finds the ‘signature’ of guts that don’t get C. diff

New findings outline a set of molecular signs that indicate a person has—or is at risk for—potentially dangerous diarrhea from C. difficile.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine c-diff digestive-system feces gut-bacteria intestines microbiomes

How the glowing bacteria in squid fight it out

Hawaiian bobtail squid owe their luminescence to bacteria they acquire from the environment. Genetic analysis clarifies how this symbiosis works.

Sam Sholtis-Penn State | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology bacteria genes genomes squid symbiosis

Biosensor warns about salmonella before food hits stores

A new biosensor can spot dangers in food like salmonella in a lot less time than current methods, which could make our food safer.

Eric Stann-Missouri | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bacteria food food-poisoning salmonella sensors

Superbug mixes it up to beat ‘last resort’ antibiotic

"We need to get to a stage where we can anticipate how these pathogens will become resistant to antibiotics so we can stay one step ahead of them."

Jade Boyd-Rice | Aug. 12, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine antibiotics bacteria drug-resistance medications

Red algae’s stolen genes may lead to new fuels

Genes that red algae stole from bacteria to better adapt to hot springs could pave the way for designer algae that make fuel or clean up pollution.

Todd Bates-Rutgers | Aug. 9, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology algae bacteria genes hot-springs water

Quicker method to track outbreaks from poo in the pool

Pools are a common source of Shigella bacteria, which can cause severe diarrhea. Whole genome sequencing could help track outbreaks faster.

Matthew Swayne-Penn State | Aug. 8, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bacteria digestive-system food-poisoning genomes swimming

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