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News from the pathogen that causes sleeping sickness

The life-threatening African trypanosomiasis, also called sleeping sickness, is caused by protozoa of the species Trypanosoma brucei. A team at the Biocentre of the Julius-Maximilians-Universität ...

8 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Biofilms—the eradication has begun

Have you ever heard of biofilms? They are slimy, glue-like membranes that are produced by microbes, like bacteria and fungi, in order to colonize surfaces. They can grow on animal and plant ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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Bitter or sweet? How taste cells decide what they want to be

Ever burn your tongue so badly that you were unable to taste your food for a few days? Luckily, a unique feature of taste cells is that they continually regenerate every 10 to 14 days. Now, ...

Wed 21 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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Researchers gain new insights into the formation of non-pathological amyloids

A team of scientists from the VIB lab of Han Remaut (VIB-VUB) and the lab of Yves Dufrêne at UCL Louvain-La-Neuve collaborated on a study of functional amyloids –protein aggregates with the ...

Tue 20 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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Blocking yeast-bacteria interaction may prevent severe biofilms that cause childhood tooth decay

Though most tooth decay can be blamed on bacteria, such as Streptococcus mutans, the fungus Candida albicans may be a joint culprit in an alarmingly common form of severe tooth decay affecting ...

Tue 20 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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DNA delivery technology joins battle against drug-resistant bacteria

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, affecting anyone, at any age, in any country, according to the World Health Organization. Currently, 700,000 deaths each ...

Mon 19 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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Wheat coproducts vary in protein digestibility when fed to pigs

Research from the University of Illinois is helping to determine the quality of protein in wheat middlings and red dog, two coproducts of the wheat milling process that can be included in diets ...

Mon 19 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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Airborne viruses remain live for 45 minutes

Cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing and wash your hands. QUT and UQ scientists have developed a new technique to study how some common disease causing bacteria can spread up to 4m and ...

Mon 19 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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Bacterial classification may be more elusive than previously thought

New research from Dartmouth College raises questions over how scientists should interpret observed groupings of bacteria. The study advises caution with the assumption that bacterial clusters ...

Mon 19 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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Basic building blocks of bacterial 'hair' could lead to new antibiotics

Uncovering the essential building blocks which bacteria use to make long, hair-like filaments could lead to new drugs to fight infection.

Mon 19 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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