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Klebsiella Pneumoniae Bacteria

Why antibiotics for bacteria but not viruses?

... a problem, because bacteria look totally different to our own cells, so it's fairly easy to make drugs and chemicals ... roger a bacterial metabolism and which will not affect our own metabolism. Because viruses have to prey on our own metabolism, and they have to use our own cells to make ...

Seagrass VIMS

Seagrasses kill bad bacteria

... Now scientists have discovered that the sea may have its own solution in the shape of seagrasses, which come with their own inbuilt water cleansing system. Cornell University's Drew ... pathogens." Harvell also speculates that the plants' own microbes might be responsible. "The plants have their own ...

A blue cgi bacteria

How do antibiotics kill bacteria, but not us?

... drugs for viruses? Because bacteria, being cells in their own right, are really different from our own tissue and cells; they're quite easy, relatively ... parcel of us, when they infect us they're growing in our own cells, using all our own equipment; it's like they come ...

Can you get sick from your own intestinal bacteria?

Hannah - So, can your own bowel bugs make you sick or can only make other people ... sick as well? In other words, can you get sick from your own intestinal bacteria? Claes If the bacteria that cause a bout of food poisoning came from your own intestines, will you be protected against illness? Can ...

Microbes inside you outnumber your cells, maybe by ten to one.

What is the microbiome?

... of ourselves as individuals that we live under our own steam, we behave under our own wills, we grow up from a single egg into this complicated organism under instructions from our own genomes. All of those things are complicated by the ...

The traitorous e-coli

Bacteria seeking Asylum...

... And why do we fight back so violently to protect our own interests? Of course, being more scientific than ... army will not give us a chance and eagerly sacrifices its own cells to destroy us. The 'Acquired' branch of your Immune ... will wage a war that is as vicious and as ruthless as your own... It's funny how the microscopic world of bacteria and ...

Mice

eLife Episode 50: Inside Your Microbiome

... that live on us and in us and outnumber our own human cells by maybe 50 fold: we’re literally passengers in our own bodies, and over the next 30 minutes we’ll hear how ...

Salmon Sushi

Does the DNA of food survive digestion?

... had leached out into their intestines and those people's own intestinal bacteria had picked up the DNA and incorporated the genes into their own genomes. This is as one person put it, rather like you ...

Peeking at poo: how some stay slim

... living there.  And we know that everybody has got their own special mix.  And up until now, the thought has been, ... mix.  But what we wanted to know was, what if it's your own genetic makeup?  Does that have any effect? Chris -   ...

Bacteroides biacutis, one of many commensal anaerobic Bacteroides spp. in the gastrointestinal tract.

Vitamin B12 bacterial thieves

... and this can sometimes bring us into conflict with our own microbes. Aaron Wexler explains to Chris Smith how this ... protein is so good at doing it's job it's better than our own one, and so if you put the two head to head in a ...

E.coli bacteria

Gut feeling: bacteria and diabetes

... diabetes. This form of diabetes is caused by the body’s own immune system attacking insulin-secreting cells in the ... the bacteria living inside us will help us understand our own health and disease. Intestinal bacteria can trigger the ...

A person with a cold, sneezing into a hacky

Giving germs a cold of their own

... ebola viruses that attack humans, bacteria have got their own natural enemies in the form of viruses that target and ... we give bacteria a virus? Giving germs a cold of their own ...

Assorted smartphones. From left to right, top row: iPhone 3G, Blackberry 8820, Nokia N78, Nokia N81, (bottom row) Nokia N95, Nokia E65, Nokia N70.

Smartphones - a playground for microbes

... hence a stronger microbial profile. Alongside the person's own bugs are also incidental bacterial passengers that a ... These bugs, which might not be detected in a person's own microbiome, nonetheless might inform our understanding of ...

How much of you is actually human?

Your personal microbial aura

... They found that each of the eight occupants emitted their own unique concentration of airborne particles. Microbial ... time that individuals occupying a space can emit their own distinct personal microbial cloud" It is becoming ... unique, it is plausible that we would each have our own personalized microbial 'fingerprint'. As well as unique ...

DNA structure

DNA Day: Hacking Genomes and Storing Data

... machinery of other organisms to make many copies of their own DNA, or DNA’s chemical cousin RNA. Now bacteria have ... have been able to attempt are now open to us. And my own research, for instance, I work on nematode C. elegans, ...

False colour SEM of Salmonella bacteria

Conservation of Microbes

... just the case that we need to conserve them for their own sake, but in fact, there are various knock-on effects ... animals and plants can't conduct.  Therefore, for our own sake, just for biotechnological reasons, we have an ...

Artist's impression of a bacterium

What have marine microbes ever done for us?

... with, the microbes both on and inside us make up our own unique human microbiome. Michael - So particularly, the ...

E.coli bacteria

Where does the bacteria in our gut come from?

... you to learn that we're actually passengers in our own body. If you count the number of bacteria that live on us ...

Microscope images on bacteria on a slide

Microbiome on a chip

... strains of microbes that live in contact with our own cells are tricky to recreate. Chris Smith spoke to ...

A DNA helicase (Ruva protein) from a bacterium, Escherichia coli, at pH 4.9 and room temperature.

DNA Analogue Memory Mechanism

... of years in fossil specimens, but it also encodes its own backup system comprising two paired chains, one a mirror ...

Molecular clockwork cut out

Seasonal changes in the human microbiome

... in western Tanzania. The Hadza are do not have farm their own crops or livestock but instead are hunter gatherers. ...

Campylobacter bacteria are the number-one cause of food-related gastrointestinal illness in the UK. This scanning electron microscope image shows the characteristic spiral, or corkscrew, shape and related structures.

What do Alzheimer’s and Bacterial Biofilms have in common?

... antibiotic resistance. Bacteria don't do much on their own. A single bacterium is a pretty weak thing. It is ...

Pancreatic cancer with resident bacteria (stained for LPS)

Bacteria deactivate cancer drugs

... even inside cancer cells themselves, and then use their own metabolic machinery to break down anti-cancer drugs and ...

The traitorous e-coli

Measuring gut microbes

... a huge range of different bugs, and each one of us has our own personal 'signature' of gut bacteria. Researchers are ...

Soil Types

The Earth Microbiome Project

... found here is that every single tree species it has its own bacterial community that lives on the leaves, and we ...