Microbubbles Help Fight Against Dangerous BiofilmsNews
Researchers have developed a system that harnesses the power of bubbles to propel tiny particles through the surfaces of tough bacterial biofilms and deliver an antiseptic deathblow to the microbes living inside.
Obesity May be Predicted by Oral Bacteria in Young ChildrenNews
The composition of oral microbiota, including beneficial bacteria, residing in the mouth of two-year-old children may predict their weight gain.READ MORE
Genetic data highlights the previously understated role CD4+ T cells and MHC-II molecules play in keeping cancer at bay.READ MORE
Device shows promise as a point-of-care detector of Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus in resource-limited settings.READ MORE
Scientists from the UNC School of Medicine discovered that the anti-inflammatory protein NLRP12 normally helps protect mice against obesity and insulin resistance when they are fed a high-fat diet. The researchers also reported that the NLRP12 gene is underactive in people who are obese, making it a potential therapeutic target for treating obesity and diabetes.READ MORE
Manipulating yeast with optogenetics and microfluidics to explore the MAP kinase pathway may be key for drug discovery.READ MORE
Genetic mutation in humans linked to a 17-fold increase in the amount of dangerous fungal spores in the lungs.READ MORE
There's an unexpected challenge to be overcome - T cell receptors can be more cross-reactive than previously thought.READ MORE
An E. coli strain has been engineered that converts formic acid and CO2 to pyruvate and produces cellular energy from formic acid, providing a new platform for producing value-added chemicals from one-carbon sources.