Helper Bacterial Toxins

New insights into the mechanisms of action of Cry1Ab and Cry1Ac served as the basis for development of the modified Bt toxins

News and Analysis

An outbreak of a new animal virus that has been ongoing in mainland Europe since August 2011 has now reached the United Kingdom. Schmallenberg virus infects livestock, causing fever, loss of condition and reduced milk yield in cattle....]

Bacteria on 70% of Dental Bib-ers

researchers at the University of Witten/Herdecke in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany released a clinical study indicating that the sterilization protocol for dental bib holders is inconsistent and can result in the presence of germs, microorganisms and pseudomonas on bib chains and holders[...]

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New Fluorescence study on anthrax

anthrax lethal toxin is a binary bacterial toxin consisting of two proteins, protective antigen (PA) and lethal factor (LF), that self-assemble on receptor-bearing eukaryotic cells to form toxic, non-covalent complexes[...]


The physical structure of the molecular motors responsible for the movement of both cilia and sperm flagella are very similar[...]

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Beware,Superbug! wants shop more..

Superbug Spreads from Big City Hospitals to Regional Health Centers, Study Suggests..
Researchers found evidence that shows for the first time how the superbug spreads between different hospitals throughout the country.The University of Edinburgh study involved looking at the genetic make-up of more than 80 variants of a major clone of  Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) found in hospitals. Read more..

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Finally, XMRV gets a "clean chit"

The retrovirus XMRV does not cause prostate cancer or chronic fatigue syndrome – that hypothesis was disproved by the finding that the virus was produced in the laboratory in the 1990s by passage of a prostate tumor in nude mice. A trio of new papers on the virus attempt to address questions about the serological detection of XMRV in prostate cancer, and further emphasize that XMRV is not a human pathogen Read more

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Sunday, 20 May 2012

Bacterial Communication

Bacteria Can Communicate With Each Other Through Nanotubes, Researchers Discover..

ScienceDaily (Mar. 2, 2011) — A pathway whereby bacteria communicate with each other has been discovered by researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The discovery has important implications for efforts to cope with the spread of harmful bacteria in the body.

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Saturday, 12 May 2012

Personal bacteria may help catch suspects

Forensic experts could one day use bacteria to prove who had touched an object, according to research

By Randolph E. Schmid
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Warning to criminals: Rubbing out your fingerprints may no longer be enough. Your germs could still give you away.
It turns out the colonies of bacteria that live on people's hands are highly personal to each individual.

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