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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Bacterial Research:Superbug infection greatest increase in children ages one to five ♦ Biologists discover bacteria communicate like neurons in the brain ♦ Staphylococcus aureus Achilles' heel

First synthetic model of a bacterial outer membrane will support antibiotic development Scientists have developed a model of the outer membrane of the bacteria E. coli (Escherichia coli) providing a brand new tool for developing new antibiotics and other drugs in the fight against infections
Superbug infection greatest increase in children ages one to five Children are becoming infected with the highly fatal antibiotic resistant bacteria CRE at a much higher rate than the recent past, according to a data analysis in the United States.
Biologists discover bacteria communicate like neurons in the brain Biologists have discovered that bacteria -- often viewed as lowly, solitary creatures -- are actually quite sophisticated in their social interactions and communicate with one another through similar electrical signaling mechanisms as neurons in the human brain.
Staphylococcus aureus Achilles' heel Staphylococcus aureus is both a transient skin colonizer and a formidable human pathogen, ranking amongst the leading causes of skin and soft tissue infections, as well as severe pneumonia. Scientists attempt to work out new strategies to fight against this pathogen, of which numerous strains are now resistant to antibiotic treatments.
Unified approach to combating several bacterial diseases Structural similarities have been discovered among bacteria of various types that create the possibility of using similar approaches to fight the infections they cause

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