ASM Weekly Newsdigest #645

ASM Weekly Newsdigest #645

 

In this issue:

  1. Hyena Microbiome Differs Between Packs, Helps Smell Friend From Foe
  2. The dual significance of bacterial protein secretion
  3. CDC study suggests many H3N2v cases may be missed
  4. Outbreak of new coronavirus - same family as SARS - has WHO on alert
  5. Are Biologists Watching an Evolutionary Leap: One Life Form Absorbing Another?
  6. Researchers map molecular details that encourage H1N1 transmission to humans
  7. Gut bacteria are different in people with diabetes
  8. Tracking koala disease: New findings from old DNA


Hyena Microbiome Differs Between Packs, Helps Smell Friend From Foe
Geekosystem
August 31, 2012
http://www.geekosystem.com/hyena-microbiome/
New research published this month in the journal Scientific Reports shows that hyenas from different clans appear to have different colonies of bacteria living in their scent glands.


The dual significance of bacterial protein secretion
Phys.org
September 26, 2012
http://phys.org/news/2012-09-dual-significance-bacterial-protein-secretion.html
The coordinated secretion of proteins by bacteria consists of an essential biological process with tremendous impact on human health. European scientists studied a universal and widely conserved bacterial secretory pathway towards its utilisation in biotechnology and medicine.


CDC study suggests many H3N2v cases may be missed
CIDRAP
September 21, 2012
http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/swineflu/news/sep2112swine.html
An investigation of one of the first swine-origin H3N2 influenza cases detected in the United States in 2011 suggests that for each confirmed case, there may be many more that go undetected.


Outbreak of new coronavirus - same family as SARS - has WHO on alert
The Canadian Press
September 23, 2012
http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/outbreak-of-new-coronavirus-same-family-as-sars-has-who-on-alert-1.968284
The World Health Organization is keeping a close eye on a disease outbreak in Saudi Arabia caused by a virus in the same family as the one that caused SARS.


Are Biologists Watching an Evolutionary Leap: One Life Form Absorbing Another?
Discover
September 22, 2012
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2012/09/22/are-biologists-watching-an-evolutionary-leap-one-life-form-absorbing-another/
Researchers have found another useful bacterium that they think is on its way to becoming a modern organelle of another eukaryotic cell.


Researchers map molecular details that encourage H1N1 transmission to humans
MedicalXpress
September 20. 2012
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-09-molecular-h1n1-transmission-humans.html
The 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza virus appears to have required certain mutations in order to be transmitted to humans.


Gut bacteria are different in people with diabetes
LA Times
September 26, 2012
http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-gut-bacteria-diabetes-20120925,0,408189.story?track=rss
A study in Nature that finds differences between the bacteria growing in the guts of people who have diabetes and those who don't.


Tracking koala disease: New findings from old DNA
Phys.org
September 26, 2012
http://phys.org/news/2012-09-tracking-koala-disease-dna.html
DNA extracted from the skins of koalas displayed in European and North American museums shows that a retrovirus has been a problem for the animals for much longer than was thought.

 

 

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http://sciencedaily.com

 

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