Issue #650

In this week's issue:

  1. Beneficial Bacteria In Honeybees Show Resistance To Antibiotics
  2. Bacteria, yeast a diner's delight at Denmark's Noma
  3. The changing microflora of bacteria in the lungs
  4. Lyme disease bacterium shows resistance thanks to biofilm according to study
  5. This Self-healing Concrete Repairs Itself with Bacteria
  6. Mouse model could help identify viral vectors that may cause tumors
  7. Researchers "Watch" Antibiotics Attack Tuberculosis Bacteria Inside Cells
  8. Genetically engineered bacteria could help in Crohn's and colitis


Beneficial Bacteria In Honeybees Show Resistance To Antibiotics
RedOrbit
October 30, 2012
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112722668/honeybee-bacteria-antibiotics-103012/
A new study in the journal mBio shows shows that beneficial bacteria living in the gut of honeybees are demonstrating signs of resistance to antibiotics.


Bacteria, yeast a diner's delight at Denmark's Noma
Reuters
October 26, 2012
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/26/us-food-denmark-noma-idUSBRE89P0R120121026
While ant paste, milk curd and berry preserves make up the "Blueberries and ant" dish at Denmark's restaurant Noma, bacteria and yeast will soon be next for diners at the eatery which has been crowned world's best restaurant for three years.


The changing microflora of bacteria in the lungs
Scientific American
October 28, 2012
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/lab-rat/2012/10/28/the-changing-microflora-of-bacteria-in-the-lungs/
Any part of the human body that is open to the outside world it available for the colonisation of bacteria. The lungs are no exception.


Lyme disease bacterium shows resistance thanks to biofilm according to study
The Examiner
October 26, 2012
http://www.examiner.com/article/lyme-disease-bacterium-shows-resistance-thanks-to-biofilm-according-to-study
The agent of Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb) has been shown to have the ability to hide and demonstrate resistance from harsh environmental conditions to antibiotics used to treat the infection, thanks to the formation of a biofilm.


This Self-healing Concrete Repairs Itself with Bacteria
Discover
November 2, 2012
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2012/11/02/this-self-healing-concrete-repairs-itself-with-bacteria/
Dutch researchers are testing a new way to deal with the problem of cracking concrete: bacteria that, when exposed to water, form limestone.


Mouse model could help identify viral vectors that may cause tumors
MedicalXpress
October 26, 2012
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-10-mouse-viral-vectors-tumors.html
Investigators have identified a mouse model that could help evaluate the risk that viral vectors used in gene therapy might promote tumor formation as a side-effect.

Researchers "Watch" Antibiotics Attack Tuberculosis Bacteria Inside Cells
Infection Control Today
November 2, 2012
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2012/11/researchers-watch-antibiotics-attack-tuberculosis-bacteria-inside-cells.aspx
Researchers report that mass spectrometry, a tool currently used to detect and measure proteins and lipids, can also now allow biologists to "see" for the first time exactly how drugs work inside living cells to kill infectious microbes.


Genetically engineered bacteria could help in Crohn's and colitis
MedicalXpress
November 2, 2012
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-11-genetically-bacteria-crohn-colitis.html
A new study in mice has shown that genetically engineered bacteria can protect against inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes a host of conditions including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

 

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