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Culture-Independent Diagnosis of Bacterial and Fungal DNA in Blood, Other Body Fluids and Tissues

Culture-independent, CE IVD-marked diagnosis of pathogens of 200 bacterial and 65 fungal genera in tissue biopsies, blood and other body fluids more

New: Ultra-Sensitive PCR Reagents for Molecular Microbiology

Molzym offers a range of ultra-clean PCR products for 16S PCR. All kits are free of contaminating DNA enabling ultra-sensitive and reliable PCR-results more

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  • Inner “clockwork” sets the time for cell division in bacteria

    Researchers at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel have discovered a “clockwork” mechanism that controls cell division in bacteria. In two publications, in “Nature Communications” und “PNAS”, they report how a small signaling molecule starts the “clock”, which informs the cell about the right more

  • Autonomous Microtrap for Pathogens

    Antibiotics are more efficient when they can act on their target directly at the site of infestation, without dilution. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, American scientists describe a synthetic chemical trap that propels itself to its place of action in the body fluid and then lures the bacteria in more

  • How diarrhoea pathogens switch into attack mode at body temperature

    Bacteria don’t produce disease-causing substances until they have infected a warm body. To this end, they use a special thermometer. Researchers have now analysed the exact mechanism. Many bacterial pathogens excrete toxins as soon as they have entered the host in order to suppress its immune respon more

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How Bacteria Make It Rain

Did you know that the ocean launches bacteria and other goo into the atmosphere? And that those particles can seed clouds? Atmospheric chemist Kimberly Prather of UCSD and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography drops some serious knowledge on us. more

How Bacteria Make It Rain (with Kim Prather)

Did you know that the ocean launches bacteria and other goo into the atmosphere? And that those particles can seed clouds? Atmospheric chemist Kimberly Prather of UCSD and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography drops some serious knowledge on us. more

Bacteria and Antibiotics: Revenge of the Microbes

What are bacteria? How do antibiotics work? And what can we do about increasing antibiotic resistance? Jenny Rohn, scientist and novelist, investigates the fascinating world of bacteria in this Friday Evening Discourse event from the Ri. more

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A Brief Overview of Classes of Antibiotics

When we’re suffering from a bacterial infection, a trip to the doctors to be prescribed antibiotics is commonplace. However, there are a wide range of antibiotics available, and they vary both in their usage and their mechanism of action. This graphic summarises the major classes, and also gives a b more

Teixobactin - A New Antibiotic

If you’ve read any science news over the past day or so, you’ll have noticed it’s been dominated by stories about the discovery of a new antibiotic, teixobactin. There’s a reason that the scientific community is so excited by its discovery, but in truth, it’s the method which was used to discover it more

The Chemical Compounds Behind the Scent of the Sea

The summer holidays are here, which means there’ll soon be crowds flocking to the coast to spend the day at the beach. The supposed benefits of ‘fresh sea air’ are commonly extolled, but its origins might not be what you think: it’s the chemical compounds produced by algae and seaweed that contribut more

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Bacteria

Bacteria A bacterium (plural: bacteria) is a unicellular microorganism . Typically a few micrometre s in length, individual bacteria have a wide-range of shapes, ranging from sphere s to rods to spirals. Bacteria are ubiquitous in every habi ... more

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