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E. Coli: The Ideal Transport for Next-Gen Vaccines?

Most people recoil at the thought of ingesting E. coli. But what if the headline-grabbing bacteria could be used to fight disease?Researchers experimenting with...
rocky mountain spotted fever

Research May Lead to New Cure for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

When a professor suggested Jessica Osier become a tutor at the Student Success Center, the senior chemistry major at The University of Alabama in...
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Engineered E. coli vesicles act as vaccine deliverers

Mention E. coli and what pops into most people’s heads are bacteria, tainted food, a rush to the hospital – basically, fear.“E. coli gets...
biofuels

JBEI Scientists Unravel Omics Data Using Systems Biology-Based Workflow To Improve...

JBEI team developed a workflow to assess and interpret multi-omics data and use it to characterize strain variation in biofuel-producing E. coli.
Mutualism

Teamwork enables bacterial survival

Strains of E. coli resistant to one antibiotic can protect other bacteria growing nearby.
microbial

Toward Microbial BiotheraPOOtics and Diagnostics

My fascination with the microbial world began when I was around 7 years old and my mother bought me a book called “The Value...
Jet Fuel

Berkeley Lab Scientists Brew Jet Fuel in One-Pot Recipe

JBEI researchers use engineered bacteria to simplify biofuels production, potentially lowering cost
gut bacteria

Reprogramming gut bacteria as “living therapeutics”

Daily doses of synthetic biotics developed by startup Synologic may sense, treat metabolic diseases.
foodborne illnesses

Network of germ sleuths heads off nearly 276,000 foodborne illnesses a...

An elderly woman in Phoenix. A Toledo toddler. An accountant in Indianapolis. All poisoned by food. Quickly uncovering that their illnesses are connected can...
Biomedical Polymers

Non-natural Biomedical Polymers Produced from Microorganisms

KAIST researchers have developed metabolically engineered Escherichia coli strains to synthesize non-natural, biomedically important polymers including poly(lactate-co-glycolate) (PLGA), previously considered impossible to obtain from biobased materials.
bacteria

How bacteria nestle in

Nearly every second woman suffers from a bladder infection at some point in her life. Researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Basel...
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Engineered Swarmbots Rely on Peers for Survival

Duke University bioengineers design cells that die if they leave the confines of their capsule
E. coli

E. coli survives predatory bacteria by playing hide and seek

Studying the struggle between bacterial predator and prey could generate alternatives to antibiotics, Hebrew University researchers say
virulence

Two-for-one bacterial virulence factor revealed

Antivirulence antibiotics could dodge resistance longer than traditional antibiotics
bacterial

Two-for-one bacterial virulence factor revealed

Antivirulence antibiotics could dodge resistance longer than traditional antibiotics
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Once thought unstoppable, bacterial superweapon falters with too many targets

Researchers from Princeton University and the University of Basel found that a mechanism used by many disease-causing bacteria that was once thought to be...