Helper Bacterial Toxins

New insights into the mechanisms of action of Cry1Ab and Cry1Ac served as the basis for development of the modified Bt toxins

News and Analysis

An outbreak of a new animal virus that has been ongoing in mainland Europe since August 2011 has now reached the United Kingdom. Schmallenberg virus infects livestock, causing fever, loss of condition and reduced milk yield in cattle....]

Bacteria on 70% of Dental Bib-ers

researchers at the University of Witten/Herdecke in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany released a clinical study indicating that the sterilization protocol for dental bib holders is inconsistent and can result in the presence of germs, microorganisms and pseudomonas on bib chains and holders[...]

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New Fluorescence study on anthrax

anthrax lethal toxin is a binary bacterial toxin consisting of two proteins, protective antigen (PA) and lethal factor (LF), that self-assemble on receptor-bearing eukaryotic cells to form toxic, non-covalent complexes[...]


The physical structure of the molecular motors responsible for the movement of both cilia and sperm flagella are very similar[...]

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

New Influenza Virus from Seals

 A new strain of influenza virus found in harbor seals could represent a threat to wildlife and human health, according to the authors of a study appearing July 31 in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. It is crucial to monitor viruses like this one, which originated in birds and adapted to infect mammals, the authors say, so that scientists can better predict the emergence of new strains of influenza and prevent pandemics in the future.
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Saturday, 14 July 2012

Tobacco Mosaic Virus possess something suicidal!!
A study led by Associate Prof. Kenji Nakahara at Hokkaido University in Japan has found a component in tobacco that makes crop immune systems more resistant to viral attacks.
Although crops have a general defense mechanism in order to fight against viruses, their invaders counteract this defense by suppressing the plant immune response. Evidence from recent studies implied that plants have developed an additional set of countermeasures to combat the virus's immune suppression tactics.

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Discover How Bacteria do Job on Your Intestinal wall to cause Cholera!!
A clever new imaging technique discovered at the University of California, Berkeley, reveals a possible plan of attack for many bacterial diseases, such as cholera, lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients and even chronic sinusitis, that form biofilms that make them resistant to antibiotics.

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

The human body is essentially a "Germ Factory!!"

Germ theory delusions collapse as new science reveals healthy people carry 10,000 different germ strains at all times!A new study published as a series of reports in the journals Nature and Public Library of Science (PLoS) debunks the widely believed germ theory, or the belief that all germs are "bad," by showing that the average, healthy human body harbors more than 10,000 species of microbes that together maintain microbial balance and promote vibrant health

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Friday, 15 June 2012

What Video Gamers have in Microbiology!!

Players of a 3D online computer game have provided the answer to a protein structure puzzle that could lead to new anti-retrovirus drugs.


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Sunday, 10 June 2012

Augmented 'Superdrugs' Could Wipe Out Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs

Researchers in Ireland believe they may have found a solution to the antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" that are increasingly stumping doctors: superdrugs.
Over the past few months, the Centers for Disease Control and other medical experts have warned that bacteria such as gonorrhea and staph are growing increasingly resistant to doctors' best antibiotics.

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Friday, 8 June 2012

Alert..Flesh-eating Bacteria is Back..

Mom stricken by flesh-eating bacteria slowly recovering....
Necrotizing soft tissue infection is a rare but very severe type of bacterial infection. It can destroy the muscles, skin, and underlying tissue. The word "necrotizing" refers to something that causes body tissue to die.

any different types of bacteria can cause this infection. A very severe and usually deadly form of necrotizing soft tissue infection is due to Streptococcus pyogenes, which is sometimes called "flesh-eating bacteria."
Necrotizing soft tissue infection develops when the bacteria enters the body, usually through a minor cut or scrape. The bacteria begins to grow and release harmful substances (toxins) that kill tissue and affect blood flow to the area. As the tissue dies, the bacteria enters the blood and rapidly spreads throughout the body.. Read More and More

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