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Articles related to bacteria

Browse: Komodo Dragon Myth Slain
One of the best-known stories about Komodo dragons has been proven false, yet it has been surprisingly hard to gain acceptance for the new evidence.
Feature: Ruling the Roost
More than four million Australians suffer from food poisoning each year, many due to bacterial contamination of poultry products. Now nanotechnology is being tested as an alternative to antibiotic use in chickens prior to processing.
Clusters of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus protected by a biofilm.
Feature: A Trojan Horse to Clear a Stuffy Nose
Antibiotic resistance is expected to kill more people than cancer and diabetes combined, but a new approach aims to penetrate the biofilms that protect bacteria from antibiotics.
Microscopy imaging of metastatic cancer cells. Credit: drimafilm/adobe
Feature: The Bacteria that Promote Cancer
A bacterial protein can trigger inflammation and facilitate the progression of cancer.
Up Close: Go with the gut: Our symbiotic relationship with our intestinal bacteria
Chemistry researcher Assoc Prof Spencer Williams talks about the rapidly emerging understanding of human microbiota - the diverse and numerous microorganisms that reside on and within our bodies - and particularly how the composition of our gut flora can determine the state of our own health.
Online Feature: Study links intestinal bacteria to rheumatoid arthritis
Bacterial disturbances in the gut may play a role in autoimmune attacks on the joints, pointing the way to novel treatments and diagnostics