News tagged with bacterial cells

Do gut bacteria rule our minds?

It sounds like science fiction, but it seems that bacteria within us—which outnumber our own cells about 100-fold—may very well be affecting both our cravings and moods to get us to eat what they want, ...

Aug 15, 2014
popularity 4.8 / 5 (60) | comments 18

One in four has alarmingly few intestinal bacteria

All people have trillions of bacteria living in their intestines. If you place them on a scale, they weigh around 1.5 kg. Previously, a major part of these 'blind passengers' were unknown, as they are difficult or impossible ...

Aug 28, 2013
popularity 5 / 5 (12) | comments 1 | with audio podcast

New pain target for bacterial infections

Components in the outer wall of bacteria directly activate pain sensors, triggering immediate pain and inflammatory responses. This finding by a multinational team of researchers led by Professor Karel Talavera ...

Feb 10, 2014
popularity 5 / 5 (8) | comments 0

Anti-antibiotics

Antimicrobial peptides are natural antibiotics found in all multicellular organisms. These molecules are viewed as potential drug candidates in the post-antibiotic era because widespread microbial resistance ...

Jul 22, 2013
popularity 5 / 5 (5) | comments 0 | with audio podcast