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By fair means or foul

Bacteria can be altruistic in their behaviour or downright mean. Today at the SGM’s Annual Conference, Professor Kevin Foster will tell us about his work studying cooperation and competition in bacterial colonies. 750 more words

Environmental Microbiology

Co-circulation of viruses between apes and humans in Africa

On 21 July 1969, Neil Armstrong made mankind’s most famous leap, when he opened the Eagle’s hatch and stepped down onto the lunar surface. Hundreds of thousands of miles away in Ghana, something else happened in 1969 that you may not have heard of, yet it happens every year. 1,099 more words

Clinical & Medical Microbiology

The microbial mystery at the Hungarian power plant

Dr Erika Tóth, of Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, was approached by the staff of a Hungarian power plant with an unusual request. The ultrapure water (UPW) purification system that produces the water used in the power plant’s cooling system was no longer supplying UPW in adequate quantities. 627 more words

Environmental Microbiology

Breastfeeing infants and toddlers could lead to better health through healthy bacteria



Breastfeeding until at least nine months of age increases prevalence in the gastrointestinal tract of Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria, species which are known to contribute to development of a healthy immune system, according to a paper describing the establishment of the intestinal microbiota during the first three years of life. 372 more words

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