Tag Archives: Bacteria

Gut bacteria may damage liver by turning carbs into alcohol

Researchers found that strains of the gut bacterium Klebsiella pneumonia can raise a person’s blood alcohol level in the absence of alcohol consumption. They link this to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in mice and humans. What links carbohydrates and liver damage? Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common condition in which excess fat accumulates… Read More »

Hans Christian Gram: The biologist who helped investigate bacteria

Biologist Hans Christian Gram devised one of the most important staining techniques used in microbiology to identify bacteria under a microscope Health 13 September 2019 By Lilian Anekwe Hans Christian Gram, the pioneering biologist who devised the Gram staining technique for investigating bacteria under the microscopeAlamy Hans Christian Gram, the inventor of the Gram staining… Read More »

How do vaginal bacteria naturally protect against chlamydia?

New research reveals, for the first time, how certain bacteria in the vagina and cervix prime cells to defend against the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). Scientists reveal how vaginal bacteria can protect against chlamydia. Scientists have known for a while that the composition of microbes, or microbiome, in the vagina and cervix can… Read More »

New Weapons Against Cancer: Millions of Bacteria Programmed to Kill

Scientists have used genetically reprogrammed bacteria to destroy tumors in mice. The innovative method one day may lead to cancer therapies that treat the disease more precisely, without the side effects of conventional drugs. The researchers already are scrambling to develop a commercial treatment, but success in mice does not guarantee that this strategy will… Read More »