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Genetically engineered plasmid can be used to fight antimicrobial resistance

Researchers have engineered a plasmid to remove an antibiotic resistance gene from the Enterococcus faecalis bacterium, an accomplishment that could lead to new methods for combating antibiotic resistance. Researchers have engineered a plasmid to remove an antibiotic resistance gene from the Enterococcus faecalis bacterium, an accomplishment that could lead to new methods for combating antibiotic … More Genetically engineered plasmid can be used to fight antimicrobial resistance

Transplanted brain stem cells survive without anti-rejection drugs in mice

By exploiting a feature of the immune system, researchers open the door for stem cell transplants to repair the brain. In experiments in mice, researchers say they have developed a way to successfully transplant certain protective brain cells without the need for lifelong anti-rejection drugs. A report on the research, published Sept. 16 in the … More Transplanted brain stem cells survive without anti-rejection drugs in mice

Growing citrus disease bacteria in the lab

Being able to grow the elusive and poorly understood bacterium, Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas), will make it easier for researchers to find treatments for the disease that has destroyed millions of acres of orange, grapefruit and lemon groves around the world and has devastated the citrus industry in Florida. Washington State University researchers have for … More Growing citrus disease bacteria in the lab

Proteomics of Single Mouse Brain Slices

Mouse brain slices are widely used in neurological research. Scientists have long been interested in using these samples to understand proteome changes in response to neuroactive compounds. However, the protein extraction yield from brain slices is usually too low for protein analysis. In this case study, researchers demonstrated a two-phase extraction method that allows brain … More Proteomics of Single Mouse Brain Slices

Helping bacteria be better friends

Engineering multiple bacterial strains reverses antagonistic interactions and results in more balanced consortia Bacteria, like people, have complicated relationships. A group of researchers was able to engineer the genomes of 4 species of gut bacteria to make them rely on each other for essential nutrients rather than competing for them, and the whole community was … More Helping bacteria be better friends

New way to test for drug resistant infections

Scientists have developed a method to test whether an infection is resistant to common antibiotics Scientists have modified an antibiotic from the beta-lactam family so that it can be attached to a sensor, enabling them to detect the presence of bacteria resistant to treatment. Scientists have developed a method to test whether an infection is … More New way to test for drug resistant infections

CRISPR-Cas9 successfully reverses type 2 diabetes in mice

Researchers at Hanyang University, South Korea, have used the gene-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 to treat obesity and type 2 diabetes in mice, a development that could eventually benefit humans. The therapy specifically reduced fat tissue and reversed obesity-related metabolic disease in the animals. Jee Young Chung and colleagues say the technique could one day be used … More CRISPR-Cas9 successfully reverses type 2 diabetes in mice

Disease-causing bacteria compete with human hosts for key micronutrient, study shows

New research from a University of Florida microbiologist shows that disease-causing bacteria compete with their human hosts for a key micronutrient. Although queuine (pronounced KYOO-in) has been identified as essential to human health – a 2018 study by Bruce Ames referred to it as a “longevity vitamin” – much is still unknown about the compound … More Disease-causing bacteria compete with human hosts for key micronutrient, study shows

How microbes generate and use their energy to grow

Researchers have shed light on how bacteria and baker’s yeast generate and use their energy to grow. Knowing about cells’ energy use is essential for industrial biotech processes. How do cells generate and use energy? This question might seem simple, but the answer is far from simple. Furthermore, knowing how microbial cell factories consume energy … More How microbes generate and use their energy to grow

U of T scientists create antibodies with enormous potential for regenerative medicine

Our body makes antibodies to fight infections. But the synthetic versions of these molecules could hold the key to stimulating the body’s ability to regenerate. The findings come from a decade-long collaboration between the teams of Sachdev Sidhu, a professor in the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, and Stephane Angers, Associate Dean of … More U of T scientists create antibodies with enormous potential for regenerative medicine