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Jekyll and Hyde bacteria aids or kills, depending on chance

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Living in the guts of worms are seemingly innocuous bacteria that contribute to their survival. With a flip of a switch, however, these same bacteria transform from harmless microbes into deadly insecticides. In the current issue of Science, Michigan State University researchers led a study that revealed how a bacteria flips a DNA switch to go from an upstanding community member in the gut microbiome to deadly killer in insect blood.
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Gut Microbes May Foster Heart Disease

Academics / General Science : Wired Science (3 years ago)

Even the best of friends can be heartbreakers. Friendly bacteria living in the intestines may contribute to heart disease just by helping digest dietary fats. Bacteria that break down a fat found in meat, dairy and some fish set off... Read Post

Uranium munching microbes

Academics / General Science : Watts Up With That? (3 years ago)

From Michigan State University Microbes generate electricity while cleaning up nuclear waste EAST LANSING, Mich. — Researchers at Michigan State University have unraveled the mystery of how microbes generate electricity while cleani... Read Post

DNA Turns On And Off Leading To Jekyll And Hyde Bacteria

Health : Medical News Today (2 years ago)

Living in the guts of worms are seemingly innocuous bacteria that contribute to their survival. With a flip of a switch, however, these same bacteria transform from harmless microbes into deadly insecticides. In Science, Michigan St... Read Post


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