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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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Using bacteria to stop malaria

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (last year)

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Mosquitoes are deadly efficient disease transmitters. Research conducted at Michigan State University, however, demonstrates that they also can be equally adept in curing diseases such as malaria. read more Read Post

Microbes help hyenas communicate via scent

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 years ago)

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Bacteria in hyenas' scent glands may be the key controllers of communication. The results, featured in the current issue of Scientific Reports, show a clear relationship between the diversity of hyena clans and... 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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