In tonight’s digest, antimicrobial tolerance in biofilms, oil spills and dolphins, and dog people vs. cat people.
- Review: Molecular mechanisms of antimicrobial tolerance and resistance in bacterial and fungal biofilms – Heleen Van Acker, Patrick Van Dijck, Tom Coenye – Trends in Microbiology – “In this review we discuss three mechanisms that play an important role in biofilm survival: (i) biofilm-specific protection against oxidative stress; (ii) biofilm-specific expression of efflux pumps; and (iii) protection provided by matrix polysaccharides.”
- Amber discovery indicates Lyme disease is older than human race – Science Daily
- Sarasota Researcher Studies Health Of Dolphins Following Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill – Ashley Lopez – WJCT News- “A researcher in Sarasota is helping federal officials figure out whether dolphins were affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.”
- Nature’s publisher launches a new peer-reviewed, online-only journal that will accept descriptions of data sets: Publishing Data – Jef Akst – The Scientist
Dr. Bik’s Picks
- Dog People vs. Cat People: Who’s More Outgoing? More Intelligent? – Rachael Rettner – LiveScience – “Dog people” and “cat people” really do have different personalities, according to a new study.
- I like your genes: People more likely to choose a spouse with similar DNA – Science Daily
- Green Alga not sure what she is getting out of lichen relationship – The Allium