November 14, 2017

Today seems unusually quiet. But, a few highlights still stand out. Scientists discover a new mechanism of antibiotic resistance. The HHS in the US released a progress report on fighting against antibiotic resistance. Finally, please enjoy the stunning beauty of microbes under the microscope.


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General microbiology

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* The multiple antibiotic resistance operon of enteric bacteria controls DNA repair and outer membrane integrity – Prateek Sharma et al. – Nature Communications

Press: New mechanisms discovered that bacteria use to protect themselves from antibiotics –

* National Action Plan Drives Progress in Fight Against Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria – Christopher M. Jones – HHS

Na+-induced structural transition of MotPS for stator assembly of the Bacillus flagellar motor – Naoya Terahara et al. – Science Advances

Press: How bacteria get their groove: Mechanism behind flagellar motility – Osaka University – Science Daily

Phages and viruses

Phage Genome Annotation Using the RAST Pipeline – Katelyn McNair et al. – Bacteriophages

Microbes in the news

* Seeing the Beautiful Intelligence of Microbes – John Rennie & Lucy Reading-Ikkanda – Quanta Magazine

FDA Acts to Advance Potential Inhaled Treatment of Resistant Bacteria Tied to Lung Infections – Janet Stewart – Cystic Fibrosis News Today

Strong Evidence Emerging That Gut Microbiome Is a Key Variable in Immunotherapy Efficacy – Theodore Bosworth – Medscape

How the Gut Microbiome Affects Outcomes in HIV – Jeannette Y. Wick – Special Pharmacy Times

Microbes on the market

With a grain of salt: Would you put bacteria on your face? This brand thinks you should – Victoria Hall – Telegraph


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