Tag Archives: Bacteria

Discovery by Canadian researchers of how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics could lead to more effective drugs

Ontario researchers say they have discovered how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics, a finding they say could help combat the growing problem. Maikel Rheinstadter, a physics professor with McMaster University in Hamilton, and Andree Khondker, an undergraduate biochemistry student, said they found bacteria fight off antibiotics by stiffening their cell membranes and changing the barrier’s… Read More »

Could Gut Bacteria Be Linked to Dementia Risk?

For the study, Dr. Naoki Saji and colleagues at the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology in Obu, Aichi, Japan, analyzed stool samples from 128 older adults — with and without dementia. In general, the investigators found, dementia patients had higher concentrations of certain compounds — including ammonia, indole and phenol — but lower levels… Read More »

Bacteria And You

Do you envision a germ free world?  Sorry it will never happen. The reason is that bacteria are everywhere. Some are harmless, some are beneficial and some are dangerous. Think about this. Your body is comprised of about 30 trillion cells. That is a big number, but it is estimated that there are about 39… Read More »