Your Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm may vary - depending on where it turns up


The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa adapts its biofilm form depending on the infectious site where it is found, potentially affecting antibiotic sensitivity, according to new research being presented at the Letters in Applied Microbiology ECS Research Symposium today.

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New test spots seafood pathogen in just 30 minutes

Researchers have developed a groundbreaking point-of-care detection method for Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a bacterium responsible for a significant number of foodborne illnesses.

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Sewage overflows linked to increase in gastrointestinal illnesses


A new study suggests the risk of people developing acute gastrointestinal illness is significantly higher in Massachusetts communities that border the Merrimack River in the four days following extreme combined sewer overflows.