Category Archives: Microbiology

HSV-1 infection (herpes) is associated with colonic nerve damage in mice — Might this explain reports of constipation and urinary retention in humans similarly infected with that — or other members of the herpes virus family? Comments Off on HSV-1 infection (herpes) is associated with colonic nerve damage in mice — Might this explain reports of constipation and urinary retention in humans similarly infected with that — or other members of the herpes virus family?

Types of gut microbiota in mice may negatively affect neuro myelination — as well induce depressive-like behaviors — this clever experiment might eventually lead to significant medical advances Comments Off on Types of gut microbiota in mice may negatively affect neuro myelination — as well induce depressive-like behaviors — this clever experiment might eventually lead to significant medical advances

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study Mar Gacias, Sevasti Gaspari, Patricia Mae-Santos, Sabrina Tamburini, Monica Andrade, Fan Zang, Nan Shen, Vladimir Tolstikov, Michael A Kiebish, Jeffrey L Dupree, Venetia Zachariou, Jose C Clemente, and Patrizia Casaccia, Microbiota-driven transcriptional changes in prefrontal cortex override genetic differences in social behavior, eLife, DOI: 10.7554/eLife.13442 (20 April […]

Florida red tides (Karenia brevis) appear sustainable — only when Gulf of Mexico’s Loop Current is in its northern position Comments Off on Florida red tides (Karenia brevis) appear sustainable — only when Gulf of Mexico’s Loop Current is in its northern position

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study Maze, M.J. Olascoaga, and L. Brand, Historical analysis of environmental conditions during Florida Red Tide, Harmful Algae 50: 1-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.hal.2015.10.003 (December 2015) Citation — to press release Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, Ocean Current in Gulf of Mexico Linked to Red Tide, University of […]

Mechanism for bactericidal effect of some blue and green clays discovered Comments Off on Mechanism for bactericidal effect of some blue and green clays discovered

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study Keith D. Morrison, Rajeev Misra, and Lynda B. Williams, Unearthing the Antibacterial Mechanism of Medicinal Clay: A Geochemical Approach to Combating Antibiotic Resistance, Scientific Reports 6: 19043, DOI: 10.1038/srep19043 (08 January 2016) Citation — to press release Robert Burnham, ASU scientists discover how blue and green clays […]

Does heavy metal water contamination lead to antibiotic resistance? — a study of closed areas of the Savannah River (USA) drainage reportedly implies so Comments Off on Does heavy metal water contamination lead to antibiotic resistance? — a study of closed areas of the Savannah River (USA) drainage reportedly implies so

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study V. McArthur , D. E. Fletcher, R. Cary Tuckfield, and C. Baker-Austin, Patterns of Multi-Antibiotic-Resistant Escherichia Coli from Streams with No History of Antimicrobial Inputs, Microbial Ecology, DOI: 10.1007/s00248-015-0678-4 (online first, 03 November 2015) Citation — to press release Vicky L. Sutton-Jackson, UGA ecologist finds another cause […]