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Bacteria

Kolkata | Feb 13, 2019
IISER Kolkata and McMaster University, Canada, studied a model of coexistence among bacteria

Researchers from IISER Kolkata and McMaster University, Canada, have studied a model of coexistence among bacteria.

General, Science, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Feb 7, 2019
Research by IITB uses silver nanoparticles made with fungus to fight against bacteria

Researchers from IITB, have synthesised silver nanoparticles with antibacterial properties extracted from a type of dung-loving fungi.

General, Science, Engineering, Health, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Feb 4, 2019
Scientists from ICAR-NDRI, Karnal, observed the competition between natural gut bacteria and pathogenic bacteria to produce microbeads that have the potential to fight pathogenic bacteria.

Scientists from ICAR-NDRI, Karnal, have observed the competition between our natural gut bacteria and pathogenic bacteria closely. They have identified some proteins involved in this interaction and have also produced microbeads, embedded with these proteins, that have the potential for oral administration to fight pathogenic bacteria. 

General, Science, Health, Deep-dive
Delhi | Nov 25, 2018
Photo: Annie, Gubbi Labs

Scientists from IIT Delhi have developed a platform to detect bacterial growth using fluorescent carbon nanoparticles.

 

General, Science, Technology, Health, Deep-dive
Sikkim | Nov 2, 2018

The mountainous state of Sikkim and its famous Yumthang hot spring now has another distinction—the abode of Geobacillus yumthangensis, a new species of bacteria. In a recent study, researchers from the Sikkim University, Gangtok, and the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, have isolated a new species of bacteria from the waters of the hot spring.

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Bengaluru | Jul 17, 2018

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, display how a class of toxins, called the pore-forming toxins, work to destroy our cells.

General, Health, Deep-dive
Kharagpur | Apr 10, 2018

Researchers from National Institute of Technology, Durgapur and Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in West Bengal, with support from Department of Biotechnology, Government of India,have shown that the one way to efficiently deal with oil sludge, is to cultivate suitable microbes using nutrients, which then disintegrate the contaminants in the sludge.

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Mumbai | Mar 29, 2018
Photo : Aswin Srivatsav / Research Matters

Have you ever wondered how a tiny bacterium enters your body from the surroundings and causes havoc? A simple explanation could be that it enters your body when you take in the contaminated air or water or through contact. But, how exactly does it move around once inside the body, or even in air or water? It does so in two ways; it either wiggles around with the help of flagellum—a lash-like appendage that protrudes from the body, or uses its body weight (specifically, its head) to propel itself. So what path does it trace when it moves?

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Pilani | Jan 24, 2018

Scientists from Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani, uncover the mechanism behind how plants tolerate and grow in soils with high salt content. The study also explore the role of the bacteria Enterobacter cloacae, which is a known plant growth promoting rhizobacteria.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Kolkata | Nov 10, 2017
Photo : Aswin Srivatsav T / Research Matters

‘Riboswitches’ like the name suggests are like on and off switches for genes. These are present in all living things, from the smallest bacteria to the largest trees. Scientists from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata have sequences the genomes of 2785 bacteria to understand their function and origin.

General, Science