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MOSTLY MICROBES AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Welcome to Mostly Microbes and Infectious Diseases. David Ojcius posts newspaper and journal articles in the broad field of microbiology.

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Live Fast, Die Young? Or Live Cold, Die Old?

Researchers have found that body temperature exerts a greater effect on #lifespan than metabolic rate. #aging #metabolism Researchers from the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, along with collaborators from Wenzhou University and the University of Aberdeen, have found that body temperature exerts a greater effect on lifespan than metabolic rate. In this study, the researchers utilized an unusual situation where metabolic rate

New impact factor for Biomedical Journal is now 4.91 !!

The new (2020) #impactfactor for Biomedical Journal is 4.91. The journal continues to improve. We thank all authors and editors for your contributions! #biomedical #biology #medicine #immunology #cellbiology #development #biochemistry #metabolism #surgery https://www.journals.elsevier.com/biomedical-journal#/

A newly-discovered genus of bacteria that is present in most people

#microbiology #metabolism #bacteriology Researchers led by Patrice Cani, FNRS researcher at University of Louvain (UCLouvain) have studied a bacterium called Subdoligranulum that is almost absent in obese and diabetic people, while systematically present in healthy people. There is as yet only one cultivated strain of this bacterial family available in the world (the only known member of a large family), but unfortunately, it is not the strain that was observed to be decrease

New study shows never before seen nutrient exchanges between algae and bacteria

#microbiology #bacteriology #metabolism Research co-led by Newcastle University has shed new light on important microscopic scale interactions between algae and bacteria predicated on the mutually beneficial exchange of nutrients. The research was carried out at the University of Cambridge and the Nordsim laboratory at the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm by Dr. Hannah Laeverenz Schlogelhofer, now at the University of Exeter, and a team led by Dr. Ottavio Croze,

Watch the video: Current Research in Microbial Sciences

Current Research in Microbial Sciences topics covered include: #Genetics, #metabolism: #bacteria, #fungi, #protozoa, viruses; Environmental #microbiology; Host-microbe interactions; Antimicrobials; Microbial systems biology; #Biofilms; #Microbiota; #virology #environment #coronavirus #COVID19 Current Research in Microbial Sciences (CRMICR) is a new, gold open access journal that specializes in the rapid publication of high quality research in the field of microbiology, the st

Could targeting immunometabolism be a way to control the burden of COVID-19 infection?

This review portrays the metabolic consequences of #COVID19 infection at different stages of the clinical syndrome. It also describes how events can change when patients with metabolic problems are infected and the effects that diet and nutrition might play to influence the outcome of infection. We also discuss the types of maneuvers that could be used to reshape metabolic events and question if this approach could be a practical therapy used alone or in combination with othe

NAD+ can restore age-related muscle deterioration, research finds

Alzheimer's-like protein aggregates are found in the muscle deterioration seen in aging, but the aggregates can be reversed by boosting the levels of NAD+, which turns on the defense systems of mitochondria in cells & restores muscle function. #aging #metabolism #biochemistry https://sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/01/210119114405.htm

Targeting metabolism to influence aging

Glutamine has a host of metabolic functions, including biosynthesis, redox maintenance, and chromatin biology. Drugs are currently available to target glutamine and related metabolism. However, the use of these compounds has been limited by finding appropriate applications because the role of #glutamine in health and disease is still poorly understood. Some studies have pointed to a limited role of glutamine #metabolism in vivo; others have found specific roles in critical ar

What is diabetes mellitus?

Diabetes mellitus is when there's too much glucose, a type of sugar, in the blood. Diabetes mellitus can be split into type 1, type 2, as well as a couple other subtypes, including gestational diabetes and drug-induced diabetes. #diabetes #metabolism

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