UW microbiologists discovered a bacterial toxin that, when engineered, is a key part of a gene editor that can make single-base changes in human mitochondria.
A single dose induced antibodies in young and old animal models. The vaccine's design has advantages of safety, cost, scalability, and storage.
Altering the gut microbiome might become a therapy for improving growth during infancy in cystic fibrosis patients
Large, mobile gene clusters protect against a type of toxic attack by rival bacteria.
Even without symptoms or antibiotic use, these virulent and multi-drug resistant strains are carried in the gut for long time.
National Taiwan University releases Performance Ranking for Scientific Papers for World Universities; UW ranks second in microbiology, fourth in immunology.
Findings point to possibility of new 'anti-evolution drugs' to keep hard-to-treat pathogens from arising.
Toxin Tre1 attacks competing bacteria by a mechanism similar to the way pertussis, cholera and diphtheria toxins target people.
In studies in humans and mice, bacteria confuse the metal gallium for a nutrient, and it works as a Trojan horse to destroy them.
Some nitrogen-fixing microorganisms contain an enzyme for the simultaneous production of ammonia and methane.