Salmonella typhimurium is a pathogenic bacterium that causes food-borne infections in humans. Researchers from the Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Faridabad, find that Salmonella globally alters a post-translational protein modification called Sumoylation in infected cells and manipulates the host cell’s intracellular transport machinery.
The gut microbiome plays a critical role in regulating human metabolism and health. Bug Speaks, a new initiative by the bioinformatics company Leucine Rich Bio, aims to utilize information gleaned from assessing the gut microbiome to predict disease susceptibility and provide personalized health recommendations.
The last two hundred years have seen seven cholera pandemics and multiple regional outbreaks. Now, a new study from researchers at Vidyasagar University, West Bengal, explores how Vibrio cholerae, the comma-shaped bacterium which causes cholera, uses flagella and quorum sensing mechanisms to survive and form biofilms, which increase disease spread and enhance the potential for epidemics.
Scientists show vitamin C can improve efficacy of TB medication and reduce the time needed for recovery.
Scientists studying saliva of Indians find a thriving community of microbes in it. Though most of these are common to globally observed members of the oral microbiome, a few bacteria are exclusive to the Indian population.
A team of researchers from Mumbai have recently shown how Group B Streptococci (GBS)—bacteria frequently associated with premature deliveries—could be causing pre-term births.
A research study from ACTREC, Mumbai, adds crucial information to what we already know about gallbladder cancer.