Bacteria navigate on surfaces using a ‘sense of touch’

Many disease-causing bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa crawl on surfaces through a walk-like motility known as “twitching”. Nanometers-wide filaments called type IV pili are known to power twitching, but scientists ignore which sensory signals coordinate the microbes’ movements. Now, EPFL researchers have found that Pseudomonas bacteria use a mechanism similar to our sense of touch…

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New insights into immune responses to malaria

Advanced technologies have been used to solve a long-standing mystery about why some people develop serious illness when they are infected with the malaria parasite, while others carry the infection asymptomatically. An international team used mass cytometry – an in-depth way of characterising individual cells – and machine learning to discover ‘immune signatures’ associated with…

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High school student presents on oral-health impact profile 5: analyzing a private practice adult population’s distribution

Alexandria, Va., USA – Hiba Nasir, Wayzata High School, Plymouth, Minn., presented the poster “Oral-Health Impact Profile 5: Analyzing A Private Practice Adult Population’s Distribution” at the virtual 99th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), held in conjunction with the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental…

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Strategies for disseminating guidance to dentists during the COVID-19 pandemic

Alexandria, Va., USA – Ruth Lipman, American Dental Association (ADA) Science and Research Institute, Chicago, Ill., U.S., presented the poster “Strategies for Disseminating Guidance to Dentists during the COVID-19 Pandemic” at the virtual 99th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), held in conjunction with the 50th Annual Meeting of…

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