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Fungi: Another tool in bacteria\’s belt?

Bacteria and fungi are remarkably mobile. Now researchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered that the two organisms enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship to aid them in that movement — and their survival. Fungal spores can attach themselves to bacteria, \”hitching a ride\” wherever the bacteria travel. And while this allows them to travel further […] … learn more→

Smart swarms of bacteria inspire robotics researchers

Much to humans\’ chagrin, bacteria have superior survival skills. Their decision-making processes and collective behaviors allow them to thrive and even spread efficiently in difficult environments. Now researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed a computational model that better explains how bacteria move in a swarm — and this model can be applied to man-made […] … learn more→

Sheffield experts shine a light on the detection of bacterial infection

Researchers at the University of Sheffield have developed polymers that fluoresce in the presence of bacteria, paving the way for the rapid detection and assessment of wound infection using ultra-violet light. When contained in a gel and applied to a wound, the level of fluorescence detected will alert clinicians to the severity of infection. The […] … learn more→