Article - 18 May 2010
Bacteria readily adhere on all types of surfaces and form biofilms. The biofilm protects the colonizing microorganisms and thus, bacteria in a biofilm can be several orders of magnitude more resistant...
News - 30 Jun 2009
Researchers at the University
of Michigan have devised a microscale tool to help them understand the mechanical
behavior of biofilms, slimy colonies of bacteria involved in most human...
News - 19 Sep 2014
For most people biofilms conjure up images of slippery stones in a streambed and dirty drains. While there are plenty of "bad" biofilms around – they even cause pesky dental plaque and...
News - 12 Mar 2009
Biofilms are everywhere - in dental plaque and ear canals, on contact lenses
and in water pipelines - and the bacteria that make them get more resilient
with age, finds a new study in FEMS...
News - 31 Oct 2015
At the University of Cologne, biophysicists in the lab of Professor Berenike Maier were now able to show how differential mechanical forces can lead to cell sorting in biofilms, thereby determining...
News - 9 Jul 2015
Infectious colonies of bacteria called biofilms that develop on chronic wounds and medical devices can cause serious health problems and are tough to treat. But now scientists have found a way to...
News - 10 Dec 2013
Researchers from IBM and the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology have made a nanomedicine breakthrough in which they converted common plastic materials like polyethylene terephthalate...
News - 18 Jul 2013
Nearly a dozen commercial and industrial scientists – some representing Fortune 500 companies and all possessing advanced degrees – arrived at Montana State University on Monday looking...
News - 30 Apr 2011
By Cameron Chai
According to the Integrated Benefits Institute, people exposed to cleaning chemicals are susceptible to occupational illness and injury. In such a scenario, steam cleaners with...
News - 15 May 2009
Some kinds of bacteria can join forces to form protective communities called
biofilms. These thin layers of bacteria, which grow on the surfaces of medical
implants or directly on tissue in...