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...
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=2599 | 18 May 2010
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...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=12343 | 30 Jun 2009
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...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=31098 | 19 Sep 2014
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...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=10375 | 12 Mar 2009
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...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=28951 | 10 Dec 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...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=27863 | 18 Jul 2013
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...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=22334 | 30 Apr 2011
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...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=11525 | 15 May 2009
Bacterial decay was once viewed as fossilization's mortal enemy, but new
research suggests bacterial biofilms may have actually helped preserve the fossil
record's most vulnerable stuff --...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=8868 | 24 Nov 2008
Montana State University
scientist Darla Goeres knows that there is more than one way to grow a biofilm,
a fact that she uses to make sure that when a product claims it kills "99...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=7299 | 23 Aug 2008