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 - 3 Dec 2007
Stevens Institute of Technology recently received a research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the project, “Functional Polymers Modified Surfaces with Biofilm Sensitizing...
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...
Article - 11 Aug 2017
Biofilms consists of a collective group of microorganisms that attach to each other or to a surface such as bacteria and the extracellular matrix secreted by the organisms.
News - 23 Aug 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 percent" of...
News - 26 Apr 2016
A new anti-biofilm nano coating has been developed by a group of researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). The newly developed coating has remarkable anti-adhesive potential, and may...
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 - 21 May 2015
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Kent State University's Min-Ho Kim, Ph.D., assistant professor of biological sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, a $1,842,350...