Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Journal of Negative Results- Not All Truths Are Positive I noticed a post about this new journal on a postdoc message board; it’s focused on publishing negative results, with the idea that “…publishing negative findings will help save scientists’ … Continue reading

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A quorum-sensing inhibitor blocks Pseudomonas aeruginosa virulence and biofilm formation

New paper from Bonnie Bassler’s lab identifying a new quorum sensing inhibitor in Pseudomonas that targets the Rhl system and also partially inhibits LasR. Abstract: Quorum sensing is a chemical communication process that bacteria use to regulate collective behaviors. Disabling … Continue reading

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Isolation and partial characterization of bacteria (Pseudoalteromonas sp.) with potential antibacterial activity from a marine costal environment from New Caledonia This paper is likely of most interest to the Small World folks & those interested in isolating new antibiotic producers. … Continue reading

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