The report describes development of a group of powerful compounds, called N-acylated homoserine lactone (AHL) analogues that are effective against a broad-range of bacterial types, including those that cause diseases in humans. These compounds are some of the most potent synthetic modulators of quorum sensing identified to date, they say. In addition to showing promise for fighting antibiotic-resistant infections, the compounds may help prevent the growth of biofilms that foul medical implants and cause tooth decay and gum disease, the scientists note.
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Learning the Language of Bacteria
David R. Spring, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Declining water levels in the Great Lakes may signal global warming
Environmental Science & Technology
Researchers in Michigan report new evidence that water levels in the Great Lakes, which are near record low levels, may be shrinking due to global warming. Their study, which examines water level data for Lakes Michigan and Huron over more than a century, is scheduled for the Dec. 15 issue of ACS Environmental Science & Technology, a semi-monthly journal.
In the new study, Craig Stow and colleagues point out that water levels in the Great Lakes, which supply drinking water to more than 40 million U.S. and Canadian residents, have fluctu
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