Research Highlights: The Effect of Oral Bacteria to the Vaginal Microbiome

Image Source: https://www.hgsc.bcm.edu/fusobacterium-nucleatum-atcc10953 Original Article: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000788 Bacteria are normally present in healthy vaginas. Imbalances of the various types of bacteria in the vagina can lead to an infection called bacterial vaginosis (BV). Women with BV are more likely to be populated by possible pathogens which includes Fusobacterium nucleatum. Fusobacterium nucleatum is an oral commensal pathogen … Continue reading Research Highlights: The Effect of Oral Bacteria to the Vaginal Microbiome

The Case Study of the Environmental Superbug: Pedobacter

Source: https://pixabay.com/users/nadya_il-255099/ Meet Pedobacter, a gram-negative bacteria mostly found in soil (Shaya, 2006). Although these species are mainly separated from soils, it can be found also in drinking water, certain seafood, refrigerated food, decayed organic material, glaciers, mud, and other extreme environments. Studies have shown that Pedobacter lusitanus, other closely related species, and the genus … Continue reading The Case Study of the Environmental Superbug: Pedobacter