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Studies from University of Copenhagen Reveal New Findings on Bacterial Infections

June 6, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Fresh data on Bacterial Infections are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Copenhagen, Denmark, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Bacteria form surface-attached biofilm communities in nature. In contrast to free-living cells, bacterial cells within biofilms resist sanitizers and antimicrobials."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of Copenhagen, "While building biofilms, cells physiologically adapt to sustain the otherwise lethal impacts of a variety of environmental stress conditions. In this development, the production and embedding of cells in extracellular polymeric substances plays a key role. Biofilm bacteria can cause a range of problems to food processing including reduced heat-cold transfer, clogging water pipelines, food spoilage and they may cause infections among consumers."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Recent biofilm investigations with the aim of potential control approaches include a combination of bacterial genetics, systems biology, materials and mechanic engineering and chemical biology."

For more information on this research see: Emerging frontiers in detection and control of bacterial biofilms. Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 2014;26():1-6. Current Opinion in Biotechnology can be contacted at: Current Biology Ltd, 84 Theobalds Rd, London WC1X 8RR, England. (Elsevier -; Current Opinion in Biotechnology -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S.Y.E. Tan, University of Copenhagen, Fac Hlth Sci, Costerton Biofilm Center, DK-2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark. Additional authors for this research include S.C. Chew, S.Y.Y. Tan, M. Givskov and L. Yang (see also Bacterial Infections).

Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Denmark, Copenhagen, Bacterial Infections and Mycoses

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