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Microbiota Metabolite Indole Inhibits Salmonella Virulence, Study Reveals

Researchers investigated the effect of indole exposure on  Salmonella  virulence and infection. A competitive index test was used to compare the fitness of indole-treated and non-treated  Salmonella  in infecting mice. In addition, the effect of indole on other Salmonella functions important for infection such as motility, invasion, intracellular survival, and SPI-1 gene expression was also investigated.

Self-harm after Release from Prison Increased

A new study reported that with the global imprisonment rate increasing annually, the extent to which the burden of self-harm is concentrated in prisons is also likely to be increasing. The burden of self-harm and suicide in prison is considerable; a study from the UK estimated that the annual prevalence of self-harm in prisons was 5–6% in men and 20–24% in women.

42 Million Protein Molecules In A Simple Cell; Scientists Reveal

Researchers from the University of Toronto's Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, they revealed that there are some 42 million protein molecules in a simple cell. Analyzing data from almost two dozen large studies of protein abundance in yeast cells, the team could produce for the first-time reliable estimates for the number of molecules for each protein. The study published in the journal Cell Systems.

Plague: Are amoebae safe harbors?

Amoebae, single-celled organisms common in soil, water, and grade-school science classrooms, may play a key role in the survival and spread of deadly plague bacteria. New research shows that plague bacteria, Yersinia pestis, not only survive but thrive and replicate once ingested by an amoeba. The discovery could help scientists understand why plague outbreaks can smolder, stay dormant for years, and re-emerge with a vengeance.