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Thousands of microbes in house dust
The dust in our homes contains an average of 9,000 different types of fungi and bacteria, a study suggests.
Microbiology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015, 7:47am
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The Bacteria That Turn Amoebas Into Farmers
Most people think of bacteria as germs, signs of filth, or unwanted bringers of disease. Slowly, that view …
Microbiology
Source: National Geographic
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015, 9:05am
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Can You Protect Your Tummy From Traveler's Diarrhea?
There are about as many myths and misconceptions about traveler's diarrhea as there are names for it, such as Delhi belly and Montezuma's revenge. We're here to explain what actually will help.
Microbiology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Friday, Aug 07, 2015, 9:13am
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Australians lead research into decoding genetic make-up of deadly superbug
International team spends 10 years making inroads into treatment of bacterium which kills up to half of those it infects
Microbiology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015, 9:26am
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11 Reasons to Love Bacteria, Fungi and Spores
From medicines to jet fuel, we have so many reasons to celebrate the microbes we live with every day
Microbiology
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Friday, Jun 19, 2015, 9:12am
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Single-celled creature hunts with its complex eye like a sniper
It doesn't even have a brain, but a type of plankton seems to use the smallest camera-like eye to catch nearly invisible prey using polarised light
Microbiology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015, 8:38am
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Unregulated faecal transplants could squander gut-bug promise
The case for using gut bugs to cure diseases is strong, but transplanting gut microbes for diseases that there's no proof it helps risks halting medicine's march
Microbiology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 04, 2015, 5:57pm
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CDC Investigates Live Anthrax Shipments
The chief disease agency in the U.S. is looking into why the spores shipped to laboratories in nine states and a military base in South Korea hadn't been properly neutralized. So far no one is sick.
Microbiology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Friday, May 29, 2015, 12:43pm
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Doctors prescribing antibiotics for gonorrhea that no longer work
GPs give patients ciprofloxacin, which has not been recommended since 2005, raising fears that drug-resistant forms of sexually transmitted disease will spread
Microbiology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, May 29, 2015, 12:43pm
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Food bug 'found in 73% of chickens'
Nearly three-quarters of fresh shop-bought chickens test positive for food poisoning bug campylobacter in year-long study.
Microbiology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8:05am
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As Antibiotic Resistance Spreads, WHO Plans Strategy To Fight It
The problem has gotten so bad that some doctors are pondering a "post-antibiotic world." The World Health Organization says countries need to boost surveillance for resistance and develop new drugs.
Microbiology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:24am
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FDA Wants To Pull Back The Curtain, Slightly, On Farm Antibiotics
The Food and Drug Administration wants to know which farm animals are getting treated most heavily. But the FDA's proposal still falls short of the best European data practices.
Microbiology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:50am
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Vital antibiotics research needs radical new incentives
Pharmaceutical companies aren't developing antibiotics because there is little profit to be had – cue a radical solution to the problem
Microbiology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 8:02am
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'Home-brew' morphine from brewer's yeast now possible: study
Home-brewing could soon take on a more dangerous twist: Scientists have engineered brewer's yeast to synthesize opioids such as codeine and morphine from a common sugar, an international team reported on Monday.
Microbiology
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 8:20am
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$2bn antibiotic research fund urged
The global pharmaceutical industry is being called on to pay for a $2bn innovation fund to revitalise research into antibiotics.
Microbiology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Thursday, May 14, 2015, 9:58am
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Can The Microbes You Leave Behind Be Used to Identify You?
When you touch a surface, you leave behind fingerprints—distinctive swirling patterns of oils that reveal your identity. You …
Microbiology
Source: National Geographic
Posted on: Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 8:10am
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Missing Link Microbes May Help Explain How Single Cells Became Us
Near a field of deep sea vents between Norway and Greenland, scientists discovered the DNA of microbes that seem to be primitive archaea, but with a lot more genes — typical of complicated creatures.
Microbiology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, May 07, 2015, 9:44am
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Sequencing finds listeria in unlikely places
Pilot program uses whole-genome sequencing to identify previously unknown outbreaks
Microbiology
Source: Science
Posted on: Tuesday, May 05, 2015, 10:39am
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Life after death: the science of human decomposition
Far from being dead, a rotting human corpse is the cornerstone of a complex ecosystem. A better understanding of this ecosystem could have direct applications in forensic science
Microbiology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, May 05, 2015, 10:39am
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Microbes play villainous role in Arctic climate change
Not all living creatures are victims of climate change – some are actively helping to raise temperatures and melt ice
Microbiology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015, 8:19am
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An unexpected microbe is killing organ transplant patients
Study fingers bacteria that cause lethal increase in ammonia levels
Microbiology
Source: Science
Posted on: Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015, 2:12pm
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Despite Attempted Curbs, Animal Antibiotic Use in US Still Increasing
On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration released a vital set of numbers about the routine use of antibiotics …
Microbiology
Source: National Geographic
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 16, 2015, 8:09am
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Life below Antarctic ice survives on ancient forests
The fossils of marine organisms and Antarctica's former forests are today supporting the extreme microbial community of a subglacial lake
Microbiology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 09, 2015, 8:08am
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Here’s Why Drug-Resistant Bacteria Could Spread Globally
Two genes responsible for building up drug-resistance can easily be shared between a family of bacteria
Microbiology
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Thursday, Mar 26, 2015, 8:35am
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Ancient bacteria found in hunter-gatherer guts
Find may be the result of a nonindustrialized diet
Microbiology
Source: Science
Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015, 7:39am
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Sandia Labs Develops Safer, Smaller Anthrax Test
Engineers have come up with a credit-card-sized test for the presence of anthrax bacteria. They believe the new test will make it harder for terrorists to get their hands on the deadly bacteria.
Microbiology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015, 7:39am
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Modified E. coli spin fibres as tough as spider silk
Bacteria with added spider genes have made molecules that can be combined to create strands that are less strong but more elastic than a spider's silk
Microbiology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Mar 06, 2015, 9:10am
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Why California's Superbug Outbreak Isn't As Scary As It Seems
The outbreak of drug-thwarting bacteria that contributed to the deaths of two patients at a UCLA hospital isn't likely to spread further, doctors say. Still, drug resistance is trouble nationwide.
Microbiology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Friday, Feb 20, 2015, 7:51am
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Life May Have Thrived on Earth 3.2 Billion Years Ago, Study Says
Scientists had previously thought the earliest ecosystems were clinging on to an essentially uninhabitable planet
Microbiology
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015, 9:31am
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Sticky tape perfect for DIY nanotech to kill bacteria
Just peel and soak in the right solution to turn transparent adhesive tape into a nanoparticle film that kills bugs or even conducts electricity
Microbiology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Feb 13, 2015, 7:25am
Rating: | Views: 175 | Comments: 0
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