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Scientists Want To Trick The Gut Into Burning Fat Without Food
Researchers say they've discovered a way to jump-start fat-burning by switching on the digestion process without the presence of food. So far, it has only been tested in mice.
Microbiology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Feb 05, 2015, 1:02pm
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This Nano Skin Could Let Us Watch Life at the Smallest Scales
By dipping live specimens in a chemical concoction, scientists are able to keep them alive in the vacuum conditions normally required for field emission scanning electron microscopy.
Microbiology
Source: Wired
Posted on: Thursday, Jan 29, 2015, 8:11am
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Why Dump Treated Wastewater When You Could Make Beer With It?
An Oregon company has developed a high-tech process for turning sewage into pure drinking water. Now it's asking the state for permission to give its recycled water to a group of home brewers.
Microbiology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015, 1:05pm
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Why is the Hong Kong coast glowing an eerie blue?
Along the seashore, harmful blooms caused by an organism called Sea Sparkle choke ecosystems but look positively enchanting
Microbiology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Friday, Jan 23, 2015, 10:36am
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Scientists Give Genetically Modified Organisms A Safety Switch
By making E. coli dependent on an artificial amino acid, scientists hope to show that engineered organisms can be safer and more useful for industrial processes like drug production.
Microbiology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Jan 22, 2015, 8:05am
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Citizen scientists sift soil for new antibiotics
Volunteers around the world are helping researchers hunt for earth-dwelling bacteria that could yield a much-need antibiotic breakthrough
Microbiology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015, 9:13am
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Can the Microbiome Mutiny?
It’s an ugly fact of life that getting old means getting infections. Old people get attacked more by …
Microbiology
Source: National Geographic
Posted on: Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015, 7:37am
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Scientists developing Teflon for bacteria
The cheap nanotech solution could be used to create bacteria-resistant metals for hospitals and food processing plants
Microbiology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015, 7:49am
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'Game-changing' antibiotic find
The decades-long drought in the search for new antibiotics to tackle drug-resistant infections could be over, after a breakthrough by US scientists.
Microbiology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Wednesday, Jan 07, 2015, 12:46pm
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Volcanic iron delayed explosion of life on Earth
Ancient microbes churned out oxygen for half a billion years before it reached levels adequate for complex life. A glut of iron may explain why it took so long
Microbiology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Jan 06, 2015, 10:10am
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Cholera Bacteria Kill Each Other With Spears To Steal DNA
The Highlander film series is about a race of immortal warriors who try to behead each other with …
Microbiology
Source: National Geographic
Posted on: Friday, Jan 02, 2015, 7:56am
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9 Amazing and Gross Things Scientists Discovered About Microbes This Year
We can’t see them, but they are all around us. On us. In us. Our personal microbes have us outnumbered by orders of magnitude, but scientists are only beginning to understand how they influence our health and other aspects of our lives. It’s an increasingly hot area of science, though, and this past year saw lots of interesting developments.
Microbiology
Source: Wired
Posted on: Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014, 8:46am
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When Threatened By Worms, Bacteria Summon Killer Fungi
When you’re the size of a human, you worry about lions and tigers and bears. But if you’re …
Microbiology
Source: National Geographic
Posted on: Friday, Dec 19, 2014, 8:07am
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Some of the Most Beautiful Things in Nature Come in the Tiniest of Packages
The winners of the 2014 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition capture a rat brain, the mouthparts of a vampire moth and other small wonders
Microbiology
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014, 7:37am
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Life from 'deepest drill' revealed
Tiny microbes uncovered by the deepest-ever marine drilling expedition are analysed by scientists to see how they can survive under the seabed.
Microbiology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014, 1:12pm
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Contaminomics: Why Some Microbiome Studies May Be Wrong
You’ve got a group of people with a mysterious disease, and you suspect that some microbe might be …
Microbiology
Source: National Geographic
Posted on: Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014, 8:51am
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Our gut bugs evolved with us as we split from chimps
Humans harbour different, less diverse gut flora than our nearest relatives, which makes sense in light of our diet but could have a health downside
Microbiology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Nov 05, 2014, 7:54am
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40 Years of the World’s Best Microscope Photos
Every year, Nikon selects the most artful, scientifically enlightening and skillfully produced images from thousands of submissions for its Small World microscope photography contest. Tomorrow, another set of impressive winners will be announced for the contest’s 40th year.
Microbiology
Source: Wired
Posted on: Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014, 8:11am
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Scientists Fight For Superbug Research As U.S. Pauses Funding
Frustrated scientists argued Wednesday that making nasty viruses even worse in the lab provides crucial insight into preventing pandemics. Others say it just ups the risk a lab germ will start one.
Microbiology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Oct 23, 2014, 9:47am
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A Flood of Borrowed Genes at the Origins of Tiny Extremists
We love origin stories. When we see successful groups of animals and plants, we wonder where they came …
Microbiology
Source: National Geographic
Posted on: Thursday, Oct 16, 2014, 8:52am
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Barrier-breaking microscopy methods that revealed cell's inner life win Nobel
Super-resolved fluorescence microscopy offers scientists a look at living nanoscale objects
Microbiology
Source: Science
Posted on: Wednesday, Oct 08, 2014, 9:01am
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If the World Started Over, Would Life Evolve the Same Way?
In his fourth-floor lab at Harvard University, Michael Desai has created hundreds of identical worlds in order to watch evolution at work. Each of his meticulously controlled environments is home to a separate strain of baker’s yeast.
Microbiology
Source: Wired
Posted on: Friday, Oct 03, 2014, 9:27am
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Soil Doctors Hit Pay Dirt In Manhattan's Central Park
The urban oasis boasts about 170,000 different types of microbes, recent dirt samples show. That diversity is comparable to a tropical rain forest. About 2,000 species are found only in the park.
Microbiology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Oct 02, 2014, 9:51am
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Gut Bacteria Still Get Fed When Hosts Are Too Sick to Eat
For bacteria, the mammalian gut is like Shangri-La. It’s warm and consistently so, sheltered from the environment, and …
Microbiology
Source: National Geographic
Posted on: Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014, 2:36pm
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Novel antibiotic class created
Scientists have designed a new class of antibiotic which seeks and destroys resistance genes in bacteria.
Microbiology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014, 10:20am
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Superbugs meet their match in rapid genome sequencing
Close to real-time tracking of deadly superbugs such as MRSA promises to close down outbreaks faster and save lives
Microbiology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Sep 12, 2014, 12:00pm
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Tiny buckybombs could make bacteria explode
Nanoscale explosives made from spherical carbon molecules could fight off a bacterial or viral army
Microbiology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Sep 04, 2014, 7:44am
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Scientists use E.coli bacteria to create fossil fuel alternative
British and Finnish scientists have found a way of generating renewable propane using a bacterium widely found in the human intestine and say the finding is a step to commercial production of a fuel that could one day be an alternative to fossil fuel reserves.
Microbiology
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Wednesday, Sep 03, 2014, 7:56am
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Moving home? Your microbes will make the trip too
Families have identifiable collections of microbes that travel with them. It can take just 24 hours for the microbes to take over a new house
Microbiology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Aug 29, 2014, 8:33am
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Scientists Discover Microbes in a Subglacial Antarctic Lake
It could help point to the possibilities of life on other planets
Microbiology
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 21, 2014, 8:01am
Rating: | Views: 137 | Comments: 0
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