Saturday 20 December, 2014

Sweaty hands corrode bacteria-fighting brass in an hour

According to researchers from University of Leicester, sweat can cause corrosion of bacteria-protective qualities of brass door-knobs and taps within an hour of contact Continue reading “Sweaty hands corrode bacteria-fighting brass in an hour” »  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, May 29th, 2014
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Diet variation may lower gut bacteria diversity

A rainbow of dishes may satiate your taste buds but they may lower the diversity of bacteria in your gut – making your body vulnerable to a plethora of diseases Continue reading “Diet variation may More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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Cow manure has new antibiotic resistance genes: Study

In a path-breaking research, scientists in the US have found that cow manure is a potential source of new types of antibiotic resistance genes that transfer to bacteria in the soils where food is grown Continue More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
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How flesh-eating bacteria exploded into epidemic

A strain of flesh-eating group may affect you in various ways – some of them fatally – and scientists have now discovered how this bacteria exploded into a worldwide epidemic Continue reading “How More...

By BioNews On Monday, April 14th, 2014
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Gut bacteria linked to alcoholic liver disease

Why is that the severity of alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is not equal in all heavy drinkers? The secret may lie in the the gut flora or what is now known as microbiota Continue reading “Gut bacteria linked More...

Location of registered tick bites via Tekenradar.nl and the number of tick bites per province per 100,000 inhabitants.
By BioNews On Monday, April 15th, 2013
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Large-scale study of preventive antibiotic usage against Lyme disease

At the start of the “Tick Week”, the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment Continue reading “Large-scale study of preventive antibiotic usage against Lyme disease” More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, October 21st, 2012
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There’s medicinal value in stools

A new therapy using donated human stool can treat deadly and Continue reading “There’s medicinal value in stools” »  More...

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By ANI On Sunday, September 30th, 2012
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Antibiotics may be behind spread of superbug MRSA

Overuse of antibiotics is behind the spread of the superbug MRSA, Continue reading “Antibiotics may be behind spread of superbug MRSA” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, August 16th, 2012
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26 species of gut bacteria linked to obesity and metabolic syndrome identified

University of Maryland researchers have identified 26 species of bacteria in the human gut microbiota that appear to be linked to obesity and related metabolic complications Continue reading “26 species of More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
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`Friendly` tummy bugs could be key to long and healthy life in elderly

Trillions of “friendly bacteria” that live in the guts of 60-plus people could hold the secret to a healthy old age Continue reading “`Friendly` tummy bugs could be key to long and healthy life in elderly” More...