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`Vampire` bacteria could serve as living antibiotic for infectious diseases

Scientists have found that a vampire-like bacteria that leeches onto certain other bacteria – including certain human pathogens –could serve as a living antibiotic for a range of infectious diseases Continue reading “`Vampire` bacteria could serve as living antibiotic for infectious diseases” »  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, October 31st, 2011
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Bacteria ‘disabler’ antibiotic silences resistant bugs for good

After 70 years, antibiotics are still the primary treatment for overcoming bacterial infections, but they are becoming less effective against resistant bugs that cause them Continue reading “Bacteria ‘disabler’ More...

By BioNews On Thursday, October 20th, 2011
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Oxygen-breathing life on land began earlier than thought

Oxygen-breathing bacteria may have thrived on land 100 million years earlier than previously thought, new evidence suggests Continue reading “Oxygen-breathing life on land began earlier than thought” More...

By BioNews On Thursday, October 20th, 2011
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Iron ‘likely culprit behind probiotic blocker during active IBD’

A new study has found a scientific ‘design’ for a probiotic that could be used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease Continue reading “Iron ‘likely culprit behind probiotic More...

By BioNews On Thursday, October 20th, 2011
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Oxygen breathing bugs older than thought

Oxygen-breathing bugs thrived on land 100 million years earlier than estimated, according to the latest Continue reading “Oxygen breathing bugs older than thought” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, October 17th, 2011
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Soon, biodegradable plastics to be made with help of microalgae

Scientists have found an alternative method to produce a revolutionary bioplastic that has been traditionally too expensive to produce to replace petroleum-based plastics Continue reading “Soon, biodegradable More...

By BioNews On Monday, October 17th, 2011
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Scientists reveal how superbug turns killer

Researchers have revealed how a common hospital pathogen turns into a deadly superbug, killing more and more patients worldwide Continue reading “Scientists reveal how superbug turns killer” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
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Gonorrhoea turning incurable over increased antibiotic resistance

A UK health agency has warned that a common sexually transmitted disease may become incurable in the future if more effective treatments aren’t found Continue reading “Gonorrhoea turning incurable over increased More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
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Gut bugs have vital bearing on health, immunity

Gut microbes have a vital bearing on our health by producing vitamins, priming our immune system and developing resistance to pathogens Continue reading “Gut bugs have vital bearing on health, immunity” More...

By BioNews On Monday, October 3rd, 2011
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Air shield protects surgical cut from bacterial infections

The FDA has approved a unique medical device meant for reducing surgical-incision site contamination by infection-causing microorganisms Continue reading “Air shield protects surgical cut from bacterial infections” More...