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Roads play major role in spread of antibiotic resistant superbugs

A new study has revealed that roads play a major role in the spread or contamination of antibiotic resistant bacteria, commonly known as superbugs Continue reading “Roads play major role in spread of antibiotic resistant superbugs” »  More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
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Now, hide secret messages in bacteria

Scientists have developed a new method called steganography by printed arrays of microbes (SPAM) that allows secret messages to be hidden in genetically engineered bacteria Continue reading “Now, hide secret More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
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Anti-malarial strategies ‘can substantially cut deadly bacteraemia cases’

A new study has indicated that interventions targeting malaria, such as insecticide-treated bed nets, anti-malarial drugs and mosquito control, could substantially reduce cases of bacteraemia, which kill hundreds More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
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How yeast cells infect and colonize human body

Researchers from Imperial College London have found out how yeast cells identify and attach to human tissue in order to colonise it and cause an infection Continue reading “How yeast cells infect and colonize More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
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How microbes clean up uranium from groundwater

G. sulfurreducens, a species of Geobacter bacteria, has an extraordinary ability to remove uranium from contaminated groundwater Continue reading “How microbes clean up uranium from groundwater” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
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Today’s plague pathogen was also the cause of ‘Black Death’ 600 yrs ago

A team of German and Canadian scientists has shown that today’s plague pathogen was also responsible for the Black Death Continue reading “Today’s plague pathogen was also the cause of ‘Black Death’ More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
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Bacteria in Panda poop may help in the making of biofuels

Scientists have revealed that Panda poop contains bacteria, which could break down plant material in the way needed to tap biomass as a major new source of “biofuels” Continue reading “Bacteria in Panda More...

By BioNews On Thursday, August 25th, 2011
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Latest cholera pandemic originated from Bay of Bengal

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have tracked the spread of the five-decades-old seventh (latest) cholera pandemic back to the Bay of Bengal Continue reading “Latest cholera pandemic originated More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
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Deadly bugs lurk in raw vegetables

Germs like E. coli and Salmonella lurk in raw vegetables, where it might not be possible to remove them Continue reading “Deadly bugs lurk in raw vegetables” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
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Baker’s yeast may cure fatal fungal infections

A new study has found that simple baker’s yeast protects against the fatal fungal infection, aspergillosis, when injected in mice Continue reading “Baker’s yeast may cure fatal fungal infections” More...