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Researchers create a living neon sign


December 20th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) Biologists and bio-engineers have created a living neon sign composed of millions of bacterial cells that periodically light up in unison like blinking bulbs.Their achievement involved ... Read more...

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Human belly button harbours 1,400 bug strains


July 10th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on 1,400 strains of bacteria lurking in the much overlooked part of our anatomy - the navel. North Carolina State University's Belly Button ... Read more...

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Vedic rituals lower water, soil contamination: Scientists


June 9th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The initial findings of a scientific study carried out during the Vedic ritual in Kerala show that the ancient Sanskrit chants, rites and smoke from ... Read more...

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Stress hampers intestinal bacteria making immune system inactive


April 12th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): A new research has indicated that stress not only sends the human immune system into overdrive - but it can also wreak havoc on the trillions of bacteria ... Read more...

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Laser technology to help track E. coli


January 15th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Scientists have turned to a simple, automated method of tracking E. coli, which could reduce the incidence of waterborne disease outbreaks.The technique uses a laser to detect and ... Read more...

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Cranberry juice can block Staph infections


September 2nd, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 2 (ANI): Making a surprising discovery, researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) have found that cranberry juice cocktail blocked a strain of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) from beginning the process ... Read more...

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New lab-on-a-chip sizes up bacteria colonies


July 1st, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) Researchers have devised a micro-scale tool to follow the behaviour of bio-films - those slimy colonies of bacteria causing most infectious diseases. Most bacteria exist as bio-films. Bacteria are ... Read more...

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Space viruses may have not seeded life on Earth


June 2nd, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 2 (ANI): A new study has determined that life on Earth is unlikely to have come from space viruses.Panspermia is the idea that life was seeded by extraterrestrial microbes in ... Read more...

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Buckyballs can be used to keep water pipes clear from clogging


March 5th, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 5 (ANI): Engineers at Duke University, US, have found that microscopic particles of carbon known as buckyballs may be able to keep water pipes clear in the same way ... Read more...

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Blue light destroys resistant staph infection


January 30th, 2009 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 30 (IANS) Two common strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as MRSA, were eliminated by exposure to a wavelength of blue light. Antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections represent an important and ... Read more...

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Blue light eradicates antibiotic-resistant staph infection in lab


January 30th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 30 (ANI): A group of scientists have shown that it is possible to eradicate two common strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as MRSA, by exposing them to ... Read more...

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E. coli can learn to anticipate changes in their surroundings


May 9th, 2008 - 3:48 pm ICT by admin
London, May 9 (ANI): Scientists have shown that bacteria possess the ability to learn to anticipate change of conditions in the stomach.Saeed Tavazoie of Princeton University in New Jersey says ... Read more...

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