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Microbe’s ‘weird chemistry’ discovered


August 31st, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) The oxygen-rich waters of the oceans alone account for a maximum of four percent of Earth's methane. But now researchers have identified the cause as a ... Read more...

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New strain of killer E. coli decoded


July 27th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) Researchers have decoded the deadly 2011 E. coli outbreak in Germany, which killed 54 people and sickened more than 3,800, tracing it to a particularly virulent ... Read more...

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Modified bug knocks out malaria parasite


July 17th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Scientists are using a modified mosquito bug to knock out the deadliest malaria parasite, present in the insect's gut, by 98 percent.The bug, Pantoea agglomerans, was ... Read more...

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Bt Cotton has benefited farmers, raised yield: Study


June 7th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Cotton production in India has risen with the use of the hybrid Bt cotton seeds, benefitting farmers and helping the country to become net exporter ... Read more...

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Unique coating kills 99 percent bugs


May 11th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, May 11 (IANS) Scientists have developed a killer coating that destroys 99 percent of the bugs and fungi on contact, potentially opening the way to kill resistent superbugs. The ... Read more...

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Cuba to start clinical trials of pneumonia vaccine


May 4th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, May 4 (IANS) Cuba will begin this year clinical trials of a new pneumonia vaccine developed by the island nation's biotech industry, the official daily Granma said.The vaccine was ... Read more...

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Immunise chicken to fight food-borne illness


March 26th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 26 (IANS) The simple expedient of vaccinating chickens against the bug C. jejuni could cut down the incidence of food poisoning.If C. jejuni contaminated poultry is not prepared ... Read more...

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Mouth bug could trigger serious illnesses


February 22nd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Zurich, Feb 22 (IANS) Scientists have identified a common mouth bug that can trigger serious illnesses if it gets into the bloodstream. Identified by University of Zurich researchers, the oral ... Read more...

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Dangerous new superbug targets young and healthy


February 19th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) A dangerous and under-recognized superbug is targeting the young and healthy in the US, being a much more potent variant of a common bacterium known as ... Read more...

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Meet Bulgam Bhai - here to fight TB!


February 15th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) India's battle against tuberculosis (TB) now has a superhero with a difference -- pot-bellied Bulgam Bhai with furrowed brows and thick moustache who will ask ... Read more...

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How viruses con bugs into working for them


January 27th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) Some of the viruses are real con artists. They trick new bugs with genetic material filched from their previous bacterial hosts into working for them, ... Read more...

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Dried licorice extract kills tooth decay bugs


January 5th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) Scientists have identified two substances in licorice that kill major bugs responsible for tooth decay and gum disease. Researcher Stefan Gafner and colleagues, who led the ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate amazing magnetic bug


December 28th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) A new kind of magnetic bug could open the way to biotech and nanotech uses, which scientists have identified, isolated and successfully grown, reveals a study. ... Read more...

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Smart bugs inspire better robotics design


November 18th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Nov 18 (IANS) Bugs which collectively thrive in challenging environments are inspiring scientists to design smart bots for diagnostics and drug delivery, computers and artificial intelligence.Doctoral student Adi ... Read more...

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‘Vampire’ bug shows potential as living antibiotic


November 1st, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) A vampire-like bug that preys on specific bacteria, including certain human pathogens, could potentially act as a living antibiotic for a range of infections.The bacterium, Micavibrio ... Read more...

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Scientists recreate billion-year-old enzyme


November 1st, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 1 (IANS) Researchers have managed to recreate a billion-year-old bacterial enzyme and then trace its evolution through history, down to the modern day.Vic Arcus, associate professor, and Jo ... Read more...

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Resistant gonorrhoea strain may threaten global health


July 11th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 11 (IANS) A new strain of gonorrhoea, resistant to all available antibiotics, is likely to turn the once easily treatable infection into a global health threat. Universite Laval ... Read more...

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Salmonella-based shots hold promise against fatal diseases


June 30th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 30 (IANS) A powerful new class of vaccines, derived from Salmonella, holds great promise in fighting fatal diseases like hepatitis B, cholera, typhoid, AIDS and pneumonia. Qingke Kong ... Read more...

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Snobbish bugs prefer coffee for beverage


June 8th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) Human beings may have made a cult out of drinking caffeine, but now it seems they are not the only species doing it.Four different strains of ... Read more...

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Now, ‘artificial nose’ to sniff out bacterial infections!


April 28th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Scientists have developed an artificial 'nose' that can diagnose bacterial infections in only a few hours.The artificial nose is an array of 36 cross-reactive pigment dots that change ... Read more...

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Some bacteria ‘go to sleep to hide from antibiotics’


April 26th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 26 (ANI): Some bacteria avoid antibiotic treatments by going off the grid and hiding until it is safe to come out again, according to a new study.The study, led ... Read more...

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Some bugs doze off to outwit antibiotics


April 26th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Some bacteria go off to "sleep" to prevent themselves from being attacked by antibiotics which can fight only those bugs which are metabolically active.A new research, ... Read more...

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Coming soon, sugar-based jab against stomach bug


April 19th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 19 (IANS) Researchers are developing a sugar-based shot against a deadly bug that triggers serious gastric disorders, including stomach cancer, and is so widespread that about half of ... Read more...

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Viral infection likely to encourage pneumonia spread: Study


April 11th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 11 (ANI): Bacteria that cause pneumonia and meningitis are only able to spread when individuals are infected with flu, according to a new study.The finding could have implications for the ... Read more...

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New test can quickly distinguish infection from tuberculosis disease


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 02 (ANI): A group of scientists have developed a potential new experimental diagnostic test that is able to quickly distinguish individuals with active tuberculosis (TB) from those with latent TB ... Read more...

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Del Monte announce a cantaloupe recall


March 25th, 2011 - 12:02 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Mar 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Health concerns have prompted Del Monte Fresh Produce to voluntarily recall almost 5,000 cartons of cantaloupes. The recall is being supervised by the Food and Drugs ... Read more...

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Renewable petroleum one step closer to reality


March 24th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): Scientists are a key step closer to making renewable petroleum fuels using bacteria, sunlight and dioxide.University of Minnesota graduate student Janice Frias made the critical step by figuring ... Read more...

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New research to identify antibiotics that may help fight TB


March 12th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): A new international research is being carried out by scientists to identify antibiotics that can kill tuberculosis and fight resistant strains."We want to accelerate the discovery of new ... Read more...

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Jurassic era bugs still alive in salt crystals


March 9th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled upon an exciting find -- microbes from the Jurassic era are still alive in salt crystals.Eighteen years ago, "Jurassic Park" thrilled the world ... Read more...

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NASA scientist finds ‘worm-like alien life form in meteorite’


March 6th, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 6 (ANI): Maybe this is what an alien really looks like - a worm-like bacteria.NASA scientist Dr Richard Hoover claims to have found life form, which may explain how life ... Read more...

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Vaccine made with synthetic gene shows promise against pneumonia


February 22nd, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have developed an experimental vaccine that appears to protect against an increasingly common and particularly deadly form of ... Read more...

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Scientists enhance efficacy of TB vaccine


February 19th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Researchers have improved the efficacy of the vaccine for tuberculosis.The work was done by Nele Festjens and Nico Callewaert of VIB and Ghent University.The new vaccine affords - ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate molecule that helps produce proteins


February 15th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Scientists have isolated a molecular assistant called Spy that helps bugs produce proteins for medical and industrial purposes.Bacteria are widely used to manufacture proteins used in medicine and ... Read more...

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First evidence of gene transfer from human host to bacterial pathogen


February 14th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): Northwestern Medicine researchers have discovered the first evidence of a human DNA fragment in a bacterial genome.In this case, the transfer was observed in Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacterium ... Read more...

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How pathogenic bacteria hide inside host cells


January 27th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have demonstrated how bacteria developed a strategy of hiding within host cells to escape the immune system as well as many antibacterial treatments.The study carried out in ... Read more...

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