harmful bacteria

New tactic to disarm superbugs


August 24th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 24 (IANS) A new tactic to disarm harmful bacteria may permit the body's immune system to destroy them, rather than use drugs to kill them.Christian Baron, professor of ... Read more...

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BARC offers technology to turn sewage into fertiliser


July 28th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 28 (IANS) India's premier nuclear research organisation, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), is planning to deploy its technology in treatment of sewage through radiation, and its conversion into ... Read more...

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Rapid cooling doubles eggs’ shelf life


June 12th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) Taking just a few seconds to cool, freshly-laid eggs would add weeks to their shelf life and also stave off salmonella illnesses, according to a new ... Read more...

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Gut bugs help battle invading E. coli


May 11th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) From tiny villages in the developing world to suburban US kitchens, dangerous strains of E. coli bacteria sicken millions of people each year and kill untold ... Read more...

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Smoking zaps healthy bugs, invites pathogens


February 16th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Smoking plays villain and causes the body to turn against its own helpful bugs, leaving smokers more exposed to disease, says new research. The mouth of ... Read more...

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Teardrop protein has jaws to chew up harmful bacteria


January 20th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) Lysozymes, antiseptic proteins in our teardrops, have jaws that latch on and chomp through rows of cell walls of harmful bugs like someone hungrily devouring an ... Read more...

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New antibiotic to treat adulterated food


August 7th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Lantibiotics, a class of antibiotics discovered by an American scientist, could help treat contaminated food.Produced by a harmless bacteria, lantibiotics could help kill harmful bugs like ... Read more...

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Goa water unsafe for bathing and fishing


June 30th, 2011 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 30 (IANS) Here's a note of caution for all those tourists who head to Goa annually for a bit of sun and a splash in the sea - ... Read more...

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All humans have only 3 types of gut bacteria


April 21st, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 21 (ANI): A new study has found that humans have only three types of gut bacteria.It also uncovers microbial genetic markers that are related to traits like age, gender and ... Read more...

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Stress affects balance of bacteria in gut


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): A new research has revealed that stress can change the balance of bacteria that naturally live in the gut."These bacteria affect immune function, and may help explain why ... Read more...

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Baby Gaga ice cream made from breast milk back on sale in London


March 11th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 11 (ANI): Despite a legal threat from Lady Gaga and an investigation by heath inspectors, the Baby Gaga ice cream - made from human breast milk - is back on ... Read more...

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Good fungi might prove even better for the health of plants and humans


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 3 (ANI): Scientists say they have come closer to understanding how a common fungus 'makes its living in the soil,' which could lead to its possible 'career change' as a ... Read more...

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How bacteria communicate with each other


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 03 (ANI): Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered a pathway whereby bacteria communicate with each other.The discovery has important implications for efforts to cope with the ... Read more...

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How climate change can affect our health within 30 years


February 21st, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Scientists have demonstrated how climate change could increase exposure and risk of human illness originating from ocean, coastal and Great Lakes ecosystems, with some studies projecting impacts to ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on RNA ‘on/off switches’


February 14th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): A recent study has shed new light on a molecular switch that turns genes on or off in response to a cell's energy needs.Scientists from The Scripps Research ... Read more...

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Promising new approach to treat diabetic wounds, chronic ulcers


February 9th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Scientists have found a promising new approach for the treatment of diabetic wounds, bed sores, chronic ulcers and other slow-to-heal wounds.It may be possible to speed healing by ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles found promising in beating bad odours


January 27th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) Scientists are working on eliminating bad odours at the source, rather than masking them with room fresheners. Their research found that a deodorant made from nanoparticles, eliminates odours ... Read more...

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New dishware sanitizers ‘more effective at killing harmful bacteria’


January 26th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Ohio State University researchers tested two new dishware sanitizers, and found them to be more effective at removing bacteria from restaurant dishes than traditional sanitizers.Melvin Pascall, co-author of ... Read more...

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Like humans, amoebae too pack a lunch before traveling


January 20th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 20 (ANI): Some amoebae do exactly what we do before we travel - pack a lunch.The study, conducted by evolutionary biologists Joan Strassmann and David Queller of Rice University, has ... Read more...

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Antibiotics may up irritable bowel syndrome risk in kids


January 18th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) Antibiotics may heighten the risk of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and Crohn's disease in children.Scientists believe the drugs may encourage harmful bugs and other organisms to grow in ... Read more...

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How Thanksgiving is a battle for your pearly whites!


November 24th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Thanksgiving is usually a time for cheer and good food and wine, but it could be a trying time for your teeth.Dental researchers at the University of Rochester ... Read more...

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Eating dirt could actually make your kids smarter: Study


November 24th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 24 (ANI): Here's some good news for parents who constantly worry about their kids' hygiene after they spend time in the play ground - eating dirt could actually make your ... Read more...

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Cholesterol-lowering statins ‘kill bacteria’


November 18th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A recent clinical research suggests that statins, widely prescribed for their cholesterol-lowering properties, can reduce the risk of severe bacterial infections such as pneumonia and sepsis.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Antibiotics have long-lasting impacts on gut bacteria: Study


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Researchers of a new study have concluded that antibiotics leave long-term impacts on gut flora.The scientists say that short courses of antibiotics prescribed to treat pathogenic bacteria can ... Read more...

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Deodorant made from nanoparticles to eliminate unpleasant odours


October 31st, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): Scientists have come with a new approach for dealing with offensive household and other odours.The new method does not mask odours like today's room fresheners, but eliminates them ... Read more...

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Gloves may not protect your food from harmful bacteria


October 26th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): If you think plastic gloves-worn by deli handlers, fast food operators and lunch ladies-keep your food cleaner and safer to eat, then you could be wrong as gloved ... Read more...

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Novel approach for rapid detection of unknown food pathogens


October 16th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Scientists have developed a novel approach to automated detection and classification of harmful bacteria in food.Researchers from the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) ... Read more...

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Could giving infants antibiotics trigger asthma?


October 16th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Canadian medical researchers are conducting a 2.5-million-dollar study to answer whether giving antibiotics to infants in their first year of life triggers asthma and allergies that develop later ... Read more...

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How bacteria become resistant to antibiotics


October 6th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): A recent study by two Florida State University biochemists has found that bacteria have an innate ability to produce a large variety of proteins, which make them remarkably ... Read more...

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$21 Million Counterfeit Seized By CBP Cincinnati


October 1st, 2010 - 4:46 am ICT by Pen Men At Work
September 30, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): the U.S. Customs and Border Protection force recently conducted one of the biggest Intellectual property right Enforcement Operation. The operation went on from September ... Read more...

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Study Shows That Repeated Use Of Antibiotics Could Alter Gut Bacteria Levels For A Long Time


September 15th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Sep 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent study has revealed that antibiotics could have a more longterm effect than people might think. The research showed that repeated use of antibiotics caused ... Read more...

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Restaurant dishcloths harbour dangerous bacteria: Study


September 15th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 15 (ANI): A survey of 120 kitchens in Britain has found that dishcloths that are used in restaurants and takeaways often harbour nasty and possibly dangerous bacteria.The Health Protection ... Read more...

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Broccoli may help fight Crohn’s disease


August 27th, 2010 - 3:33 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Eating broccoli and plantain can help fight Crohn's disease, an inflammatory disease of the intestines that affects any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus. A research ... Read more...

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Eating broccoli and plantain could reduce bouts of Crohn’s disease


August 26th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): Plantain and broccoli fibre could help prevent relapses of Crohn's disease, a new study suggests.Crohn's disease is a condition, in which the intestines can become painfully inflamed, ... Read more...

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Cell phones ‘carry 18 times more bacteria than toilet handles’


July 28th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 28 (ANI): You may want to dump your mobile phone after reading this - mobile phones are covered with up to 18 times more living bacteria than the flush handle ... Read more...

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