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‘Gut bugs help in getting more from food’


September 13th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Some of the food we consume is shared with microbes populating our digestive tracts and they promote the absorption of dietary fats in the intestine leading ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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...

Posted in World |

New method detects lung infection in 500-year-old mummy


July 26th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) A 500-year-old frozen Incan mummy suffered bacterial lung infection at the time of its death, as revealed by a novel proteomics method in an ancient sample ... Read more...

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Organic basmati the new buzz among Jammu farmers


July 2nd, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 2 (IANS) With an eye on growing national and international demand, Jammu's agriculture department has begun cultivating organic basmati rice in the region."The organic paddy is ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Breastfeeding key to keeping infant gut healthy


April 30th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Breast-fed babies have healthier gut than formula-fed infants, thanks to the mother's milk, which encouraged beneficial bugs to grow and protect the infants from illness and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Ranbaxy launches ‘indigenous’ malaria drug


April 25th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Indian pharma major Ranbaxy Wednesday launched a new "indigenous" anti-malaria drug at a ceremony in the national capital to mark World Malaria Day.The new drug, ... Read more...

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Life on Mars found but destroyed by mistake


April 14th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) Bungling NASA scientists are believed to have found tiny live microbes on Mars - but mistakenly killed them by boiling them alive, a media report said ... Read more...

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Superbugs from space can provide extra energy


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Superbugs from space could help provide extra energy for our needs, being highly efficient in generating electricity. B. Stratosphericus - a bug commonly concentrated in the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Watch out for sexually transmitted ’superbug’: Expert


November 1st, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) While the controversy over a 'superbug' in Delhi hospitals has not died down yet, an expert here Tuesday popped a warning against a sexually transmitted ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Bugs made world’s biggest oil slick disappear fast


August 2nd, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) More than a year after the world's biggest oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, lingering questions about how it disappeared so quickly still exercise scientists. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nitric oxide can ward off deadly infections


July 24th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Nitric oxide acts against Salmonella -- a common food poisoning bug -- by disrupting its metabolism, thereby keeping infection at bay. "Nitric oxide is naturally produced ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New tool can detect deadly anthrax attack in 15 minutes


July 7th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (IANS) A nano detector that takes just 15 minutes to analyze a sample suspected of anthrax contamination, is being developed by researchers. Bacillus anthracis, commonly known as ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in Life Style |

Genomics-social network combo can halt disease outbreaks


May 23rd, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 23 (IANS) Combining bacterial genome sequencing technology with social networking analysis can help public health officials track and halt epidemics more effectively.And while it may sound like ... Read more...

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Age-old Kerala fire ritual a natural purifier?


April 13th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Panjal (Kerala), April 13 (IANS) The spotlight is on the confluence of science and the Vedas at the 4,000-year-old ritual of 'athirathram' - fire invocation - in the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

WHO calls for dealing with multi-drug resistant microbes


April 7th, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) As the World Health Day is being observed Thursday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) called for attention towards growing drug resistance in microbes due to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists find promising new TB vaccine candidate


March 19th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): A team of scientists have discovered a protein secreted by tuberculosis (TB) bacteria that could be a promising candidate for a new vaccine.The protein could also be ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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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Scientists unravel salmonella’s ‘dirty bag of tricks’


February 7th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Scientists have found out how the microbe salmonella infects millions with food poisoning and typhoid fever. Yale University researchers tracked how salmonella is able to ... Read more...

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Malaria parasites caught in act of invading cells


January 20th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 20 (IANS) Scientists relying on new imaging technologies have for the first time caught malaria parasites in the act of invading red blood cells (RBCs). Researchers from the Walter and ... 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...

Posted in Health Science |

New Species Of Bacterium Found In The Swiftly Disintegrating Titanic


December 7th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
December 7, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A microbe that has never been witnessed before has now been detected in the wreck of the RMS Titanic. The species of bacterium, Halomonas titanicae ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Arsenic Bacteria Heralds New Era In Search For Life


December 5th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The announcement made by the U.S. space agency NASA about the discovery of a new kind of bacteria that can not only grow in the presence ... Read more...

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NASA Likely To Announce Discovery Of ‘Alien’ Bacteria


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Dec 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Despite widespread rumors and speculations that U.S. space agency NASA is all set to make significant announcement about the presence of life beyond Earth in a ... Read more...

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NASA discovery suggests aliens exist - even on Earth


December 2nd, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) NASA has made a stunning claim of an "astrobiology finding" that could suggest alien life exists - even on Earth.The discovery could prove the theory of 'shadow' ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Bug glue to cement cracks in concrete


November 21st, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Scientists have developed a bacteria that can cement cracks in concrete structures by producing a special glue.The genetically-modified microbe has been programmed to swim down fine cracks in ... Read more...

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Promising golden target for new drugs against tuberculosis identified


November 17th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a key enzyme in Mycobacterium tuberculosis that enables the microbe to reproduce rapidly, promising a golden target for new drugs against tuberculosis (TB).The human equivalent ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists discover key difference in ‘kiss of death’ sequence of TB bacteria


October 18th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University have discovered a key difference in the way human cells and Mycobacterium tuberculosis ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bacteria that may lead to inflammatory bowel disease identified


September 17th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): A study, led by Harvard School of Public Health researchers, has found that certain bacteria that inhabit the intestine provide the environmental trigger that initiates and perpetuates chronic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Is new species of microbe consuming Gulf oil plume?


August 25th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): A new species of microbe may be consuming the oil spilled in the Gulf, says a new study.Depending on how fast microbes consume oil, the results could be ... Read more...

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Modified yeast could lead to more efficient, economical biofuel production


August 20th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): A University of Illinois metabolic engineer has identified a strain of yeast with increased alcohol tolerance that could lead to more efficient and economical production of biofuels.Biofuels are ... Read more...

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US project to map role of bacteria in human health


August 18th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) Some patients fail to respond to treatment for intestinal infections perhaps because they are lacking certain protective bacteria, found in the human gut. Our gastrointestinal tracts are teeming ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Antibacterial socks could raise greenhouse emissions


August 14th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 14 (ANI): Silver nanoparticles, which are used as an antibacterial agent in a wide range of products, from odour-free socks to wound-healing bandages, have more of an impact on the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Conan the Bacterium’ could have been the origin of life on Earth


July 19th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 19 (ANI): Brazilian scientists have suggested that organisms like a microbe dubbed 'Conan the Bacterium' could have been the origin of life on Earth, after they found that it could ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

What do astronauts eat in space?


July 3rd, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Fascinated by space and the astronauts? Then you would be happy to know what exactly they eat for survival when in space.According to NASA's Vickie Kloeris, the menu ... Read more...

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