microbes

Sound health depends on minority microbes


August 3rd, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) A one-hundredth of one percent of total microbes that inhabit the colon, a section of the large intestine, may be minor in number but are fundamental ... 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 |

Microbes’ tricks to kill other bugs may help fight disease


July 26th, 2011 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) Microbes too employ underhand methods to kill off other bugs, rivals and competitors, and this ability could some day be used to target disease-causing germs, say ... Read more...

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Alternatives to antibiotics in sight


June 9th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) With more and more pathogens becoming immune to antibiotics, researchers are identifying alternatives to treat many frequently occurring infections. Figures released by the World Health Organisation ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Eating dirt can be good for the gut


June 3rd, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) For many people all over the world, dining on dirt is nothing out of the ordinary. Now an extensive analysis helps explain why.The most probable explanation ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Hot springs of volcanic crater in Siberia reveals ancient ecology


April 27th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): A study has found that bacteria in the scalding hot springs of a volcanic crater in Siberia can help reconstruct the evolution of Earth's early atmosphere.UChicago researcher Albert ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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 |

Superbug doesn’t pose health risk: Ministry


April 7th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The health ministry Thursday said the environmental presence of superbug NDM-1 gene in Delhi does not pose a public health risk."The environmental presence of NDM-1 ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Nazis had planned to kill Allied forces with coffee, chocolate


April 4th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) Nazis had hatched a plan to use poisoned coffee, chocolate and cigarettes to kill Allied troops, show newly disclosed intelligence documents.The Telegraph cited MI5 documents as ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘Earliest known life on Earth’ may be rock fractures filled with crystals


March 27th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27 (ANI): Twenty years ago, 3.5-billion-year-old microbes discovered embedded in rock in Australia were described as the oldest fossils on the planet.However, a new study has claimed that the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic changes that may predispose women to pre-eclampsia found


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): A team of scientists have discovered genetic defects that appear to predispose women to a common pregnancy-related medical problem called preeclampsia that can threaten the life of both ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bacteria more likely to adopt ‘loner’ genes than well-connected ones


March 17th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): Scientists have finally found why bacteria are more likely to steal some genes than others after a study of more than three dozen bacteria species- including the microbes ... 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...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Gene used by bacteria to breach plant defences identified


March 4th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Scientists have identified the gene used by some infectious bacteria to breach defensive natural products produced by plants.Plants are able to protect themselves from most bacteria, but some ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, liquid biofuels to be produced from brewery waste


February 28th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): Cornell scientists are hoping to use brewery waste to produce liquid biofuels and other useful products.They have gained new insight into how efficiently the microbes in large bioreactors ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Is groundwater clean and safe to drink anymore?


February 21st, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A researcher has examined society's efforts to reverse and stop groundwater pollution, and the effectiveness of bioremediation technologies.The technologies use microbes to clean up organic contaminants such as ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Asthma linked to bacterial communities in the airway


February 18th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new UCSF-led study has found that asthma may have a surprising relationship with the composition of the species of bacteria that inhabit bronchial airways.This finding could suggest ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Consultations on economics of ecosystems, biodiversity in India begins tomorrow


February 9th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): The two day's stakeholder consultations to develop the framework for strengthening biodiversity conservation programs and initiating action for assessing the economic value of India's natural capital begins ... Read more...

Posted in National |

World’s ‘oldest beer’ to be analysed, brewed again


February 9th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9 (ANI): Samples of the world's oldest beer-found in 2010-have been taken for a scientific study to be conducted to determine its recipe - and brew it again.In July last ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Certain types of gut bacteria linked to fatty liver


February 1st, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the abundance or scarcity of certain types of bacteria in the gut may also help predict susceptibility to non-alcoholic fatty liver.In a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cows’ guts yield clues for new biofuels


January 28th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A new study has found dozens of previously unknown microbial enzymes in the bovine rumen-the cow's primary grass-digestion chamber-that contribute to the breakdown of switchgrass, a renewable biofuel ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bacteria in the gut help control obesity and inflammation


January 14th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston have discovered that the bacteria living in the intestines may play a far more significant role in weight loss and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Low cost ‘Poo-Gloos’ can clean sewage effectively


January 10th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 10 (IANS) Low cost igloo-shaped devices nicknamed 'Poo-Gloos' can clean up sewage just as effectively as multimillion-dollar treatment facilities. Kraig Johnson and his team developed the Poo-Gloo when he worked ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Electrifying new way to clean wastewater


January 9th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Utah have developed a new concept in water treatment.The researchers have made an electrobiochemical reactor in which a low electrical voltage is applied ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bacteria ate up methane from Gulf spill, say scientists


January 7th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Bacteria consumed the methane released from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico within about four months, say scientists."It was remarkable. We had gone out ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Colourful ancient rock art in Western Australia ‘is alive’


December 28th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Researchers have found that a particular type of ancient rock art in Western Australia maintains its vivid colours because it is alive.Some rock art fades in hundreds of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bacteria that live on and in humans orchestrate health and disease


December 16th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the old saying from Aesop's fables-You are known by the company you keep-also applies to the trillions of microscopic bacteria and viruses ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New study could personalize oral health care


December 13th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the defenses of the oral microbiome are unique and tracing them could pave way for personalized oral health care.A strategy for monitoring ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New microbe species found in Titanic ‘rusticles’


December 7th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 07 (ANI): A new species of microbe has been found in the wreck of RMS Titanic.The Halomonas titanicae bacterium was found in "rusticles", the porous and delicate icicle-like structures that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Can human waste be used as a power source in space?


December 4th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): A satellite experiment will test if human feces can be a fuel source in space.The experiment is part of a United Nations educational mission scheduled for launch next ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel discovery boosts chances of finding aliens: NASA


December 1st, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): NASA scientists have made a major discovery that could boost the chance of finding extraterrestrial life on other worlds.They have found microbes in a deadly poisonous arsenic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Radiation-resisting hardy bugs may survive a million years on Mars


November 24th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): University College London researchers have found that hardy bugs like Deinococcus radiodurans could survive dormant on Mars for over a million years, at least in theory.Lewis Dartnell and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists revive ancient bacteria


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Scientists at Binghamton University have revived ancient bacteria trapped for thousands of years in water droplets embedded in salt crystals.For years, geologists have looked at these water droplets ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Versatile bugs found under ocean crust


November 22nd, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled upon life teeming with versatile bugs in the deepest layers of the ocean crust. Some of these microbes, existing in temperatures near the boiling ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Hi-tech robots search for ancient shipwrecks lying on ocean floor


November 21st, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): It would now be possible to access ancient shipwrecks lying on the ocean floor, thanks to new robotic submersibles.These autonomous and remotely operated vehicles are capable of trawling ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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