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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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Spacebound bacteria inspire earthly remedies


March 22nd, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Recent research aboard the Space Shuttle is giving scientists a better grasp of how infectious disease occurs in space and could improve astronaut health and provide ... Read more...

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Scientists identify new strategy to control antibiotic resistance


March 19th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 19 (ANI): Scientists have taken lessons from Adam Smith and Charles Darwin to devise a new strategy that could one day slow, possibly even prevent, the spread of drug-resistant bacteria.In ... Read more...

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Swipe your mobile 3 times a day with saline wipes to keep it bacteria-free


March 17th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): Swiping your pager or cell phone just three times with a simple tissue moistened with saline would help you get rid of most of the bacteria, according to ... Read more...

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Using metal jewellery for tongue piercing ‘can cause infection’


January 9th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): Tongue piercing is a fad these days, a bold style statement that lures many teenagers. Unfortunately, people tend to overlook the possible health hazards that can be caused ... Read more...

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‘Trained’ bacteria that turn veggies, fruits into bioplastics!


November 20th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Researchers have been able to 'train' bacteria to convert all the main sugars in vegetable, fruit and garden waste efficiently into 'green' products like bioplastics.By adapting the eating ... Read more...

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‘Walking’ properties of bacteria discovered


October 8th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that bacteria are capable of 'standing up' and moving while vertical.In 2008, UCLA researcher Gerard Wong suggested that an undergraduate bioengineering senior design group ... Read more...

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Indian scientists show how silver nanoparticles ‘have a blast’ killing bacteria


May 25th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Scientists at Mangalore University, India, have explained how blasting a silver nitrate solution with an electron beam can generate nanoparticles that are more effective at killing all kinds ... Read more...

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Bacteria can be deadly to wound-treating maggots


February 5th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 05 (ANI): A new research has shown that bacteria that infect chronic wounds can be deadly to maggot 'biosurgeons' used to treat the lesions.Experts at Copenhagen Wound Healing Centre, Statens ... Read more...

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Single atom controls how bacteria walk


January 5th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that a single atom - a calcium, can control how bacteria walk.Bacteria can swim, propelling ... Read more...

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Disinfectants make hospital superbugs resistant to antibiotics


December 28th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): A new study has shown that increased use of disinfectants could cause hospital superbugs to become resistant to antibiotics as well as the disinfectant itself.Disinfectants are used to ... Read more...

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Disinfectants likely to promote growth of superbugs


December 28th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) Using disinfectants could cause bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics as well as the disinfectant itself, according to new research, a finding that may have important implications on ... Read more...

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Scientists jam bacterial chat to fight virulent infections


December 25th, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 25 (IANS) An enzyme capable of disrupting bacterial chats offers a novel way of fighting infections, says a new study. Although bacteria are simple single-celled organisms, they are capable of ... Read more...

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New discovery may help treat chronic infections


December 20th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): Scientists from Binghamton University and State University of New York have discovered key regulators required for the formation of biofilms - communities of bacteria in self-produced slime - ... Read more...

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How bacteria resist attack


November 2nd, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa can 'switch on' production of molecules that kill white blood cells - preventing the bacteria being eliminated by the body's immune system, say researchers ... Read more...

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Hospital computer equipment can harbour pathogenic organisms


October 1st, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 1 (ANI): Computer equipment being used in a hospital may harbour pathogenic organisms, including MRSA, say Taiwanese researchers.Yen-hsu Chen, from Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, studied IT equipment in a ... Read more...

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New drugs could counter antibiotic resistant hospital infections


April 9th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Latest research findings that lack of sufficient phosphate in a bacterium could turn it into a killer could help develop new drugs to disarm the antibiotic resistant pathogens ... Read more...

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Model dies of bacterial infection


January 25th, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Jan 25 (DPA) After having her hands and feet amputated, Brazil's top model Mariana Bridi, 20, died Saturday from a rampant bacterial infection and was buried the same day.An estimated ... Read more...

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Honey can effectively kill bacteria that cause chronic sinusitis


September 24th, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of Ottawa has revealed that honey is very effective in killing bacteria in all its forms, especially the drug-resistant ... Read more...

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Scientist unravels metabolic properties of two deadly pathogens


May 19th, 2008 - 4:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 19 (ANI): A scientist from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia Health System has unravelled the metabolic properties of two deadly pathogens, Leishmania major ... Read more...

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Bacteria levels in aircraft pose low risk to travellers


May 3rd, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Refuting claims that aircrafts provide the perfect environment for spreading disease, new study has revealed that flying may be safer than believed.The researchers from the University of ... Read more...

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Compounds that may provide promising therapies for cystic fibrosis identified


March 19th, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 19 (ANI): University of Toronto scientists say that they have identified several compounds that may pave the way for developing innovative therapies against cystic fibrosis, a serious disease that ... Read more...

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Silica nanoparticles offer effective way to kill bacteria


February 26th, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 26 (ANI): Silica nanoparticles might offer an effective way of delivering nitric oxide (NO) into the cells to kill bacteria, said researchers.There was evidence that nitric oxide kills bacteria, ... Read more...

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