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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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Human belly button harbours 1,400 bug strains


July 10th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on 1,400 strains of bacteria lurking in the much overlooked part of our anatomy - the navel. North Carolina State University's Belly Button ... Read more...

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Scientists crack secret of superbug’s resistance


April 29th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) Scientists seem to have cracked the secret of MRSA superbug's resistance, potentially opening the way for improved drugs to fight infections.The superbug kills hundreds of patients ... 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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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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Studying spacebound bacteria may inspire Earthbound remedies


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): Scientists are gaining a better understanding of how infectious disease occurs in space, thanks to new research aboard the space shuttle.The finding could someday improve astronaut health and ... Read more...

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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...

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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...

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Bacteria linked to preterm births, developmental problems in newborns


January 28th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Scientists say the type of bacteria that colonize the placenta during pregnancy could be associated with preterm birth and other developmental problems in newborns."The fetal inflammatory response appears ... Read more...

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Exposure to mercury pollution causes homosexuality in birds


December 1st, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study by US scientists has revealed that exposure to mercury pollution could be hitting some wild birds' reproductive prospects hard by causing males to pair with ... Read more...

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Mission to search for alien life on outer fringes of Earth’s atmosphere


October 3rd, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 3 (ANI): Life from outer space could be surviving on the outer fringes of the Earth's atmosphere, in the form of bacteria, scientists have revealed.Scientists, who are set to launch ... Read more...

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Apart from teeth, sharks have another tool to kill their prey - Deadly bacteria


July 27th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): Sharks' finely serrated teeth and their ability to smell blood is fearsome enough, and now scientists have claimed that one can even get harmed by touching the skin ... Read more...

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Gut-residing bacteria can trigger arthritis


June 18th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 18 (IANS) A single species of bacteria that lives in the gut can result in the development of arthritis, says new research. The gut is filled with thousands of species of ... Read more...

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Gut bug might trigger arthritis


June 18th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): A new study on mice suggests that bacteria living in the gut may trigger the immune response that can result in rheumatoid arthritis.Our gut, like that of most ... Read more...

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Bugs can help rid oceans of plastic pollution


March 29th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) Bits of plastic floating in the ocean are not just unsightly but are also a potential threat to marine life and our eco-system. But there is some hope, ... Read more...

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Indian scientists discover three new species of bacteria in atmosphere


January 8th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Pune, Jan. 8 (ANI):Scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation recently discovered three new species of bacteria in the atmosphere which are highly resistant to ultra violet radiation. The bacteria is ... Read more...

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Scientists can now eavesdrop on bacteria


November 9th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 9 (IANS) A new breakthrough will help scientists eavesdrop on bacteria and learn how they chat with one another. This finding is likely to lead to new therapeutic discoveries for ... Read more...

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Weird sex, secret of bacterial resistance to antibiotics


July 6th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) Thanks to their weird sex life, disease-causing bacteria are developing resistance to antibiotics, says a new study. According to William Hanage, study co-author from Imperial College, London (ICL): "Bacteria ... Read more...

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Peculiar ’sex’ makes bacteria antibiotic resistant


June 12th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): The reason why some bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics can be attributed to their peculiar sex lives, according to a new study.Reported in the journal Science, ... Read more...

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Cholesterol-busting bug identified


May 15th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Scientists at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, have discovered a novel species of bacteria with cholesterol-busting properties.The new bug, called Gordonia cholesterolivorans, was isolated from sewage sludge. ... Read more...

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More mouth germs increase risk of heart attack


April 2nd, 2009 - 9:00 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 2 (IANS) People with more germs in their mouths are more prone to a heart attack, says a new American study. Though many studies have hinted at a link between ... Read more...

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Better oral hygiene may help reduce pregnancy complications


March 31st, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): Expecting mothers could reduce the risk of complications in their pregnancies and new-born babies by paying closer attention to oral hygiene, scientist have suggested.Bacteria from a mother's mouth ... Read more...

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Indian scientists find three new bacteria in stratosphere


March 17th, 2009 - 8:07 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Mar 17 (ANI): Indian scientists have discovered three new species of bacteria, which are not found on earth and highly resistant to ultra violet radiation.These new micro-organisms were found ... Read more...

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Indian scientists find three new bacteria in upper stratosphere


March 16th, 2009 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 16 (IANS) Indian scientists have discovered three new species of bacteria in the upper atmosphere. The bacteria, highly resistant to ultra-violet radiation, are not found elsewhere on Earth, leading ... Read more...

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Single gene prompts microbes to play versatile roles


February 2nd, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) All plant and animal life depends on peaceful coexistence with microbes that help convert food to energy and protect from disease thanks to the role of a single ... Read more...

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Bacteria can make it rain by supercharging clouds


January 13th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): A new research has suggested that surfactants secreted by many species of ground-based bacteria can influence the weather, by mixing in the clouds and making it rain.Previous ... Read more...

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Computer model to make safer salamis with longer shelf lives


January 12th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 12 (ANI): You may soon get to gorge upon salamis that are safer to eat, and have longer shelf lives, thanks to a novel computer model that can help ... Read more...

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Stomach ulcer bug may be behind bad breath


November 24th, 2008 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study has suggested that bacteria, which cause stomach ulcers and cancer, may be behind bad breath.Scientists, for the first time, have found that Helicobacter pylori ... Read more...

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Bacteria that can spoil raw milk even at low temperatures identified


November 17th, 2008 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): University of Haifa scientists in Israel have identified a new species of bacteria that can grow at low temperatures, spoiling raw milk even when it is refrigerated.The ... Read more...

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Womens hands carry more diverse bacteria than mens


November 4th, 2008 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 4 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder have found that human hands harbor far higher numbers of bacteria species than previously believed, and that womens palms ... Read more...

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TB-bacteria linked to bone infections


October 18th, 2008 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 18 (ANI): A newly described species of bacteria related to the tuberculosis pathogen has been found to cause bone infectionsa discovery that may pave the way for better diagnosis ... Read more...

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Waste from gut bug helps maintain weight


October 18th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 18 (ANI): In a mouse study, researchers have found that waste from gut bacteria activates a single molecule, and that in turn helps the host animals to control their ... Read more...

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Scientists trace bone infection to new bacteria species


October 18th, 2008 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) Scientists have traced a bone infection to a newly described species of bacteria related to the tuberculosis pathogen. The discovery may help improve diagnosis and treatment of similar ... Read more...

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Intestinal bacteria may offer inflammatory bowel disease treatment


October 16th, 2008 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Researchers from NYU Langone Medical Centre have discovered that specific types of bacteria in the intestine trigger the production of pro-inflammatory immune cells, a finding that can ... Read more...

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Ancient bacteria on Roman tombs may help protect cultural heritage monuments


September 25th, 2008 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): A new research has led to the discovery of two new species of bacteria found growing on the walls of ancient Roman tombs, which may help protect ... Read more...

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