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Unique coating kills 99 percent bugs


May 11th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, May 11 (IANS) Scientists have developed a killer coating that destroys 99 percent of the bugs and fungi on contact, potentially opening the way to kill resistent superbugs. The ... Read more...

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Orange juice served in Spanish bars contaminated: Study


December 27th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 27 (IANS) Forty-three percent of orange juice samples in Spain's bars and restaurants were found to have more bugs than acceptable levels, according to a new study.The study, ... 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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Chemical mechanism behind bugs’ antibiotic resistance identified


April 29th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have discovered a unique chemical mechanism by which bacteria evolve themselves to become resistant to antibiotics.The finding may help in designing compounds to ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for Staph infections discovered


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Scientists have discovered two genes that encode copper and sulfur-binding repressors in the Staphylococcus aureus, which they say could provide two new potential avenues for controlling the increasingly ... 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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How pathogenic bacteria hide inside host cells


January 27th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have demonstrated how bacteria developed a strategy of hiding within host cells to escape the immune system as well as many antibacterial treatments.The study carried out in ... Read more...

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Soon, cold plasma jets to replace antibiotics


December 16th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Popping antibiotics may soon become a thing of the past, for a new study has revealed that that cold plasma jets could be a safe and effective alternative ... Read more...

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‘Staph’ bacteria prefer the taste of human blood


December 16th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Vanderbilt University scientists have discovered that "Staph" bacteria prefer the taste of human blood."Staph" bacteria feed on blood. They need the iron that's hidden away inside red blood ... Read more...

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Scientists reach major milestone in fight against deadly diseases


December 8th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): A team of scientists has reached a major milestone in the effort to wipe out some of the most lethal diseases on the planet.Scientists at Seattle Biomedical Research ... Read more...

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iPads and iPhones at Apple stores teeming with germs, says Oz expert


October 15th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 15 (ANI): People who use display iPads and iPhones at Apple stores are likely to get serious infections and the company should do more to maintain hygiene, says an Australian ... 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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Backstabbing bacteria ditch dangerous pals to help lessen infection


September 6th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 6 (ANI): Backstabbing bacterial cells that act in their own interests and do not cooperate with their infection-causing colleagues can actually reduce the severity of infection.The selfish behaviour of these ... Read more...

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‘Liquid-glass’ spray prevents build-up of hospital-acquired infections


August 9th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool is using toys sprayed with 'liquid glass' to prevent the build-up of hospital-acquired infections such as the superbug Staphylococcus aureus, which is ... 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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Mobiles have 18 times more bacteria than toilet handle


July 28th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) The average mobile phone carries 18 times more potentially harmful germs than a flush handle in a men's toilet, tests have revealed. One of the phones in the test ... Read more...

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Now, e-waste to help in destroying bacterial infections


June 25th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Electronic waste, which can be an environmental hazard to the soil, has now been turned into an anti-microbial substance that can help destroy bacterial infections.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Boffins examine, compare bacterial communities in human nose, throat


June 22nd, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): American scientists have successfully completed the world's most comprehensive comparative analysis of bacterial communities housed in the human nose and throat.The findings of the study, appearing in the ... Read more...

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Eating reptiles could be hazardous to health


February 10th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Reptiles are becoming a delicacy in some places around the world, but researchers are expressing concern over the dangerous side effects that come from eating them.Experts warn ... Read more...

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In European restaurants, over a third of milk contaminated


January 30th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 30 (IANS) One-third of samples of milk and dairy products analysed in various restaurants in Europe are contaminated, says a new study. Researchers from the University of Valencia (UV) advised against ... Read more...

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Diseases spreading from humans to animals- thanks to globalisation


October 29th, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) Globalisation and industrialisation are causing diseases to spread from humans to animals, says a study. Researchers from The Roslin Institute of the University of Edinburgh have shown that a ... Read more...

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Fashion and beauty trends in fall could take a toll on your health


September 16th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): While women are all set to bid adieu to their summer wear, and get ready to shop for the latest fashion gear for fall, experts have advised them ... Read more...

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How to make antibiotics more effective at lower doses


September 11th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 11 (ANI): Researchers at the NYU School of Medicine say that they have gained significant insights into a mechanism that plays an important role in making human pathogens like Staphylococcus ... Read more...

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Coconut oil extract could save you from food bacteria


September 8th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 8 (ANI): An extract from coconut oil, called monolaurin, could be used as a microbial agent in foods, according to a study.Monolaurin has been recognized as safe by the U.S. ... Read more...

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Honey can be an effective agent in topical wound care


July 22nd, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A new piece of research suggests that Leptospermum honey, a particular kind of honey indigenous to New Zealand and Australia, can be an effective agent in topical wound ... Read more...

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Genetic mapping shows how staph infections disrupt immune system


July 14th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): Researchers have used genetic mapping to explain how the human immune system is programmed to respond to Staphylococcus aureus infections.Infectious disease specialists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have ... Read more...

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Shared keyboards are hot spots for infection


July 2nd, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 2 (IANS) Do you frequent a cyber cafe? If yes, then think twice as shared keyboards in cyber cafes and elsewhere are swarming with deadly germs and are potential sources ... Read more...

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Scientists identify processes that reduce lethal effects of toxins from superbugs


May 25th, 2009 - 11:10 am ICT by ANI
London, May 25 (ANI): Researchers at The University of Western Ontario have announced the discovery of some processes that reduce the lethal effects of toxins from superbugs, and, thereby, enable humans and ... Read more...

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Tea tree oil, silver act like antiseptics when combined


March 30th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) Tea tree oil and silver, when combined and applied to infected skin wounds, seem to act like a potent antiseptic. Both tea tree oil and silver (as silver nitrate) ... Read more...

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Tea tree oil, silver combo can make for effective antiseptics


March 30th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): A combination of tea tree oil and silver can make for an effective antiseptic for skin wounds, says a new study.The research team led by Wan Li Low ... Read more...

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Scientists develop self-sanitising plaster


February 18th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Scientists are developing and testing new self-sanitising plaster with more powerful antibacterial effects than penicillin. The material could be used in wall coatings, paints, art works and other ... Read more...

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Scientists develop novel mouse model for peanut allergy


January 13th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Chicago researchers have announced the development of new mouse model for food allergy that mimics symptoms generated during a reaction to peanuts.According to the experts at ... Read more...

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Transferring toxic genes to other microbes, bacteria gain in virulence


January 7th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 7 (IANS) Scientists have identified a new way whereby bacteria transmit toxic genes to other unrelated bacterial species and gain greater virulence.They also suspect that such exchanges may be ... Read more...

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Zinc zipper key to antibiotic-resistant hospital-acquired infections


December 5th, 2008 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, December 5 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) in America have found that zinc plays a key role in hospital-acquired infections, which are resistant to traditional antibiotic treatment. The ... Read more...

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Muskrat poop may help treat food poisoning


November 13th, 2008 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 13 (ANI): Scientists have found that the excrement of muskrats the semi-aquatic rodents prized for their musk contains an antibiotic that can treat food poisoning.Ki Keun Kim and colleagues ... Read more...

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