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New cell type boosts immunity to infection


November 30th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 30 (IANS) A new type of cell actually boosts the body's ability to fight off infections and threatening diseases, reveals a study.It recognises lipid antigens, or foreign molecules, ... Read more...

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Honey can help reverse bacterial resistance to antibiotics


April 13th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): A study has found that Manuka honey could help in clearing chronically infected wounds, and even in reversing bacterial resistance to antibiotics.Professor Rose Cooper from the University of ... Read more...

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Stress hampers intestinal bacteria making immune system inactive


April 12th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): A new research has indicated that stress not only sends the human immune system into overdrive - but it can also wreak havoc on the trillions of bacteria ... Read more...

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Antibiotic resistance spreads rapidly between bacteria: Study


April 12th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 12 (ANI): A research team at the University of Gothenburg in cooperation with Chalmers University of Technology has indicated that the part of bacterial DNA that often carries antibiotic resistance ... 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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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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Bacteria-killing paper for next-generation food packaging


February 20th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 20 (IANS) Food could get a longer shelf life using "killer paper," a new packaging material made of anti-bacterial nanoparticles, scientists at Israel's Bar-Ilan University have reported.Aharon Gedanken and colleagues ... Read more...

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Scientists trick bacteria to turn against themselves


February 9th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) Scientists have found a way of tricking bacteria into turning against themselves, potentially opening the way for better treatments.They found that bacteria employs toxins to hijack or kill ... Read more...

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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...

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New dishware sanitizers ‘more effective at killing harmful bacteria’


January 26th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Ohio State University researchers tested two new dishware sanitizers, and found them to be more effective at removing bacteria from restaurant dishes than traditional sanitizers.Melvin Pascall, co-author of ... Read more...

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Deadly superbugs can come from animal farms too


January 26th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): It's not only hospitals, superbugs could be also coming from our animal farms, suggests a new study.Ludek Zurek and collaborators from Kansas and North Carolina State Universities have ... Read more...

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‘Kisstory’ tells the history of kissing


January 17th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): Want to know what a kiss reveals? A new book, 'Kisstory' tells the history of kissing and reveals that not all smooches are romantic.For instance, in Naples in ... Read more...

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Designer probiotics could help in the fight against obesity


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists from the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC), Cork, University College Cork and Teagasc, in Ireland say that specially designed probiotics can modulate the physiology of host fat cells.According ... Read more...

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Tobacco’s content of toxic nicotine ‘makes it an excellent green pesticide’


October 28th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Scientists are searching for new uses of tobacco and one potential use they have found is its use as a natural pesticide, due to tobacco's content of toxic ... Read more...

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Scientists trick bacteria to incorporate foreign small molecules into cell wall


October 9th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Researchers at Yale University have artificially created the cell wall of the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, tricking it into incorporating foreign small molecules and embedding them within the cell ... Read more...

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Soy-based supplement reduces menopausal hot flashes


October 7th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): According to a new study, a new women's health, whole soy germ-based nutritional supplement containing Natural S-equol reduced the frequency of moderate to severe hot flashes and reduced ... Read more...

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Searching alien life in outer atmosphere


October 3rd, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) Life from outer space could be surviving on the fringes of our planet's atmosphere. British scientists, working with the European Space Agency, will this week launch a ... 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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Gene responsible for New Delhi superbug ‘popping up all over the world’


September 14th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Sep 14 (ANI): Health officials have warned that a new gene that can turn many types of bacteria into superbugs resistant to nearly all antibiotics has sickened people in three states ... Read more...

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Death of 3 babies in Britain linked to superbug


August 31st, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 31 (ANI): Superbug, which is resistant to common antibiotics, has taken life of three babies at one of Britain's leading hospitals.The babies in the hospital's neo-natal unit were infected with ... Read more...

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Superbug from India causes scare in Britain


August 11th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) A superbug that is fiercely resistant to antibiotics with "an alarming potential to spread" has caused a scare in Britain. Thirty-seven cases have already been reported, mainly among ... Read more...

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New family of ’super-antibiotics’ capable of beating MRSA


August 5th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 5 (ANI): Scientists have created a family of 'super-antibiotics' capable of beating MRSA and other deadly infections.During the study, one of the drugs killed strains of the hospital superbug resistant ... Read more...

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New advance made towards producing electricity from sewage


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): American engineers have made a significant advance toward generating electricity from sewage - by using new coatings on the anodes of microbial electrochemical cells that increased the electricity ... Read more...

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FDA Says Raw Milk Is Not Worth Risk of Contamination


July 21st, 2010 - 2:20 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
July 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Raw milk contains too much harmful bacteria, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) , such as E coli and salmonella which makes the possible ... Read more...

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Good guys among bacteria bolster our immune system


June 15th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (IANS) Scientists have long known that certain types of bacteria boost the immune system and now researchers have discovered exactly how bacteria perform this essential task. The human body is ... Read more...

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How bacteria give a boost to the immune system


June 15th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): Loyola University Health System researchers have discovered how certain types of bacteria boost the immune system.Senior author Katherine L. Knight, and colleagues report their discovery in a featured ... Read more...

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Your dirty laundry is dirtier than you think


May 29th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Think your dirty laundry is clean after washing? Well, think again, for according to experts, washing machines are teeming with bacteria that find their way onto your clothes-and ... Read more...

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Discovery of millions of new microbes opens ‘huge frontier’ in science


April 19th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered millions of tiny microbes, hitherto unknown to science, at the bottom of the sea.These organisms include microbes of bacteria, worms and ocean insects less than ... Read more...

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Gut bug may hold key to inflammatory bowel disease treatment


January 20th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A new study has shown that bacteria that produce compounds to reduce inflammation and strengthen host defences could be used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).According to ... Read more...

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Why an apple a day keeps the doctor away


January 20th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): 'Friendly' bacteria in the gut simply adore the humble apple, finds a new study on rats.Published in the open access journal BMC Microbiology, the latest research contributes to ... Read more...

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Novel, soy-based compound could improve menopause symptoms


October 9th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): SE5-OH containing Natural S-equol-a novel soy germ-based ingredient in a supplement-was found to improve menopausal symptoms, reveals a study in Japanese women.In fact, the ingredient has the potential ... Read more...

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What triggers inconsolable crying in babies?


July 27th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) Researchers have stumbled on an organism that may unlock the key to what causes colic -- inconsolable crying in an otherwise healthy baby. Colic is defined as unexplained ... Read more...

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Mars quite similar to planet Earth


July 3rd, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): A new research has determined that many characteristics of Mars are quite similar to planet Earth, including its landscape, history of water, soil and even its weather.The research, ... Read more...

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Study opens new avenues to study how TB’s close relative bacteria ‘hibernate’, spread


June 9th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Uppsala University scientists have found that a close relative of the microorganism that causes tuberculosis (TB) in humans forms spores.The researchers say that this is a sensational ... Read more...

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Bacteria in mosquito gut may prevent spread of malaria


May 9th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 9 (ANI): Bacteria in the gut of Anopheles mosquito could play a major role in preventing the spread of malaria, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of ... Read more...

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