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Gut microbes help to detoxify rat diets

Gut microbes in Mojave Desert rats help the animals metabolize creosote toxins, according to some new research. The results demonstrated that gut microbes can enhance their rodent hosts’ ability to digest the creosote toxins.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

CDC resumes dealing with hazardous materials

Atlanta - A high-security tuberculosis lab at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is to return to transferring hazardous materials.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Ulcer-forming bacteria make stomach injuries worse

Researchers have shown that the ulcer-forming bacteria Helicobacter pylori efficiently navigate to sites of injury within the stomach, where they can do additional damage to the digestive organ.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Other deadly diseases found in U.S. government lab

Bethesda - The FDA, just days after announcing that it had found decades-old vials of smallpox—inside a storage facility it owned, has announced that the deadly virus wasn't the only dangerous substance it found during a clean out of the facility last month.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

U.S. CDC halts hazardous material transfers

Atlanta - Following recent high-profile safety lapses in government labs, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has placed a moratorium on movement of all hazardous biological materials.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Many food poisoning cases underreported

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 19,056 cases of food poisoning were reported in 2013 in the U.S.. However, many people do not report getting sick from contaminated food because they don't realize they have food poisoning.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

New generation of antibiotics considered

A new approach in tackling and destroying antibiotic resistant bacteria is being considered. New research reveals an Achilles' heel in the defensive barrier that surrounds drug-resistant bacterial cells.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Type 1 diabetes linked to different gut bacteria

Groningen - Children with type 1 diabetes have a less balanced composition of gut bacteria compared with children of the same age without diabetes, according to a new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Protecting good bacteria from antibiotics

Antibiotics kill pathogenic bacteria. However, they can also kill beneficial bacteria and upset the human body, especially in the gut. Scientists have developed a way to help protect ‘good’ bacteria from antibiotics.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Call for 'microbial forensics'

There have been major advances with screening human DNA to solve crimes. Progress has been much slow with screening microorganisms for potential bioterrorist attacks, according to a new report.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Improving the safety of food spices

River Falls - In the U.S. it has been estimated that around 60 percent of food spices are imported, and that around 12 percent contain potentially harmful contaminants. A new report calls for actions to be taken to protect consumers.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Healing soldiers on the battlefront

Los Angeles - Knowing precisely the microbes present in a wound could greatly aid in the prevention and treatment of infections. This is especially important when dealing with the severe injuries that soldiers can suffer in combat.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

FDA approves new antibiotic

Washington - A second new drug to treat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been approved under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) new fast-track incentive program.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

How clean is your mobile phone?

Princeton - Cell phones are populated with many bacteria and fungi commonly found on users’ hands, according to an alarming new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

E. coli evolves antibiotic tolerance

Jerusalem - Subject to repeated exposure to the antibiotic ampicillin, populations of Escherichia coli quickly evolve tolerance for the drug, springing back to life once antibiotic treatment has stopped, according to a new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Antibiotics win public’s vote for Longitude Prize

London - The British public has voted for antibiotics as the subject of the Longitude Prize 2014 as a "post-antibiotic" era looms.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Creating safe water for Tanzania

Scientists have developed a solar filtration system, designed to produce high-quality drinking water from polluted brackish water, for regions in Tanzania. The filter effectively separates undesired substances, bacteria, and viruses.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Fighting honeybee pathogens

A new biological treatment for bacterial and fungal pathogens that are killing honeybees and bats in record numbers is being examined. The treatment is, surprisingly, a bacterium.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Black coffee helps to clean your teeth

Rio De Janeiro - A cup of strong coffee helps to kick start many people's days. Scientists have found that it may have the added benefit - cleaning your teeth.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

Bacteria are linked to heart attacks and stress

New York - A new study connects the breaking up of bacterial biofilms on fatty plaques in arteries as a trigger for stroke or heart attack following stress.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Bone implants used to protect body from germs

A research team has developed bone implants that control microorganisms and which could prevent infection after an operation.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Fertilizer produces high levels of greenhouse gases

With an overload of fertilizer, soil microbes on farms produce high levels of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas with 300 times as much heat-trapping power as carbon dioxide.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Bacterial infection could help to fight malaria

Perugia - A bacterial infection in two species of Anopheles mosquitoes (called Wolbachia) appears to reduce the incidence of pathogen infections in mosquitoes and has the potential to be used in controlling malaria-transmitting mosquito populations.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Probiotics help with liver conditions

Probiotics are effective in helping with cirrhosis of the liver, according to a new study. This involves the ingestion of "good" bacteria in order to combat an over-growth of potentially harmful bacteria.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Two new antibiotics developed

Reversing the long period where no new antibiotics have been developed, two new drugs could be available within a matter of months.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Microorganisms in the penis revealed

Circumcision and sexual activity are two key factors that can influence the bacterial communities that inhabit male genitalia.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Digging in the dirt: Citizen Scientists hunt for new medicines

Microbes are a rich source of medicines and it is thought that many life-saving compounds are still awaiting discovery. To help trace possible candidates, citizen scientists have been called on to help.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Pulsed electrical fields destroy antibiotic resistant bacteria

Scientists have successfully used technology that is used to disinfect food products to destroy antibiotic resistant bacteria around the site of burns.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Border collies control seagulls and prevent infection

Detroit - A new study shows that the herding dogs, like border collies, can be an effective means of controlling bacterial infections spread by seagulls.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Legionnaires’ bacteria found in school bus wiper fluid

Phenix City - Officials have isolated the bacterium that causes Legionnaires’ disease in windshield-washing liquid taken from school buses.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
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Bacteria Image

A representative enterobacteria - Salmonella.
Taragui
A representative enterobacteria - Salmonella.
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E.coli image (Sandle laboratory)
E.coli image (Sandle laboratory)
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Representative image of bacteria
Geek1
Representative image of bacteria
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Electron micrograph of human gut bacteria
Electron micrograph of human gut bacteria
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A stain of the bacterium Bacteroides biacutis
US CDC
A stain of the bacterium Bacteroides biacutis
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Electron micrograph of H. pylori  the ulcer bacterium
Yutaka Tsutsumi
Electron micrograph of H. pylori, the ulcer bacterium
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Hansens disease  leprosy
US Department of Health and Human Services
Hansens disease, leprosy
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The red wine bacteria Oenococcus oeni
Got
The red wine bacteria Oenococcus oeni
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Clostridium difficile colonies
Dr. Holdeman
Clostridium difficile colonies
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Clostridium bacteria
Clostridium bacteria
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A Petri dish map of artist Sonja Bäumel s body shape.
Sonja Bäumel
A Petri dish map of artist Sonja Bäumel's body shape.
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Cyanobacteria  source of biodiesel
James Golden/University of California, San Diego
Cyanobacteria, source of biodiesel
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An image of pseudomonas fluorescens which is resistant to even the strongest antibiotics and require...
Riraq25
An image of pseudomonas fluorescens which is resistant to even the strongest antibiotics and requires a special course of treatment or strong immune system to remove.
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Common orange lichen  Yellow scale lichen or Shore lichen
Norbert Nagel
Common orange lichen, Yellow scale lichen or Shore lichen
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Cartography of the Human Body  by Sonja Bäumel
Sonja Bäumel
Cartography of the Human Body, by Sonja Bäumel
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Scanning electron micrograph of very small and numerous bacterial cells inhabiting icy brine channel...
Credit: Christian H. Fritsen, Desert Research Institute
Scanning electron micrograph of very small and numerous bacterial cells inhabiting icy brine channels in Antarctica’s Lake Vida, which lies in the Victoria Valley, one of the northernmost of the Antarctic dry valleys.
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This key experiment shows the successful protection of a phage-sensitive bacterial strain against a ...
John van der Oost
This key experiment shows the successful protection of a phage-sensitive bacterial strain against a virus. Top-right - bacteria growing in the absence of a virus; Top-left - holes in the culture caused by an infecting virus; Bottom - when equipped with specific CRISPR defense system components, the bacteria became resistant to the virus.
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E. coli magnified 10 000 times using an electron microscope.
Brian0918
E. coli magnified 10,000 times using an electron microscope.
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Rod shaped Clostridium bacteria
Rod shaped Clostridium bacteria
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Clostridium difficile  a Gram-positive rod shaped bacterium
Clostridium difficile, a Gram-positive rod shaped bacterium
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