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Beijing’s thick smog is full of microbes

Beijing - Some 1,300 species of microbes, including some associated with allergies and lung disease, have been detected adrift in Beijing’s thick smog.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Bacteria by design? Buildings influence microbial content

A survey of bacteria in a University of Oregon building reveals that architecture influences the indoor microbiome. Patterns vary by age, space, locale and, surprisingly, architecture.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

The microbial economy

Microbial behavior matches that of economic markets, according to a new paper. Here microbes are said to ‘trade’ with each other. Sounds a little farfetched? Possibly not, although the idea is certainly radical.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Microbes can help solve murder mysteries

Studies on decomposing mice suggest that the microbial content of a corpse can offer clues as to how old a body is and the approximate time that death occurred.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New report suggests microbes are key to feeding the world

A new report suggests that a greater focus on the role of microbiology in agriculture combined with new technologies could help mitigate potential food shortages associated with world population increases.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

How many types of fungi are on your foot?

The answer to the question, for the average person exposed to a typical environment, is 50 different types of fungus on the foot. Few of these are visible and very few will cause any harm.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

Essential oils can prolong potatoes and avoid spoilage

A scientist has found, through experiments, that potatoes can be preserved for longer through the use of essential oils.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Microbial diversity and sinusitis

A common bacteria present on human skin and previously considered harmless, may, in fact, be the causative agent of chronic sinusitis (a painful, recurring swelling of the sinuses).
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Is this the answer to the worlds energy problems?

Imagine a cell phone that never loses power because its " battery " consists of millions of tiny bugs chomping on lunch, cranking out electrons for a continuos flow of electrical current. According to new research, microorganisms could power everything fr
In the Media by greger69 - 5 comments

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There are fewer microbes out there than you think

There is an interesting feature in Nature which down scales the estimation of the number of microorganisms on the...
Aug 28, 2012 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

The properties of antimicrobial bandages

The addition of anti-microbial substances to bandages to help combat wound infection is becoming increasingly common....
Jul 24, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Lean and obese people may have different gut microorganisms

Recent research, carried out at the University of Washington, has shown the multitude of microorganisms residing in...
Apr 3, 2012 in  New Science by Tim Sandle

WHO Says No to TB Blood Tests

The World Health Organization (WHO) will issue a recommendation against the use of widely available blood tests for the...
Oct 1, 2011 by Tim Sandle


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