Toys, Cribs Could Hold Infection-Causing Bacteria For Months, Even After Cleaning

By | Sat, 12/28/2013 - 14:51

Groups of bacteria, known as biofilms, are harder to get rid of, and a group of researchers has just found that they could still linger on day care items, even after they've been cleaned, possibly threatening children's health.


Needless Use Of Antibiotics In Agriculture Promotes Resistant 'Superbugs': Experts

By | Wed, 12/25/2013 - 17:00

Excessive use of antibiotics in the agriculture industry is accelerating the emergence of drug-resistant pathogens, experts warn.

Catalyst Combo Kills Bad Bacteria, Leaving Good

Titanium Oxide Kills Superbugs, While Leaving Good Bacteria Untouched

By | Sat, 12/21/2013 - 17:05

The chemical catalyst, titanium oxide, may help medical researchers kill "bad" bacteria while keeping the good.


Low Gut Bacteria Tied To Increased Risk Of Colon Cancer

By | Tue, 12/10/2013 - 19:12

Low diversity in gut microbes could be indicative of early colorectal tumor growth.


Probiotic Therapy Slashes Autism Symptoms In Mice

By | Thu, 12/05/2013 - 12:00

A new type of probiotic therapy may reverse cognitive and behavioral symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorders.

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Your Ethnicity Could Determine The Bacteria In Your Mouth

By | Thu, 10/24/2013 - 18:41

Only two percent of the bacteria in your mouth is the same as everyone else. The rest depends largely on what your ethnicity is, a new study says.


'Microbial Clock' Pinpoints Time Of Death

By | Wed, 09/25/2013 - 20:01

Our "microbial clock" offers an accurate and reliable tool for forensic analysis and crime investigation, a new study suggests.


Many Household Items Hold More Bacteria Than A Toilet Seat

By | Sun, 09/08/2013 - 16:47

You may worry about their bathroom being full of bacteria, but you should be worrying about your other household items more.

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Laundry Bacteria Could Be In Your 'Clean' Clothes

By | Thu, 08/22/2013 - 15:41

Gentle detergents and low-temperature cycles are found to increase the risk of laundry bacteria in your clean clothes.

Farmers Markets Or Grocery Stores: Which Has The Cleanest Chickens?

By | Thu, 07/11/2013 - 18:15

Penn State study finds that whole chickens from farmers markets may have more pathogenic bacteria.

Reconstructed Leprosy DNA Reveals Genetic History: Hansen’s Disease Unchanged Since Middle Ages

Reconstructed Leprosy DNA Reveals Genetic History: Hansen’s Disease Unchanged Since Middle Ages

By | Fri, 06/14/2013 - 00:34

Bacterial DNA from medieval European skeletons allowed researchers to reconstructed the genome of the leprosy pathogen — revealing that not much has changed throughout 1,000 years of its genetic history.

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The New Microbiome Frontier: Johnson & Johnson Teams With Biotech Startup To Find Bacteria-Based Ulcerative Colitis Treatment

By | Wed, 06/05/2013 - 10:21

With more and more findings on the importance of gut bacteria in the development of ulcerative colitis, Johnson & Johnson and startup Second Genome are taking notice and investing.

Leather handbags in store rack.

Handbag Care: Germs In Your Bag And How To Prevent Infection

By | Mon, 05/20/2013 - 13:59

A handbag may cost you more than you bargained for when it comes to your health.


Say Goodbye To Coffee Rings: Bacteria May Be The Next Big Thing In Home Cleanup

By | Tue, 05/14/2013 - 14:15

Scientists in Belgium describe how bacteria can be used to eliminate the "coffee ring effect."

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New Treatments Using Gut Bacteria Could Ease Obesity-Related Health Problems

By | Mon, 05/13/2013 - 18:18

Increasing the number of the Akkermansia muciniphila bacteria in mice can treat metabolic disorders brought on by an unhealthy diet, new research has found.