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When algal blooms occur in lakes, the over-abundant cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) produce a toxin known as microcystin. Now, Ohio-based scientists are using other types of bacteria to neutralize that toxin, in a process that could be cheaper and more eco-friendly than the alternatives... Continue Reading Bacteria used to neutralize algae-bloom toxin Category: Science Tags:
An incredible new study is suggesting a strong association between schizophrenia and gut bacteria. The research not only reveals a correlation, but hypothesizes the microbiome to potentially play a role in altering neurologic function in ways that may amplify the symptoms of schizophrenia. .. Continue Reading Strange new evidence connects gut bacteria to schizophrenia Category: Medical
For such simple organisms, bacteria are surprisingly crafty when it comes to defending themselves from antibiotics. They build biofilms to protect colonies, hibernate until the danger passes, and of course they're steadily evolving genetic resistances to our best drugs. Now researchers at Princeton and California State University-Northridge have discovered a new bacterial defense mechanism
Pancreatic cancer is not the most common of cancers, but it is one of the most deadly. The American Cancer Society found that just 8 percent of people diagnosed with the cancer will live more than five years. This is the lowest five-year survival rate of the more than 20 different common cancers surveyed. A fascinating new study inspired by traditional Chinese medicine could offer a promis
As important a technology as water filters are, they get less effective as bacteria builds up on their surface. Now, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a new type of membrane that reduces such biofouling by actively killing bacteria with graphene – and in an interesting twist, it's built by bacteria... Continue Reading Traitor bacteria help build graphene wate
Ultrasound technology has been in wide use for decades, helping submarines navigate and letting doctors non-invasively peer inside patients, but it might be about to get a whole lot more powerful. Researchers have developed an "ultra" ultrasound sensor that is so sensitive it can hear air molecules moving around or the vibrations of individual cells. .. Continue Reading New "ultra" ultraso
Tomatoes are certainly hardy plants – this is partly due to a compound which they emit, known as hexenyl butyrate (HB). Spanish scientists have now found that a spray of synthetic HB helps various crop plants to withstand both drought and bacterial infections... Continue Reading Tomato "perfume" could protect crops from drought and bacteria Category: Science Tags: Agricultural
When it comes to our health, we're quick to paint bacteria as the bad guys, but that's not always the case – we need certain bugs to colonize our bodies to help us perform vital functions like digestion. Now researchers from the University of Michigan have discovered a new symbiotic relationship we have with bacteria in our noses and throats, some of which may help fight off the flu virus.
There's a never-ending war going on all around us, down at the microscopic level. Bacteria and viruses are locked in battle against each other – and us, as we try to clear them out with antibiotics. But we might be losing the war, as the bugs rapidly develop resistance to our best drugs. Now researchers from Washington University in St. Louis have found a way to potentially prevent bacteri
It almost goes without saying that space is a pretty harsh environment. A NASA twin study showed life in space changes gene expression in humans, and tests have shown that it even stresses seedlings. Now researchers have examined what effects that environment might have on bacteria, and found that the bugs are mutating in response – but that probably isn't cause for concern... Continue Rea is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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