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sewage virus
2015-02-19 16:26:15

Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Faculty of Dental Medicine propose a way to turn the tables on harmful bacteria that infect humans, by infecting them with tiny viruses called bacteriophages. In a strange twist, one such virus, cultivated from Jerusalem sewage, may help prevent infections following dental procedures.

bacteria
2015-01-29 18:16:31

Researchers from Tel Aviv University have developed a potential new way to combat MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant bacteria by sequencing the DNA of bacteria resistant to viral toxins and identifying novel proteins that could slow growth in these superbug-causing, antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

2014-11-05 08:34:08

LONDON, November 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Endolysin Staphefekt(TM) shown to kill Staphylococcus aureus, including MRSA - Emergence of

2014-10-28 23:03:54

Researchers demonstrate the rapid spread of viruses in 2-4 hours; Clearstream provides antibacterial and antimicrobial products to combat viral contamination. Harrisburg,

Microscopic Bugs Used To Save The Bees
2014-10-28 03:18:52

Undergraduate BYU student on the path to treating deadly bee-killing bacteria

cholera and phages
2014-09-03 02:00:53

In the battle between our immune systems and cholera bacteria, humans may have an unknown ally in bacteria-killing viruses known as phages.

2014-07-15 13:33:52

CRISPR, a system of genes that bacteria use to fend off viruses, is involved in promoting antibiotic resistance in Francisella novicida, a close relative of the bacterium that causes tularemia.

human intestinal flora
2014-07-07 04:50:26

Researchers from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) have discovered 500 previously unidentified microorganisms in human intestinal flora, as well as 800 new types of viruses that attack intestinal bacteria.

2014-05-23 11:13:49

In the Lewis Carroll classic, Through the Looking Glass, Humpty Dumpty states, "When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less."

Turkeys Inspire Early Warning System For Toxins
2014-01-22 09:28:11

Some may think of turkeys as good for just lunch meat and holiday meals. But bioengineers saw inspiration in the big birds for a new type of biosensor that changes color when exposed to chemical vapors. This feature makes the sensors valuable detectors of toxins or airborne pathogens.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.