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2014-04-08 10:58:47

New insights into a surprisingly flexible immune system present in bacteria for combating viruses and other foreign DNA invaders have been revealed by researchers from New Zealand's University of Otago and the Netherlands.

2014-04-04 10:29:01

When cannibals ate brains of people who died from prion disease, many of them fell ill with the fatal neurodegenerative disease as well.

2014-03-17 23:24:38

The USDA confirms TeraGanix all natural liquid probiotic formula controls pathogen salmonella in poultry growing conditions.

2014-02-28 08:25:57

M2 technology expands applications through massive increase in quantification with sample to answer in less than one hour SAN DIEGO, Feb.

Pathogen Responsible For Two Historical Plagues Could Reemerge
2014-01-28 10:26:57

New research has found that two separate plagues – the Plague of Justinian of 541 and the Black Death some 800 years later – were caused by different strains of the same pathogen.

Medical Legacy Of Knut The Polar Bear
2014-01-03 08:03:07

Researchers combine their efforts to investigate Knut the polar bear's death

TB Bacteria Hide Their Identity To Invade Into Deeper Regions Of The Lungs
2013-12-20 14:30:54

Cell surface lipids hide molecular patterns that infection-killing cells might recognize as dangerous

Protein In Salmonella Jams Signals From Bacteria-fighting Mast Cells
2013-12-12 17:37:35

A protein in Salmonella inactivates mast cells -- critical players in the body's fight against bacteria and other pathogens -- rendering them unable to protect against bacterial spread in the body

Bacteria Use Lethal Cytotoxins In Order To Evade Antibiotic Treatment
2013-11-18 11:49:43

Bacteria that cause infectious diseases produce a number of cytotoxins, and an international research team has now found the mechanism behind one of these toxins.

Probiotics May Help Keep Bad Germs At Bay
2013-11-04 08:38:08

Microbes are everywhere – thousands of species are in your mouth, and thousands are in a glass of tap water. The ones in your mouth are mostly harmless – as long as you brush and floss so they don't form a biofilm that allows gum disease a path into the blood stream.


Word of the Day
cowpooling
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.