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2010-06-11 07:29:41

If you live in a section of the country where gypsy moths are a relatively new menace, have no fear, help is not far behind.

2010-06-07 13:59:52

Study argues for greater monitoring and management of pathogens that threaten crops in Sub-Saharan Africa.

2010-06-01 19:18:20

Researchers at the Public University of Navarra, the Polytechnic University of Madrid (CBGP), the University of Malaga, the University of Wisconsin and the Valencian Institute of Agricultural Research have managed to sequence the genome of the bacteria responsible for tuberculosis in the olive tree.

2010-05-28 13:07:03

Finding may offer future alternative to antibiotics.

2010-05-24 07:15:09

New finding may change the direction of vaccine research.

2010-05-20 10:35:58

New research shows that nearly 1 in 5 cases of infection with the potentially deadly fungus Cryptococcus neoformans are caused by not one but multiple strains of the pathogen.

2010-05-19 09:59:12

Army scientists have discovered a way to "trick" the bacterium that causes anthrax into shedding its protective covering, making it easier for the body's immune system to mount a defense.

2010-05-12 09:54:00

SARASOTA, Fla., May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trillions of bacteria might help clean up the Gulf oil spill, a specialized company reports. Osprey Biotechnics, Inc., a pioneer in breeding beneficial bacteria, says it estimates that 55 gallons of the product it calls Munox would treat 36.5 square miles of Gulf waters.

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2010-05-12 06:08:22

The US Department of Agriculture released new standards on Monday with the aim of reducing the levels of salmonella and campylobacter in poultry, which if successful, the government said could prevent as many as 65,000 foodborne illnesses every year.

2010-04-26 09:26:44

The human gut is home to 100 trillion bacteria, which, for millions of years, have co-evolved along with our digestive and immune systems.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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