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Skin bacteria could protect against disease

Added: 16.12.2017 2:11 | 2 views | 0 comments

There are more and more examples of the ways in which we can benefit from our bacteria. According to new research, this is true for the skin as well. The work has shown that the most common bacteria on human skin secrete a protein which protects us from the reactive oxygen species thought to contribute to several skin diseases. The protein has an equally strong effect on dangerous oxygen species as known antioxidants such as vitamin C and vitamin E.

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Our personal skin microbiome is surprisingly stable

Added: 16.12.2017 2:11 | 4 views | 0 comments

Despite regular washing and contact with bacteria-laden objects, our personal milieu of skin microbes remains highly stable over time, reports a metagenomics study. The authors say this knowledge could be applied to better understand a wide range of human skin disorders through the development of prebiotic, probiotic, and microbial transplantation approaches.

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Death rates from rheumatic heart disease falling since 1990

Added: 16.12.2017 2:10 | 1 views | 0 comments

The risk of dying from rheumatic heart disease, a condition of damaged heart valves caused by bacterial infection that leads to rheumatic fever, has dropped around the world over the last 25 years...

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Out of balance: Gut bacterial makeup may exacerbate pain in sickle cell disease

Added: 16.12.2017 2:08 | 1 views | 0 comments

An overabundance of the bacteria Veillonella in the digestive tract may increase pain in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD).

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Artificial intelligence used to identify bacteria quickly and accurately

Added: 15.12.2017 19:32 | 7 views | 0 comments

Microscopes enhanced with artificial intelligence (AI) could help clinical microbiologists diagnose potentially deadly blood infections and improve patients' odds of survival, according to microbiologists.

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Bacteria Gang Together in Killer Biofilms, but Scientists Can Disrupt Gang Communications

Added: 15.12.2017 16:51 | 3 views | 0 comments

Biofilms—3-D mats of bacteria—kill as many people as cancer does and fight off antibiotics. Now scientists are turning biofilms' own weapons against them


Nanoparticles as a solution against antibiotic resistance?

Added: 15.12.2017 15:28 | 10 views | 0 comments

Scientists have succeeded in developing an efficient method to treat mucoviscidosis. Crucial are nanoparticles that transport the antibiotics more efficiently to their destination. First of all, the active particles need to have a certain size to be able to reach the deeper airways and not to bounce off somewhere else before. Ultimately, they have to penetrate the thick layer of mucus on the airways as well as the lower layers of the bacteria biofilm.

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Nature’s Best Antibiotic: How to Use Horseradish instead of Antibiotics

Added: 15.12.2017 10:17 | 4 views | 0 comments

When it comes to fighting bacterial infections and preventing diseases, you should forget about prescription antibiotics and try taking natural antibiotics. Prescription antibiotics can make your body become resistant to antibiotics. Natural antibiotics, on the other hand, can effectively fight infection without the risk of your body developing resistance. For many years, raw horseradish has ...]


Scientists create stretchable battery made entirely out of fabric

Added: 15.12.2017 2:19 | 1 views | 0 comments

Scientists have developed an entirely textile-based, bacteria-powered bio-battery that could one day be integrated into wearable electronics.

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A bacterium has been engineered to make ‘unnatural’ proteins

Added: 15.12.2017 1:59 | 1 views | 0 comments

A microorganism with two extra letters in its genetic code, can create proteins far more complex and versatile than anything found in nature

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