|Genetic discovery holds implications for better immunity, longer life|
Added: 06.12.2019 17:53 | 5 views | 0 comments
Wrinkles on the skin of a microscopic worm might provide the key to a longer, healthier life for humans. Working with Caenorhabditis elegans, a transparent nematode found in soil, researchers found that the nervous system controls the tiny worm's cuticle, a skin-like exterior barrier, in response to bacterial infections.
|New defensive mechanism against bacterial wound infections|
Added: 06.12.2019 17:53 | 4 views | 0 comments
Wound inflammation which results in impaired wound healing can have serious consequences for patients. Researchers have discovered a new defensive mechanism which enables our skin to actively kill bacteria. Central to this mechanism is a cellular messenger molecule known as 'interleukin 6', whose mode of action may be used in the future to prevent wound infections.
|Mode of delivery at birth may play key role in shaping the child's skin microbiome|
Added: 06.12.2019 17:53 | 1 views | 0 comments
In a new study, investigators found that bacterial genera in children were more similar to those of their own mothers than to those of unrelated women. Their data suggest that the mode of delivery at birth could be an important factor in shaping the child's microbiome.
|Manuka honey 'sandwich' could be key to fighting infections|
Added: 06.12.2019 16:20 | 7 views | 0 comments
Sandwiching nano-layers of manuka honey between layers of surgical mesh inhibits bacteria for up to three weeks as the honey is slowly released, new research shows.
|Best filtered water bottles in 2019 to remove bacteria, sediment and more|
Added: 06.12.2019 2:21 | 22 views | 0 comments
Don't let bacteria get the best of you. Find out which filtered water bottles are best for outdoors and tap water.
|The best self-cleaning water bottles for tastier tap water in 2019|
Added: 06.12.2019 1:19 | 18 views | 0 comments
These bottles zap bacteria and viruses to keep you safe and your water tasting fresh.
|Flesh-eating bacteria linked to black tar heroin use kills 7 in San Diego: officials|
Added: 05.12.2019 15:27 | 6 views | 0 comments
At least seven people in San Diego, Calif., have died in the last two months from a rare but serious bacterial infection linked to black tar heroin use, county officials announced this week.
|Probiotic may help treat colic in infants|
Added: 04.12.2019 19:58 | 29 views | 0 comments
Probiotics -- or 'good bacteria' -- have been used to treat infant colic with varying success. In a new trial, investigators have shown that drops containing a particular probiotic strain (Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis BB-12) reduced the duration of daily crying by more than 50% in 80% of the 40 infants who received the probiotic once daily for 28 days, with beneficial effects on sleep duration and on stool frequency and consistency.
|Antibiotics weaken flu defenses in the lung|
Added: 04.12.2019 18:21 | 0 views | 0 comments
Antibiotics can leave the lung vulnerable to flu viruses, leading to significantly worse infections and symptoms, finds a new study. The research discovered that signals from gut bacteria help to maintain a first line of defense in the lining of the lung. When mice with healthy gut bacteria were infected with the flu, around 80% of them survived. However, only a third survived if they were given antibiotics before being infected.
|CO2-guzzling bacteria made in the lab could help tackle climate change|
Added: 04.12.2019 17:22 | 0 views | 0 comments
Bacteria have been engineered to live off carbon dioxide. As well as pulling the greenhouse gas from the air they could be used to make food and fuel