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  • 'Superbug genes' found in Arctic wildernesses, warn scientists
    Science News'Superbug genes' found in Arctic wildernesses, warn scientists

    A bacteria with most powerful antibiotics resistant capacity have been discovered in the Arctic, indicating even the world’s last “pristine” environments are being colonised by superbugs. It comes with terrible warnings from health secretary Matt Hancock at the World Economic Forum, that antimicrobial resistance is a “global health emergency” more important than climate change or war.

    10 months ago
  • Injecting drugs may increase heart infections: Details inside
    HealthInjecting drugs may increase heart infections: Details inside

    Strange and shocking! Injecting drugs may increase the risk of infective endocarditis, a serious infection of the lining of the heart. The infection is possibly linked to increasing use of the opioid hydromorphone, a new study reveals.

    10 months ago
  • Scientists turns normal mushroom to 'bionic mushroom' to produce electricity: Here's how
    Science NewsScientists turns normal mushroom to 'bionic mushroom' to produce electricity: Here's how

    In an effort to better understand cell biology and its related technology, Indian researchers from Stevens Institute of Technology in the US created a bionic device that generates green power by 3D-printing clusters of cyanobacteria on an ordinary white button mushroom. The invention is gaining great attention world-wide.

    1 year ago
  • Rotten pomegranate can be used to produce bacterial cellulose: Discovered
    Science NewsRotten pomegranate can be used to produce bacterial cellulose: Discovered

    Now, when you have rotten pomegranate then do not dump it as waste. Confused! Yes, the researchers at the Pune-based National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) say that bacteria from this rotten fruit can be used to produce huge amount of bacterial cellulose.

    1 year ago
  • Israeli research shows probiotics treatment may harm intestines
    SourcesIsraeli research shows probiotics treatment may harm intestines

    Israeli researchers have found that probiotic treatment can damage the intestines, the Weizmann Institute of Science has said.

    1 year ago
  • 'Predatory bacteria' may help combat antibiotic resistance
    Sources'Predatory bacteria' may help combat antibiotic resistance

    In a bid to fight back against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, researchers are now developing germ-eating microbes that will attack all sorts of nasties, including bacterial lung infections, plague and deadly germs that have developed resistance to antibiotics.

    1 year ago
  • Rat fever: Symptoms, cause and treatment
    HealthRat fever: Symptoms, cause and treatment

    As the name suggest, rat fever is an illness caused by a bacteria transmitted to human from rodents, rat and mice. The kind of fever is also termed as rat bite fever (RBF). It is said that people who are in close contact to rats, such as lab technicians are at the greatest risk. Also, those who are living in overly crowded conditions and children, as the pet rat industry grows, are also at risk. In this article, we'll discuss the symptoms, cause and treatment of rat fever.

    1 year ago
  • How mushrooms can aid in diabetes treatment
    SourcesHow mushrooms can aid in diabetes treatment

    Eating white button mushrooms daily can act as a prebiotic by improving microbial community in the gut, which could then improve the regulation of glucose in the liver, a finding that could one day pave way for new diabetes treatments, say researchers.

    1 year ago
  • Targeting gut microbes may reduce heart disease risk
    SourcesTargeting gut microbes may reduce heart disease risk

    Researchers have designed a potential new class of drugs that may help reduce the risks of cardiovascular disease by targeting a specific microbial pathway in the gut.

    1 year ago
  • Eat fibre-rich food to cut stress and anxiety
    SourcesEat fibre-rich food to cut stress and anxiety

    If you want to reduce your stress then you should eat more pulses, wholegrain cereals, oats and vegetables as consumption of high-fibre foods may help reduce the effect of stress, says a study.

    1 year ago