bacteria

Bacteria could survive journey to Mars, suggests new study

Bacteria could survive journey to Mars, suggests new study

The study showed that thick aggregates, or colonies that the bacteria form, can provide sufficient protection for the survival of bacteri...Read More

Protecting babies in ICU from parental bacteria

Protecting babies in ICU from parental bacteria

Washington: Scientists have developed and tested a novel strategy for reducing the chances of parents exposing their babies in the extens...Read More

Self-cleaning surface that repels superbugs

Self-cleaning surface that repels superbugs

Toronto: Researchers have developed a novel self-cleaning surface that can repel bacteria, an advance that may lead to new strategies aga...Read More

Bacteria used to make new low-calorie sugar

Bacteria used to make new low-calorie sugar

Washington: Scientists have used bacteria to derive a sugar from fruits and dairy products that has only 38 per cent of the calories of t...Read More

Why ICU patients should avoid probiotics

Why ICU patients should avoid probiotics

Boston: The bacteria living in probiotic formulations like yogurt can cause blood infections in a small number of cases, according to a s...Read More

Birds depend on bacteria for mating: Study

Birds depend on bacteria for mating: Study

Washington: Birds use bacteria to produce odour, and if these microbes are altered, it could negatively impact their ability to communica...Read More

Now, molecule links weight gain to gut bacteria

Now, molecule links weight gain to gut bacteria

Houston: Researchers have found a key molecule that helps bacteria living in the guts of mammals to influence the body’s process behind t...Read More

Indore: Infection may be due to fluid; Dr Raman

Indore: Infection may be due to fluid; Dr Raman

“Source of pseudomonas bacteria can be any fluid used during the surgery. It may be due to saline used during surgery or eye drop,” Dr Ra...Read More

Chomp on this bacteria to help your heart

Chomp on this bacteria to help your heart

Researchers have discovered that the use of a pasteurised form of Akkermansia muciniphila-an intestinal bacteria provides greater protect...Read More

Artificial mother-of-pearl created using bacteria

Artificial mother-of-pearl created using bacteria

Washington: Scientists have used bacteria to create synthetic mother-of-pearl that is tough but bendable, and could be used as medical im...Read More

How kids’ noses improve lung infection diagnosis

How kids’ noses improve lung infection diagnosis

London: Tiny organisms in a child’s nose could offer clues to improving the diagnosis and treatment of severe lung infections, a new stud...Read More

Antibiotic resistance spreading faster

Antibiotic resistance spreading faster

Berlin: Antibiotic resistance in bacteria spreads much faster and with more varied mechanisms than previously thought, say scientists who...Read More

Vitamin D helps treat lethal drug-resistant TB: Study

Vitamin D helps treat lethal drug-resistant TB: Study

Washington D.C.: A new study now finds that Vitamin D speeds up the clearance of tuberculosis (TB) bacteria from the lungs of people with...Read More

Your shoes are home to thousands of bacteria

Your shoes are home to thousands of bacteria

Washington: On an average, a shoe harbours “hundreds of thousands of bacteria per square inch,” suggests a study. So is it worth it to al...Read More

Blue roses to soon bloom in your garden

Blue roses to soon bloom in your garden

Beijing : It may soon be possible to breed blue roses in your garden, say scientists who have found a way to express pigment-producing en...Read More

Mumbai: Edible ice from street vendors contaminated with Escherichia Coli bacteria, shows BMC Survey

Mumbai: Edible ice from street vendors contaminated with Escherichia Coli bacteria, shows BMC Survey

Mumbai: The BMC recently conducted a survey in which it collected around 410 samples of edible ice which revealed that more than 90 per c...Read More

NASA tech unveils link between bacteria, breast cancer

NASA tech unveils link between bacteria, breast cancer

Los Angeles: Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found a link between the breast ductal microbiome and breast cancer, using ...Read More

Bacteria in branches naturally fertilise trees: study

Bacteria in branches naturally fertilise trees: study

Washington: Just like humans, trees too harbour bacteria within them that could provide valuable nutrients to help the plant grow, a new ...Read More

STROKE Gut bacteria may help prevent stroke: study

STROKE Gut bacteria may help prevent stroke: study

New York: Certain types of bacteria in the gut can leverage the immune system to decrease the severity of stroke, according to a new stud...Read More

Breastfeeding may cut ear infections in babies: study

Breastfeeding may cut ear infections in babies: study

Washington: Higher rates of breastfeeding, use of vaccinations and lower rates of smoking by mothers may reduce the risk of ear infection...Read More

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