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Another Total Bacteria - Norovirus - Returns After Pandemic

Another Total Bacteria – Norovirus – Returns After Pandemic

Out of the new, in the old? As COVID slowly withdraws from the epidemiological focus (but will remain), outbreaks of another nasty bacteria — norovirus — are making a comeback and recovery, according to a new report from the CDC to pre-pandemic numbers. Commonly referred to as stomach flu, “cruise ship virus,” food poisoning, or …

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Another Total Bacteria - Norovirus - Returns After Pandemic

Another Total Bacteria – Norovirus – Returns After Pandemic

Out of the new, in the old? As COVID slowly withdraws from the epidemiological focus (but will remain), outbreaks of another nasty bacteria — norovirus — are making a comeback and recovery, according to a new report from the CDC to pre-pandemic numbers. Commonly referred to as stomach flu, “cruise ship virus,” food poisoning, or …

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Flies on food aren't just annoying.they are bad for your health

Flies on food aren’t just annoying.they are bad for your health

Warning: If you’re going to have a big meal, this could ruin your meal. Did you know that when flies land on food to eat some food, they spit on it first? This vomit contains traces of something they’ve eaten before, whether it’s someone else’s lunch, or something less tasty like shit. Now scientists are …

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A drug that kills antibiotic-resistant bacteria could stave off the impending superbug crisis

A drug that kills antibiotic-resistant bacteria could stave off the impending superbug crisis

For years, human civilization has been embroiled in a silent public health crisis: some of our antibiotic drugs have stopped working. The overuse of antibiotics has turned bacteria we once easily defeated into superpathogens, able to evade even our best defenses because they evolve faster than we can engineer drugs to defeat them. It is …

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Scientists make 'live' synthetic cells by collecting bacteria

Scientists make ‘live’ synthetic cells by collecting bacteria

In a major step forward in synthetic biology, researchers at the University of Bristol, UK, have designed a system that can perform several key functions of living cells, including producing energy and expressing genes. Their artificially constructed cells even went from spherical to a more natural amoeba-like shape within the first 48 hours of “life,” …

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Scientists Think Bacteria Are Harmless – And They’re Wrong

Scientists have discovered that a bacterium is not as harmless as previously thought. It can actually cause bronchiectasis, asthma, and infections in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). An international study led by scientists in Singapore has found that bacteria previously thought to be harmless can make existing lung diseases worse. An international team …

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These beetles stuff symbiotic bacteria into 'back pockets' during metamorphosis

These beetles stuff symbiotic bacteria into ‘back pockets’ during metamorphosis

enlarge / Certain species of beetles have evolved unusual “back pockets” to safely house symbiotic bacteria during metamorphosis — the only known occurrence in insects. Certain species of beetles have evolved unusual “back pockets” to safely house symbiotic bacteria during metamorphosis — the only known occurrence in insects. This is part of a mutually beneficial …

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Differences in saliva bacteria among students with recent suicidal thoughts Neuroscience News

To summarize: The bacterial composition of the saliva of students who reported recent suicidal thoughts was different compared to students who did not report suicidal thoughts. Notably, saliva samples from the suicidal students had lower levels of Alloprevotella rava, a bacterium associated with positive brain health. resource: University of Florida A new study from the …

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