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How Modern Life Depletes Our Gut Microbes : Goats and Soda : NPR
Science & Tech  (tags: gut, microbes, bacteria, health, microbiome, intestines, intestinal flora )

Kathryn
- 34 days ago - npr.org
Looks like many of us don't have the right stomach for a paleodiet. Literally. Two studies give us a glimpse into our ancestors' microbiome -- you know, those trillions of bacteria that live in the human gut.
Food Additives Linked to Weight Gain, Inflammation
Science & Tech  (tags: Digestion, Bacteria, Obesity, Health, Healthy Foods, Healthy Eating )

Judy
- 92 days ago - livescience.com
Food additives that are commonly used to thicken and stabilize processed foods may disrupt the bacterial makeup of the gut, causing health problems, a new study in animals suggests.
Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs Are Causing Bacterial Infections - Business Insider
Science & Tech  (tags: health, antibiotics, humans, animals, superbugs, India, United States, bacteria, antibiotics resistant bacteria, infections, death )

Kathryn
- 172 days ago - businessinsider.com
Newborns in India are now dying at alarming rates from infections that were once curable, The New York Times reported on Thursday. The same deadly "superbugs" are spreading around the globe and have already come to the United States.
How Three Teens Used Bacteria to Tackle Global Food Poverty
Science & Tech  (tags: Food, Global Food Poverty, Teens, Expermentation, Inoculation, Bacteria, Crop Modification, Artificial Selection, Enhanced Crops )

Brian
- 226 days ago - csmonitor.com
"Ciara, Emer, and Sophie completed more than 100 experimental runs in their backyard garden laboratory and inoculated thousands of seed samples with a diluted syrup of rhyzobia."
Can We Save Our Body's Ecosystem From Extinction?
Science & Tech  (tags: bacteria, discovery, environment, health, humans, research, science, study, world )

Kathy
- 399 days ago - pbs.org
The sheer amount of bacteria in the human body weighs three to four pounds combined, as much as the human brain. Microbial species live on the surface of our skin, in our stomachs and in our noses, outnumbering our cells 10 to 1. Our bodies are host to-->
Scientists Have Discovered Microbial Communities Thriving on Plastic Marine Debris
Science & Tech  (tags: oceans, scientists, plastc marine debris, open oceans, polyethylene and polypropylene, microbial reefs, Plastisphere, single-celled animals, fungi, bacteria, pathogens, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, ocean gyres, plastic patches )

Judy
- 665 days ago - latimes.com
Welcome to the Plastisphere, a biological wilderness on microbial reefs of polyethylene and polypropylene in the open ocean teeming with single-celled animals, fungi and bacteria, many of them newly discovered.
Arctic Bacteria Discovered Breeding at Record -15 C
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, science, scientists, research, arctic, bacteria, study, interesting, Canada )

Michael
- 735 days ago - cbc.ca
Bacteria that can live and multiply in High Arctic permafrost at temperatures well below the freezing point of water have been discovered by a Canadian-led team of researchers.
Electric Bacteria Could Be Used for Bio-Battery
Science & Tech  (tags: batteries, power, bacteria, energy )

Freya
- 794 days ago - news.yahoo.com
In an important step toward the creation of "bio-batteries," a new study reveals how bacteria produce electricity when proteins in their cell membranes come into contact with a mineral surface.
Building Better Bacteria
Science & Tech  (tags: Bacteria, discovery, geneticengineering, health, investigation, medicine, NewTechnology, research, science, scientists, society, study, technology )

Kit
- 846 days ago - livescience.com
While your last interaction with bacteria may have been unpleasant, to say the least, synthetic biologists can't get enough of these stomach bugs.
Teardrop Protein Has Jaws to Chew Up Harmful Bacteria
Science & Tech  (tags: Teardrop, protein, has, jaws to, chew up, harmful, bacteria )

Agnes
- 1219 days ago - topnews.in
Washington, Jan 20 - Lysozymes, antiseptic proteins in our teardrops, have jaws that latch on and chomp through rows of cell walls of harmful bugs like someone hungrily devouring an ear of corn.
Genomes Sequenced: Bugs Within Mealybugs; And Bugs Within Bugs Within Mealybugs
Science & Tech  (tags: Bacteria, Mealybugs, animals, nutrients )

Suzane
- 1386 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Bacteria may have bad reputations but in fact, all animals -- us included -- rely on them in critical ways.
Bacteria in Wasp Antennae Produce Antibiotic Cocktails
Science & Tech  (tags: Bacteria, Antibiotic Cocktails, Microbiology )

Anna
- 1507 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Bacteria that grow in the antennae of wasps help ward off fungal threats by secreting a 'cocktail' of antibiotics explains a scientist at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Harrogate.
Explosive Death for MRSA - Health - 17 January 2011 - New Scientist
Science & Tech  (tags: medicine, bacteria, science )

Phil
- 1592 days ago - newscientist.com
An antibody which causes MRSA bacteria to explode rather than divide brings hope for a universal vaccine.
New Species of Bacteria Found in Titanic 'Rusticles'
Science & Tech  (tags: species, bacteria, Titanic, microbe, rusticles )

Anna
- 1634 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A never-before-seen microbe has been found in the wreck of RMS Titanic.The Halomonas titanicae bacterium was found in "rusticles", the porous and delicate icicle-like structures that form on rusting iron.
Arsenic-Feeding Bacteria Find Expands Traditional Notions of Life
Science & Tech  (tags: Arsenicfeeding, bacteria, life, universe )

Anna
- 1638 days ago - edition.cnn.com
Scientists have discovered a form of bacteria that can thrive on arsenic -- an element generally considered toxic -- dramatically expanding both traditional notions of how life is sustained and the range of where it might be found in the universe.........
 

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