Tag Archives: Bacteria

19Dec/16

The search for medicinal agents in NYC dirt

The dirt of New York City parks may seem an unlikely way to benefit modern medicine, but scientists in an Upper East Side university lab in Manhattan say they found genes from the dirt’s bacteria that could lead to use in antibiotics and anti-cancer treatments.

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28Sep/15

Tanzanian scientist invents low-cost water filter

ARUSHA, TANZANIA (REUTERS) – It’s good enough to drink, but just seconds before this water was full of dirt and bacteria.

Tanzanian scientist Askwar Hilonga has created this filter. He says it removes 99.9 percent of bacteria, micro-organisms and viruses.
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09Sep/15

Scientists try to find out why 60,000 antelopes died in four days in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan (Next Media) – Scientists are trying to figure out why 60,000 saigas, a critically endangered antelope that roams the steppe of Kazakhstan, died within four days in May.
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10Apr/15

Scientists in a spin over synthetic spider silk

BAYREUTH, GERMANY (REUTERS) – It’s strong enough to capture prey and is so durable it could be woven into a fabric. Yet creating a synthetic version of spider silk has challenged researchers, because it’s extremely difficul to harvest silk from the insects.
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31Mar/15

UK scientists use medieval remedy to kill superbug MRSA

UK (Next Media) – UK Scientists successfully recreated and used a thousand-year-old Anglo Saxon remedy to kill hospital superbug MRSA.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, otherwise known as the superbug MRSA, is a bacteria resistant to many antibiotics. It can cause skin infections and more severe problems such as bloodstream infections and pneumonia in patients in hospitals or nursing homes, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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16Mar/15

Horse dung has scientists on scent of antibiotic success

The key to creating the next generation of antibiotics could lie in horse dung. That’s according to researchers at ETH Zurich and the University of Bonn who have produced copsin, an antibiotic protein compound, in the common inky cap mushroom that grows in manure.
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