Read more about the article Bacteria For New Antibiotics Found In River In Chile
Photo shows Mapocho River, in Santiago, Chile, undated. Researchers were testing the ability of the cholera-causing bacteria to survive in water but ended up detecting two new pathogen inhibitors. (Newsflash)

Bacteria For New Antibiotics Found In River In Chile

Scientists have discovered two bacteria with great antibiotic potential in a river in Chile. The breakthrough comes as the search for new bacteria to develop antibiotics is one of humankind’s…

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Read more about the article Oldest Known E. Coli Sample Dating Back To 16th Century Extracted From Italian Mummy
Researchers reconstruct the genome of E. coli, using fragments from gallstone of 16th century mummy. (Division of Paleopathology of the University of Pisa/Newsflash)

Oldest Known E. Coli Sample Dating Back To 16th Century Extracted From Italian Mummy

The oldest known sample of an E. coli bacteria has been extracted from a 16th-century Italian mummy by an international team of researchers. Modern E. coli bacteria is often found…

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Read more about the article How Climate Change Could Release World-Ending Super Bacteria
Hyper-resistant bacteria discovered in Antarctica that could pose a risk to global health. (Universidad de Chile/Newsflash)

How Climate Change Could Release World-Ending Super Bacteria

Strains of "superpower" bacteria that could cause the world's next deadly pandemic has been discovered by scientists in Antarctica. Researchers found that the bacteria have a built-in resistance to antibiotics…

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Read more about the article Tiny Bots Could Deep Clean Teeth, Say Experts
Left: Nanobots entering a dentinal tubule. Centre top and bottom: Schematic representation and electron microscope image of nanobot moving through dentinal tubule to reach bacterial colony. Right: How locally induced heat from nanobot can kill bacteria. Live bacteria are green and dead bacteria are red. Bottom right shows band where targeted treatment has been done in human teeth. (Theranautilus/Newsflash)

Tiny Bots Could Deep Clean Teeth, Say Experts

Nano-sized robots manipulated using a magnetic field can help kill bacteria deep inside teeth to ensure the success of root canal treatments after the living tissue has been removed. Root…

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Read more about the article Hedgehogs Harbored Hospital Germs 100 Years Before Humans Discovered Antibiotics
A hedgehog, research shows a type of MRSA, that is an antibiotic-resistant superbug evolved as a result of fungus and bacteria on the skin of wild hedgehogs. (Newsflash)

Hedgehogs Harbored Hospital Germs 100 Years Before Humans Discovered Antibiotics

A new study that involved an expert from the University of Cambridge has uncovered that hedgehogs harboured antibiotic-resistant bacteria - widely regarded these days as 'hospital germs' - 100 years…

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