Read more about the article Scientists Discover New Way To Wipe Out Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
Photo shows Dynobactin, an antibiotic discovered by an international research team with the participation of the University of Basel, undated photo. Dynobactin is also effective against resistant problem germs. (Biozentrum, University of Basel/Newsflash)

Scientists Discover New Way To Wipe Out Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

Scientists have discovered a new antibiotic that can wipe out pathogens that are resistant to current treatments. An international team of researchers believes the breakthrough could lead to new drugs to help mitigate the antibiotics crisis. The discovery raises hopes of a cure for untreatable bugs which - experts estimate…

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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 greatest health challenges as bacterial infections are increasingly resistant to conventional medical treatments. The two bacteria were found by researchers…

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Read more about the article World’s Biggest Chocolate Factory Back In Business After Salmonella Horror
Barry Callebaut, the largest chocolate factory in the world located in Belgium, destroys hundreds of tons of chocolate after the discovery of salmonella. (Newsflash)

World’s Biggest Chocolate Factory Back In Business After Salmonella Horror

The world's biggest chocolate factory is back in business after a salmonella outbreak forced it to destroy hundreds of tonnes of chocs. The Barry Callebaut factory - which supplies huge brands like Nestle - closed after tests revealed the dangerous bacteria at its factory in Wieze, in East Flanders, in…

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Read more about the article High-Speed Storage Of CO2 Discovered In Bacteria Could Help Fight Climate Change
The filaments of the enzyme HDCR, which produces formic acid from gaseous hydrogen (H2) and carbon dioxide (CO2), are wound around each other like a plait. Undated photo. (Verena Resch, luminous-lab.com/Newsflash)

High-Speed Storage Of CO2 Discovered In Bacteria Could Help Fight Climate Change

An international team of scientists has discovered a new way of high-speed storage of carbon dioxide in a bacterial enzyme that could eventually help fight climate change. The accumulation of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has led to a steadily worsening of the climate crisis, which has, in turn, urged…

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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 in the digestive system of healthy humans and animals and while most forms of it are harmless, researchers revealed in…

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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 that could make current treatments useless. https://youtu.be/aeF97SYb4ac Universidad de Chile/Newsflash The Chilean researchers made the shocking discovery during research into…

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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 canal treatments are routinely carried out to treat tooth infections in millions of patients. The procedure involves removing the infected…

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Read more about the article People Eat One Credit Cards Worth of Plastic Trash a Week Says Study
Entrance area of ​​the medical university campus and the Vienna General Hospital in the Austrian capital of Vienna. (MedUni Wien, AKH Wien, Houdek/Newsflash)

People Eat One Credit Cards Worth of Plastic Trash a Week Says Study

People are eating the equivalent of one credit card every week in their diet, a new study into the effects of plastic particles on human health has revealed. The particles enter the human food chain through plastic waste contained in fish, sea salt and even drinking water, the study shows.…

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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 before humans discovered antibiotics. The groundbreaking study has determined that antibiotic resistance is not just a modern phenomenon that can…

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Read more about the article Cat Rescued After Rubber Band Placed Around Its Neck Cuts Into Its Flesh
A cat was found at a car park with a rubber around her neck, causing a deep strangulating wound, in Tampines, Singapore, in October, 2021. (@spcasingapore/Newsflash)

Cat Rescued After Rubber Band Placed Around Its Neck Cuts Into Its Flesh

These images show a cat that was rescued after a rubber band was placed around its neck that had cut into its flesh before it could be removed. The incident took place in the citystate of Singapore and the images were shared online by the local SPCA organisation, who took…

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