Bacteria

Cannabis Compound Could Be Powerful New Antibiotic

A compound from cannabis is active against the bacteria responsible for many serious infections such as golden staph and pneumonia, including bacteria that have become resistant to other antibiotics, IMB research has shown. Dr Mark Blaskovich from...
Related topics: Antibiotics, Pneumonia, Medical Research

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Medical News Today: People With Fibromyalgia Have Different Gut Bacteria

A new study shows that gut bacteria composition is different in people with fibromyalgia and that it varies with the severity of pain and other symptoms.
Related topics: Fibromyalgia, Medical Research

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Resistant Bacteria Abundant On Nursing Students' Cell Phones

(MedPage Today) -- Small study raises possibility of nosocomial infections, transfer to patients
Related topics: Nursing, Medical Research

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Nearly 9 Out Of 10 Flying Insects In Hospitals Carry Potentially Harmful Bacteria, A New Study Finds

British researchers tested over 20,000 flying insects found in seven hospitals and found that almost 9 out of 10 carry potentially harmful bacteria.
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Plants May Be Transmitting Superbugs To People

Antibiotic-resistant infections are a threat to global public health, food safety and an economic burden. To prevent these infections, it is critical to understand how antibiotic-resistant bacteria and their genes are transmitted from both meat and...
Related topics: Antibiotics, Genetics

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Meet The Eye Microbiome

Bacteria live on our eyeballs, and understanding their role could help treat common eye diseases -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Microbiome

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Ocean Swimming Causes Skin Changes: Study

SATURDAY, June 22, 2019 -- The population of bacteria on your skin changes when you swim in the ocean, potentially increasing your risk of infection, researchers report. They collected samples of skin bacteria from the legs of nine people before...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Plants May Be Transmitting Superbugs To People

Antibiotic-resistant infections are a threat to global public health, food safety and an economic burden. To prevent these infections, it is critical to understand how antibiotic-resistant bacteria and their genes are transmitted from both meat and...
Related topics: Antibiotics, Genetics

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Gut Bacteria Associated With Chronic Pain For First Time

A research team has shown, for the first time, that there are alterations in the bacteria in the gastrointestinal tracts of people with fibromyalgia. Approximately 20 different species of bacteria were found in either greater or are lesser...
Related topics: Chronic Pain, Medical Research, Fibromyalgia

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Dissemination Of Pathogenic Bacteria By University Student's Cell Phones

New research has demonstrated the presence of S. aureus in 40% of the cell phones of students sampled at a university. S. aureus is a common cause of hospital and community-based infections and is currently considered an important pathogen because...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Combination Of Drugs May Combat Deadly Drug-resistant Fungus

Microbiologists have shown that a combination of anti-fungal and anti-bacterial medications may be an effective weapon against the recently discovered multidrug resistant, Candida auris (C. auris).
Related topics: Medical Research

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Flying Insects In Hospitals Carry 'superbug' Germs

FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 -- Many flies and flying insects in hospitals carry bacteria that could pose an infection risk to patients, and more than half of them carry the types that resist antibiotics, a new study says. British researchers used...
Related topics: Germs, Antibiotics, Medical Research

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Antibiotic Resistance In Spore-forming Probiotic Bacteria

New research has found that six probiotic Bacillus strains are resistant to several antibiotics. Genetic analysis of other Bacillus strains has shown genes that contribute to antibiotic resistance towards various types of drugs and methods in which...
Related topics: Antibiotics, Medical Research, Genetics

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Health Tip: Understanding Cavities

-- Cavities are permanently damaged areas of your teeth. They have a range of causes, from bacteria to sugary drinks and poor dental care. Symptoms of cavities also vary. Initially, people with a cavity may have no symptoms. But as the cavity gets...

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The Key To Unlock Bacterial Fusion

Researchers identify how a Chlamydia-produced protein helps bacterial compartments fuse together, thus increasing pathogenicity.
Related topics: Medical Research, Chlamydia, Proteins

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Skin Bacteria Could Save Frogs From Virus

Bacteria living on the skin of frogs could save them from a deadly virus, new research suggests.
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Medical Research

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Medical News Today: What To Know About Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is a serious bacterial infection of the lungs. Symptoms include a persistent bad cough, chest pain, and breathlessness. TB can be life-threatening if a person does not receive treatment, which typically involves a long...
Related topics: Tuberculosis, Cough

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Using Graphene And Tiny Droplets To Detect Stomach-cancer Causing Bacteria

Biosensors are currently used in healthcare to monitor blood glucose; however, they also have the potential to detect bacteria. Researchers at Osaka University have invented a new biosensor using graphene—a material consisting of a one-atom-thick...
Related topics: Graphene, Cancer, Oncology, Blood Sugar (glucose), Medical Research

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How Bacteria Protect Themselves From Plasma Treatment

Considering the ever-growing percentage of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, interest in medical use of plasma is increasing.
Related topics: Antibiotics

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Sprouts Recalls Frozen Cut Spinach Leaves After Listeria Bacteria Found In Product

Sprouts Farmers market has voluntarily recalled Frozen Cut Spinach Leaves after Listeria bacteria was found. The product was sent to 19 states.       

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