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Thank germs in your gut for keeping you healthy

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 13:17

A new study has suggested that when it comes to fighting off pathogens like Listeria, your best allies may be the billions of microorganisms that line your gut.

Radioactive bacteria to attack pancreatic cancer developed

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 22:29

Scientists, including Indian-origin researchers, have developed a new therapy that uses radioactive bacteria to attack tumour cells in aggressive pancreatic cancer without harming healthy tissue.

Bacteria pill may some day prevent serious foodborne illness

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 13:34

A pill based on modified probiotics could decrease the risk of Listeria infection.

Leukemia patients at greatest risk of listeriosis

Last Updated: Sunday, December 25, 2011, 13:33

People with certain conditions are at the greatest risk of getting sick from the food-borne bacterium Listeria.

Listeria `tricks` intestinal cells to cause sickness

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 00:00

A study has found that pathogenic listeria tricks intestinal cells into helping it pass through those cells to make people ill.

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