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Compound kills drug resistant bacteria: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, November 14, 2013, 12:56

Scientists today unveiled a drug combination that destroys antibiotic-resistant germs in mice, potentially opening a new front against chronic and relapsing infections in humans.

Germs in gums can reveal ethnicity: Study

Last Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013, 21:51

The bacteria in the human mouth - particularly those nestled under the gums - are as powerful as a fingerprint at identifying a person`s ethnicity, a research has found.

Mobile phones found to have more germs than toilet seats

Last Updated: Saturday, September 01, 2012, 16:09

Next time you use your mobile phone, you might want to wipe it! Researchers have discovered there are more bacteria on an average mobile phone than on a toilet seat.

Office desk `may jeopardise your health`

Last Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2012, 17:33

Office desks put workers at risk of serious illness because they are crawling with germs, experts have warned in a new study.

Exposing kids to germs makes them healthier

Last Updated: Friday, March 23, 2012, 19:15

Researchers have provided evidence supporting the concept of exposing people to germs at an early age (i.e., childhood) to build immunity - dubbed as hygiene hypothesis.

`Sharing musical instruments can spread infection`

Last Updated: Monday, May 16, 2011, 00:00

Commonly shared wind instruments harbour germs which can be a source of infection.

Bedbugs with `superbug` germ found

Last Updated: Thursday, May 12, 2011, 00:00

Afraid of germs? Researchers are reporting an alarming combo: bedbugs carrying a staph `superbug`.

Intelligent dressing changes colour

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 00:00

Dressings effectively protect the site of an injury, but to examine a wound they must be removed.

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