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Food-borne bacteria up miscarriage risk early in pregnancy

Food-borne bacteria up miscarriage risk early in pregnancy

For the study, four pregnant rhesus macaques at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Centre were fed doses of the listeria comparable to what one might encounter in contaminated food. 

Seagrasses can improve water quality of sea by suppressing pollution

Seagrasses can improve water quality of sea by suppressing pollution

According to researchers, seagrass meadows reduce bacteria pathogenic to humans and marine life by up to 50 percent.

Faster method to detect harmful bacteria developed

Faster method to detect harmful bacteria developed

 Sepsis, a serious, life-threatening infection occurring more commonly in hospitalised patients, is one of the medical problems Etchebarne focuses on in his studies.

Superbug NDM-1: What you need to know, why it's so dangerous!

Superbug NDM-1: What you need to know, why it's so dangerous!

NDM-1 was first detected in a Swedish patient of Indian origin who travelled to India in 2008.

Food poisoning? Try these simple home remedies!

Food poisoning? Try these simple home remedies!

Food poisoning is an illness caused by consuming contaminated food with bacteria, viruses, parasites or toxins.

New grasses eat up all RDX from ground, keep air healthy

New grasses eat up all RDX from ground, keep air healthy

A group of US engineers has developed two types of transgenic grass species that can eliminate toxic compounds widely used in explosives which contaminate the air around military bases and battlegrounds.

Hungry bacteria can extract energy from sewage

By using the contact-stabilisation process, up to 55 per cent of the organic matter could be recovered from sewage.

Antibiotic resistance: 'Good' hand washing prevents common infections!

Antibiotic resistance: 'Good' hand washing prevents common infections!

Good hand washing practices can help reduce our risk or prevent the spread of common infections.

Your automated teller machine may be loaded with bacterias

Your automated teller machine may be loaded with bacterias

The team found a parasite typically seen in the gut of humans and other mammals, along with a species closely related to the human parasite Trichomonas vaginalis, which can potentially cause STD.

Did you ever wonder that lack of oxygen could be a reason for acne? Read

Bacteria, if caught in a clogged pore with no oil and air in the surroundings can cause inflammatory response known as acne.

Probiotics could aid recovery from spinal cord injury

The researchers found that spinal cord injury significantly altered the gut microbiome of mice, inducing the migration of gut bacteria into other tissues of the body and the activation of proinflammatory immune cells associated with the gut.

Tuberculosis – Who gets it? Ways to prevent TB

WHO's Global TB Report 2016 also found that nearly half a million people were diagnosed with multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB).

Crohn's disease: Who gets it? Symptoms, causes, complications, treatment!

Over time, Crohn's can result in other complications such as anemia, skin rashes, arthritis, inflammation of the eye.

Crohn's disease may be caused by food-poisoning bacteria!

Crohn's disease is a debilitating bowel disease characterised by the inflammation of the intestines.

DNA: Analyzing the harmful effect of dreadful bacteria 'Superbug'

Analyzing dreadful bacteria "Superbug" and its harmful effects on infants. Watch complete news story of DNA for getting detailed updates!

UN high-level meeting on antimicrobial resistance: Five things to know!

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has become one of the biggest threats to global health and endangers other major priorities.

DNA: Analyzing the harmful effects of superbug bacteria on infants

Analyzing the harmful effects of superbug bacteria and its effects on infants. Analyzing the Antimicrobial resistance of superbug and its effect on infants. Watch complete news story of DNA for getting detailed updates!

Reasons why one should eat with hand!

Nowadays, most people are using spoons and forks to eat their food as they are more modern, hygienic and convenient.

New star-shaped polymers may spell end for antibiotics

The star-shaped structures, are short chains of proteins called 'peptide polymers', and were created by a team from the University of Melbourne School of Engineering.

How plants know whether it is day or night

How plants know whether it is day or night

The findings have implications both for improving crop yield and also in engineering artificial proteins that can be used to release drugs at specific spots in our body to treat cancer cells.