Identifying microbes involves isolating the DNA of samples, and then amplifying – or making many copies – of that DNA that can then be sequenced, or identified.Jan 01, 2018, 16:13 PM IST
The conclusion is of a citizen science project called Project MERCCURI that analysed bacteria found on 15 locations on the ISS and compared them with samples from homes on Earth as well as the Human Microbiome Project.
The finding suggests that modifying the infant gut microbiome, the community of microorganisms or bacteria that live in the digestive tracts, could reduce their risk of developing asthma.
Researchers have found that apart from the crew - the main source of human-associated bacteria inside the habitat - confinement appears to be the strongest trigger shaping the bacterial community which remains highly dynamic over time.Oct 04, 2017, 18:04 PM IST
Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) announced the breakthrough after they tracked cells and discovered a molecule which kills microbes that infect the liver - such as malaria, Xinhua news agency reported.Mar 20, 2017, 10:36 AM IST
WHO releases 1st ever list of 12 most 'dangerous superbugs' – Most of these bacteria have existence in India
As part of WHO’s efforts to address growing global resistance to antimicrobial medicines, the list was drawn up in a bid to guide and promote research and development (R&D) of new antibiotics.
Mar 02, 2017, 09:36 AM IST
Ninety percent of them have never been observed before now, she said.Feb 21, 2017, 10:17 AM IST
Mars and its life-harbouring possibilities have been on the top of many space agencies' list of priorities and there is plenty of evidence suggesting that rivers, lakes and seas covered the planet billions of years ago.Jan 17, 2017, 20:31 PM IST
More than 200 people have crossed the airlock threshold to the International Space Station to conduct research that benefits people on Earth and NASA's ambitious plan to send humans to Mars.Sep 22, 2016, 16:38 PM IST
Gut microbes play a key role in processing dietary components such as fats, giving them a powerful influence over whether anti-inflammatory or pro-inflammatory molecules end up in the gut, the researchers said.Sep 13, 2016, 15:53 PM IST
The findings showed that when we drink the pomegranate juice, our body produces Urolithin A -- a molecule.Jul 12, 2016, 13:09 PM IST
Monitoring social behaviour of wild chimpanzees, researchers have found that being gregarious may help transmit beneficial microbes and increase diversity of gut bacteria.Jan 17, 2016, 12:50 PM IST
If you were convinced till now that your body has more bacteria (good and bad) and other microbes than human cells, it is time to revisit the decades-old assumption, says a team of researchers from Israel and Canada.Jan 12, 2016, 18:43 PM IST
Stanford scientists have solved an important mystery about where the microbes responsible for releasing dangerous arsenic into groundwater in Southeast Asia get their food.Dec 06, 2015, 14:03 PM IST
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The European Space Agency has sent samples of bacteria and yeasts that are used to make Kombucha, an ancient brew drunk for centuries in Eurasia, to space to understand what forms of life can survive beyond Earth.Aug 03, 2015, 10:19 AM IST
Economic concepts not just explain about how societies buy, sell, and trade goods and services but can also explore the mysteries about the behaviour of microbial life on the earth and inside our body, a study says.Aug 02, 2015, 17:26 PM IST
Newly discovered microbes can explain evolution of animals from single-celled organisms.May 07, 2015, 16:00 PM IST
It turns out that the sweet treat you pour over your pancakes could make antibiotics more effective against bacteria.Apr 17, 2015, 14:42 PM IST