microbes

Ancient microbes produced oxygen earlier than thought

Ancient microbes produced oxygen earlier than thought

Oxygenic photosynthesis uses light energy to split water molecules, releasing oxygen, electrons and protons.

Mar 08, 2018, 18:17 PM IST
Pentagon made of microbes older than dinosaurs: Study

Pentagon made of microbes older than dinosaurs: Study

Different types of oolitic limestones have formed in all geological periods and have been found around the world, including in the US, the UK, Germany, the Bahamas, China and at Shark Bay in Western Australia.

Jan 22, 2018, 13:07 PM IST
In a first, ISS astronauts identify unknown microbes in space

In a first, ISS astronauts identify unknown microbes in space

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
Microbes found on ISS resembles homes on Earth: Study

Microbes found on ISS resembles homes on Earth: Study

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.
 

Dec 06, 2017, 11:21 AM IST
Microbes in baby's digestive tract linked to asthma

Microbes in baby's digestive tract linked to asthma

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.
 

Nov 28, 2017, 14:38 PM IST
Monitoring microbes can keep 'Marsonauts' healthy: Study

Monitoring microbes can keep 'Marsonauts' healthy: Study

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
Scientific breakthrough to aid malaria vacccine research

Scientific breakthrough to aid malaria vacccine research

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

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
NASA scientist reveals discovery of 60,000-year-old microbes in Mexican mine

NASA scientist reveals discovery of 60,000-year-old microbes in Mexican mine

Ninety percent of them have never been observed before now, she said.

Feb 21, 2017, 10:17 AM IST
Mars' thin air could help microbes survive, say scientists!

Mars' thin air could help microbes survive, say scientists!

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
NASA to study microbes of the space station

NASA to study microbes of the space station

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

Neonates' gut microbiome influences risk of allergy, asthma

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

Pomegranate juice may help fight ageing

The findings showed that when we drink the pomegranate juice, our body produces Urolithin A -- a molecule.

Jul 12, 2016, 13:09 PM IST

Chummy chimps harbour richer gut bacteria

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

Our bodies don't harbour more bacteria than human cells

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

Mystery of arsenic release into groundwater solved

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

5 reasons why you should say goodbye to hand sanitizers!

Zee Media Bureau

Aug 24, 2015, 09:56 AM IST
European Space Agency sends Kombucha microbes to space

European Space Agency sends Kombucha microbes to space

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

Even bacteria inside our body into trading

 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

'Missing link' microbes may help explain how we evolved from single cells

Newly discovered microbes can explain evolution of animals from single-celled organisms.

May 07, 2015, 16:00 PM IST