IIT Guwahati builds hand-held device to detect bacteria

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati researchers have developed a low-cost, hand-held device for rapid detection of bacteria, bringing portable bacterial detection kits closer to reality.

Aug 06, 2019, 16:11 PM IST

100mn bacteria a day will keep the doctor away

The bacteria, fungi and viruses in our food transiently colonise our gut, but cooking kills most of these, so raw fruit and vegetable are particularly important sources of gut microbes.

Jul 29, 2019, 16:04 PM IST

High-fibre diet cuts preeclampsia risk during pregnancy

Simple recommendation to 'eat real food', mostly plants and not too much' might be the most effective primary prevention strategy for some of the most serious conditions of our time.

Jul 11, 2019, 15:50 PM IST

Roundworms avoid bad bacteria after smelling Nitric oxide

The study shows that a protein called thioredoxin determines the time course of the worms` sensory response to the gas. 

Jul 18, 2018, 09:28 AM IST

Gut bacteria could reveal more about cirrhosis patients

Researchers, including one of Indian origin, have found that analysis of the gut microbiome -- a collection of bacteria and other microbes in the gut -- could help better predict risk of hospitalisation for patients with cirrhosis, a condition in which the liver does not function properly.

Apr 02, 2018, 13:20 PM IST

UK man caught with world's 'worst-ever' case of super-gonorrhoea. What is super-gonorrhoea?

A man in the United Kingdom has been infected with the worst-ever case of gonorrhoea in the world. 

Mar 29, 2018, 14:49 PM IST

'Tesla in space may have carried largest load of bacteria from Earth'

While rocket test flights usually have a dummy payload, SpaceX founder Musk sent up his personal Tesla Roadster instead.

Feb 28, 2018, 15:55 PM IST

New 'smart' material to help fight tooth decay

Scientists have developed a filling material with tiny particles made by self-assembly of antimicrobial drugs which is designed to stop bacteria in its tracks.

Jan 31, 2018, 17:09 PM IST

Scientists discover living bacteria in polar ice for the first time

The research also shows that humans may be having an even greater impact on levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in Earth's atmosphere than accepted evidence from climate history studies of ice cores suggests.

Dec 21, 2017, 14:28 PM IST

This is what antibiotic resistant bacteria are

Antibiotic resistance is one of the most pressing public health challenges and threatens the ability to effectively fight infectious diseases including pneumonia and tuberculosis.

Dec 21, 2017, 14:27 PM IST

Method to quickly, accurately identify bacteria is here

The bacteria that most often cause bloodstream infections include the rod-shaped bacteria including Escherichia coli or E.coli, the round clusters of Staphylococcus species, and the pairs or chains of Streptococcus species.

Dec 16, 2017, 16:41 PM IST

Drinking tea in office? Those teabags are more germ-infested than a toilet seat

A poll of 1,000 workers revealed that 80 percent of people working in an office wouldn’t think to wash their hands before making drinks for colleagues.

Dec 12, 2017, 12:14 PM IST

A 'momentous achievement': India now free of infective trachoma, says Nadda

The minister said that the survey findings indicate that the active trachoma infection has been eliminated among children in all the survey districts with overall prevalence of only 0.7 percent.

Dec 09, 2017, 10:59 AM IST

Researchers create new dental material to kill microbes and resist plaque

Dentists rely on composite materials to perform restorative procedures, such as filling cavities.

Dec 05, 2017, 19:52 PM IST

Houseflies can make you severely diseased, says study

In a study of the microbiomes of 116 houseflies and blowflies, they found that these flies carry hundreds of different species of bacteria, many of which are harmful to humans.

Nov 25, 2017, 16:26 PM IST

World's smallest tape recorder built from bacteria

The researchers modified an ordinary laboratory strain of the ubiquitous human gut microbe Escherichia coli, enabling the bacteria to not only record their interactions with the environment but also time-stamp the events.

Nov 24, 2017, 12:12 PM IST

Multiple sclerosis drugs may combat multi-resistant bacteria

Results have shown that the drug kills half of the Pseudomonas bacteria, a genus of Gram-negative bacteria, in specimens from patients with cystic fibrosis who are often exposed to the bacteria in the lungs.

Nov 23, 2017, 17:24 PM IST

Bacteria can spread antibiotic resistance through soil: Study

Researchers studied antibiotic resistance and how it can persist and spread among food animals, humans and the environment they all share.

Oct 07, 2017, 14:47 PM IST

Stool or blood samples can tell whether you can lose weight

Diet should be changed according to the gut bacteria imbalances so that the level of both Prevotella or Bacteroides can be balanced.

Sep 19, 2017, 00:10 AM IST

Bacteria in throat may indicate joint infection risk in kids

Over the past few years, new highly sensitive techniques have allowed more precise identification of the bacteria responsible for these infections.

Sep 05, 2017, 12:46 PM IST