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Diseased trees new source of climate gas

Diseased trees new source of climate gas | Trending Microbes | Scoop.it
Diseased trees in forests may be a significant new source of methane that causes climate change, according to researchers.
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Cattle vaccine works to reduce E. coli O157:H7

Cattle vaccine works to reduce E. coli O157:H7 | Trending Microbes | Scoop.it
A commercial vaccine for cattle can effectively reduce levels of E. coli O157:H7 by more than 50 percent, a new study has found.

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BBC - Newsbeat - Campaigners say the young don't know enough about HIV

BBC - Newsbeat - Campaigners say the young don't know enough about HIV | Trending Microbes | Scoop.it
Sexual health experts and leading HIV charities say not enough is being done to raise awareness of the dangers of the virus for young people in the UK.
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Bacteria transform the closest living relatives of animals from single cells into colonies | Not Exactly Rocket Science | Discover Magazine

Bacteria transform the closest living relatives of animals from single cells into colonies | Not Exactly Rocket Science | Discover Magazine | Trending Microbes | Scoop.it
Animals | In Nicole King’s lab, a bacterium is making a group of tiny cells stick together.
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Op-Ed: Don’t Panic—Ebola Isn’t Heading For You

Op-Ed: Don’t Panic—Ebola Isn’t Heading For You | Trending Microbes | Scoop.it
Sixteen people in Uganda have died from the Ebola virus, but a virologist says there's no reason to worry about a pandemic...
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Are those the gut microbes of an unhealthy person, or a pregnant one? | Not Exactly Rocket Science | Discover Magazine

Are those the gut microbes of an unhealthy person, or a pregnant one? | Not Exactly Rocket Science | Discover Magazine | Trending Microbes | Scoop.it
Bacteria | A pregnant woman isn’t just eating for one, but for trillions. Aside from her baby, she’s also home to a multitude of bacteria and other microbes.
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New non-toxic disinfectant could tackle hospital infections

New non-toxic disinfectant could tackle hospital infections | Trending Microbes | Scoop.it
A new disinfectant, Akwaton, that works at extremely low concentrations could be used in healthcare settings to help control persistent hospital-acquired infections such as Clostridium difficile.
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One third of Earth's organisms live in our planet's rocks and sediments

One third of Earth's organisms live in our planet's rocks and sediments | Trending Microbes | Scoop.it

By some estimates, a third of Earth's organisms live in our planet's rocks and sediments, yet their lives are almost a complete mystery. Recent work of microbiologist James Holden of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and colleagues shines a light into this dark world. They report the first detailed data on methane-exhaling microbes that live deep in the cracks of hot undersea volcanoes. Evidence has built that there's an incredible amount of biomass in the Earth's subsurface, in the crust and marine sediments, perhaps as much as all the plants and animals on the surface," says Holden. "We're interested in the microbes in the deep rock, and the best place to study them is at hydrothermal vents at undersea volcanoes. Warm water there brings the nutrient and energy sources these microbes need." The result will advance scientists' comprehension of biogeochemical cycles in the deep ocean, he and co-authors believe.


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Farm virus 'may spread across UK'

Farm virus 'may spread across UK' | Trending Microbes | Scoop.it
Schmallenberg virus is present in the UK this summer and could spread throughout the country, scientists say.
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Seven Wonders of the Microbe World (combined)

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All seven videos from the 'Seven Wonders of the Microbe World' series combined into one, talking about Microbes and why some are good, some are bad and what they have done for mankind.

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Bacteria-immune system 'fight' can lead to chronic diseases, study suggests

Bacteria-immune system 'fight' can lead to chronic diseases, study suggests | Trending Microbes | Scoop.it
A "fight" between bacteria normally living in the intestines and the immune system, kicked off by another type of bacteria, may be linked to two types of chronic disease.
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Can bacteria fight brain cancer?

Can bacteria fight brain cancer? | Trending Microbes | Scoop.it

Two neurosurgeons at the University of California, Davis, have been banned from research on humans after deliberately infecting three terminally ill cancer patients with pathogenic bacteria in an attempt to treat them. All three died, two showing complications from the infection.

 

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