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Infected burn makes dressing 'glow'

Infected burn makes dressing 'glow' | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
Scientists have developed a medical dressing that 'lights up' when a burn is infected.
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Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news
A collection of material relating to microbiology and food safety generated to support my microbiology and food safety modules at Bath Spa University.
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If you feel better, should you stop taking your antibiotics?

If you feel better, should you stop taking your antibiotics? | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
A recent paper suggests that patients would be better off stopping antibiotics when they feel better, instead of completing the entire amount prescribed. Could this approach reduce antibiotic overu…
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‘Dark matter’ microbes add 20 new branches to the tree of life

‘Dark matter’ microbes add 20 new branches to the tree of life | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
Over 90 per cent of microorganisms are unknown to science, but DNA analysis has unmasked thousands of them and made life's story far more complex
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So Your Kitchen Sponge Is A Bacteria Hotbed. Here's What To Do

So Your Kitchen Sponge Is A Bacteria Hotbed. Here's What To Do | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
For the first time, scientists have carefully analyzed all the critters in a kitchen sponge. There turns out to be a huge number. Despite recent news reports, there is something you can do about it.
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Building Codes for Bacterial Cities

Building Codes for Bacterial Cities | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
Understanding the forces that shape infection-causing bacterial fortresses could reveal their subtle weaknesses.
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Podcast: Microbiome Research – Opportunity or Over-hype?

Podcast: Microbiome Research – Opportunity or Over-hype? | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
This month, we’re bringing you a real highlight from our Annual Conference in Edinburgh: a live discussion about the state of microbiome research. A panel of experts gave their views on whether microbiome research is an opportunity, or whether it’s been over-hyped. It was a really lively event with a great audience, and it was…
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A Grand Unified Theory of Unhealthy Microbiomes

A Grand Unified Theory of Unhealthy Microbiomes | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
The Anna Karenina hypothesis says that every unbalanced microbiome is unbalanced in its own way.
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Not under the skin, but on it: Living together brings couples' microbiomes together

Not under the skin, but on it: Living together brings couples' microbiomes together | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
Couples who live together share many things: Bedrooms, bathrooms, food, and even bacteria. After analyzing skin microbiomes from cohabitating couples, microbial ecologists found that people who live together significantly influence the microbial communities on each other's skin.
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More Than Bread: Sourdough As a Window Into The Microbiome

More Than Bread: Sourdough As a Window Into The Microbiome | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
Home bakers in the U.S., Europe and some other countries have volunteered their sourdough starters to a team of American scientists who want to unravel the microbial secrets of sourdough.
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Waking up to AMR risks

Waking up to AMR risks | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
If there’s one thing I have learnt in my career it is that there will always be emerging and changing risks to assess and manage. During my time as UK
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Hunt for enzymes heats up, a potential boon for biotech and beyond

Hunt for enzymes heats up, a potential boon for biotech and beyond | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
Unlocking the mysteries of enzymes could have a big payoff, with new drugs, with antibiotics that sidestep viral defenses, or with personalized medicines.
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Modified viruses deliver death to antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Modified viruses deliver death to antibiotic-resistant bacteria | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
Engineered microbes turn a bacterium's immune response against itself using CRISPR.
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A Tiny Tweak to Gut Bacteria Can Extend an Animal’s Life

A Tiny Tweak to Gut Bacteria Can Extend an Animal’s Life | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
...at least in worms. Would it work in humans?
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Survey shows further reduction in levels of campylobacter in chicken | Food Standards Agency

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has today published the latest results from its survey of campylobacter on fresh shop-bought UK-produced chickens. The figures show that on average, across the market, 6.5% of chickens tested positive for the highest level of contamination, carrying more than 1,000 colony forming units per gram (cfu/g). This is down from 9.3%, for the same period last year.
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Seeding the Gut Microbiome Prevents Sepsis in Infants

An oral mix of a pre- and probiotic can decrease deaths from the condition, according to the results of a large clinical trial conducted in rural India. 
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Microbial Reefs of New York

Microbial Reefs of New York | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
Exotic microbial structures are probably growing a lot closer to home than you think. Explore the microbial reefs of Green Lake State Park in New York.
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Are gut microbes really a panacea, or just overhyped? | Mo Costandi

Are gut microbes really a panacea, or just overhyped? | Mo Costandi | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
We are beginning to unravel lines of communication between gut and brain. But don’t hold your breath for the probiotic that will lift your mood , says freelance science writer and author Mo Costandi
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Bottoms up! Discover the microbes in Probiotic Drinks

Bottoms up! Discover the microbes in Probiotic Drinks | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
What microbes live in your probiotic drinks? We take a closer look at the microbes found inside common probiotic drinks such as kombucha, including Saccharomyces boulardii, Bacillus coagulans, and Lactobacillus plantarum cultured from probiotic beverages.
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Gut Bacteria Can Fluctuate With the Seasons

Gut Bacteria Can Fluctuate With the Seasons | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
The discovery, in a study of hunter-gatherers in Africa, eventually may help scientists learn how modern diets have affected health.
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At Last, a Big, Successful Trial of Probiotics

At Last, a Big, Successful Trial of Probiotics | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
A large Indian study of 4,500 newborn babies found that the right microbes can prevent a life-threatening condition called sepsis.
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The Man Who Blew The Door Off The Microbial World

The Man Who Blew The Door Off The Microbial World | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
Norm Pace has spent his life as an explorer, charting dangerous caves and ushering in the golden age of microbiology.
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Norovirus thrives on poor hand hygiene

Norovirus thrives on poor hand hygiene | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
Poor personal hygiene, and specifically the failure of food handlers to wash their hands properly, has been identified as one of the main sources for spreading norovirus – winter vomiting bug – in catering establishments, according to new research published
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Scientists are dusting off a long-forgotten weapon to cope with modern bacteria

Scientists are dusting off a long-forgotten weapon to cope with modern bacteria | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
Bacteriophages, discovered a century ago, may prove vital in a time of bacterial resistance.
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Faecal bacteria 'in ice in Costa, Starbucks and Caffe Nero' - BBC News

Faecal bacteria 'in ice in Costa, Starbucks and Caffe Nero' - BBC News | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
Concerning levels of faecal bacteria were found in ice at three major coffee chains, a BBC investigation finds.
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This Is What It’s Like To Work With The World's Deadliest Pathogens Every Day

This Is What It’s Like To Work With The World's Deadliest Pathogens Every Day | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
From the outside, the CDC campus in Atlanta looks fairly nondescript. But inside one of its buildings — a "box within a box" — scientists study some of the most dangerous threats to humanity
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Bacteria harnessed to provide oxygen to the heart during a heart attack

Bacteria harnessed to provide oxygen to the heart during a heart attack | Media Cultures: Microbiology in the news | Scoop.it
Photosynthetic bacteria injected into the heart could keep heart cells alive by providing an essential source of oxygen, a new study in rats finds.
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