Tag : Bacteria

A cup of yoghurt a day, can help keep Cancer away

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Did you know that half of the cells you carry around in your body are not actually your own human cells, but those belonging to various kinds of bacteria? Around 30-40 trillion bacteria (yes that’s right, I said trillion) lead a happy life in various locations around your body, predominantly … Read More

What’s new in science this week?

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Urban Forestry Reduces City Pollution: Urban air pollution is a deep rooted problem in cities, however according to a recent study, planting trees could prove to be a cost-effective option for tackling it. The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have reported that particulate matter (PM) pollution – estimated to claim 6.2 million lives … Read More

Anti-sceptic: The truth behind germs

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Sometimes we do not know what is best for us. Many of us have been told that the cleaner we are, the better it is for us. Recent studies have shown the opposite to be true. Germs, including bacteria and viruses, can be found everywhere: in our hair, on our … Read More

Science | Bacteria named after Frank Zappa

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According to novel research, thefirst identification ofabacterium that hops from humans to plants has been made. Priopionibacterium acnes, a bacterial species universally renowned for its physical manifestations on skin, was up until now considered to be exclusive to humans. Yet, a relative strain of P.acnes has been discovered through isolation of bacterial colonies on plant bark. … Read More

Science | Comment – Is synthetic biology playing God?

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Synthetic biology is the power of creating artificial life. The application of engineering tools and design principals allows passionate scientists to construct novel biological systems, enhance existing organisms and direct subsequent cellular processes. Think of it as “life engineers”, calculating and designing the reproducible. Thus, in the company of synthetic … Read More

Science | The factories of the future

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Cell factories could produce energy and fuels similar to petrol We use yeast and bacteria to make valuable chemicals Metabolic engineering may allow propane gas to be produced   The factory workers of tomorrow will work 24 hours a day in 37° heat, with minimal nutrition and certainly without pay. Unacceptable? On the … Read More