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Mundo de los Microbios - Episodio 29

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A continuación: vacunas contra la neumonía, el lavado de manos y la gripe estomacal, la salud oral y el embarazo, y la posibilidad de vida en Marte.


Vacunas contra la neumonía


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Pseudomonas fluorescens

Pseudomonas fluorescens under Woods lamp. Read More

Benson, Minnesota, gives thanks for turkey poo

Turkeys are not just good for Thanksgiving. They can help power a town and create jobs using just their waste.

A company in Benson, Minnesota called Fibrominn has come up with an ingenious way to turn that litter into energy - generating close to 55 megawatts! This has made Fibrominn the ver... Read More

Probing life's extremes in Yellowstone

Frank Roberto trawls Yellowstone’s thermal pools for viruses and microbes. On a recent trip to the park, he hunted for bacteria that could aid in the production of biofuels and bioplastics.

Roberto dips a small plastic vial into the pool by hand, scooping up a half-cup of water. He caps the v... Read More

Computational microscope peers into the working ribosome

Two new studies reveal in unprecedented detail how the ribosome interacts with other molecules to assemble new proteins and guide them toward their destination in biological cells. The studies used molecular dynamics flexible fitting (MDFF) to examine the interaction of the ribosome with two pro... Read More

Swine flu mutation fears may be premature

A mutation found in three cases of pandemic swine flu in Norway, one fatal and two severe, has raised fears that the virus is becoming nastier - but these may be premature.

The autumn wave of the pandemic may be peaking (PDF) in parts of Europe, the US and Japan, and virologists now fear that... Read More

River bacteria may reflect climate changes

U.S. scientists say bacteria in six large arctic river ecosystems might be used as markers for monitoring climate change in the polar region.

Researchers at the University of Maryland's Horn Point Laboratory said their study of bacterial communities in the ecosystems reveals predictable tempo... Read More

Alzheimer's research sheds light on potential treatments for urinary tract infections

Research into Alzheimer's disease seems an unlikely approach to yield a better way to fight urinary tract infections (UTIs), but that's what scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and elsewhere recently reported.

One element links the disparate areas of research: ... Read More

Germ Wars! Protect, don't infect.

Staph Sergeant and his army of germs try to take over the world. Read More

Synthetic Bio Group Finalizes Code of Conduct

The International Association of Synthetic Biology announced that it has finalized its code of conduct for gene synthesis, covering ethics, biosafety, and biosecurity aspects of gene synthesis.

The code of conduct put forth by the European group follows the establishment last week of an inter... Read More

Sticky Solution for Identifying Effective Probiotics

Scientists have crystallised a protein that may help gut bacteria bind to the gastrointestinal tract. The protein could be used by probiotic producers to identify strains that are likely to be of real benefit to people.

"Probiotics need to interact with cells lining the gut to have a benefici... Read More

San Diego Living - Thanksgiving Food Safety Tips

Food Safety Tips from Heather Buonomo, Dept of Environmental Health, San Diego. Read More

How to Thaw a Frozen Thanksgiving Turkey

Practical advice from K-State Research and Extension food safety specialist Karen Blakeslee . Read More

Edible Food Wrap for Thanksgiving Leftovers

Your Thanksgiving leftovers might get wrapped in plastic, or stored in a container, but before long they'll go bad. Now researchers have created new technology that could significantly extend the life of your food, and improve food safety overall. And as this ScienCentral News video explains, it... Read More

Rothia dentocariosa

Rothia dentocariosa. Granular microcolonies, 18 hour aerobic growth on trypticase soy agar (250X) Read More

Shifting Vaccine for Flu to Elderly

Federal health officials are trying to shift supplies of the seasonal flu vaccine away from chain pharmacies and supermarkets to nursing homes, hoping to counter a shortage that threatens to cause a wave of deaths this winter among the nation’s most vulnerable population.

The extent of the sh... Read More

Swine flu: doctors blast anti-vaccination sceptics

A leading association of clinicians on Monday accused an "anti-vaccination movement" of breeding suspicion about the (A)H1N1 swine flu vaccine in Europe and declared public health and lives were at risk.

The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) said it wa... Read More

Drug-resistant bacteria on increase in U.S.: study

Cases of a drug-resistant bacterial infection known as MRSA have risen by 90 percent since 1999, and they are increasingly being acquired outside hospitals, researchers reported on Tuesday.

They found two new strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus -- MRSA for short -- were cir... Read More

The Biology Behind the Milk of Human Kindness

As the festival of mandatory gratitude looms into view, allow me to offer a few suggestions on what, exactly, you should be thankful for.

Be thankful that, on at least one occasion, your mother did not fend off your father with a pair of nunchucks, but instead allowed enough contact to facili... Read More

Factors from Common Human Bacteria May Trigger Multiple Sclerosis

Current research suggests that a common oral bacterium may exacerbate autoimmune disease. Multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease where the immune system attacks the brain and spinal cord, affects nearly 1 in 700 people in the United States. Patients with multiple sclerosis have a variety of neurolog... Read More

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