Microbiology

Making Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Treatable Again

Transport proteins called efflux pumps, and their role in creating drug-resistance in bacteria, could lead to improving effectiveness of drugs against life-threatening diseases and perhaps even bring defunct antibiotics back to prominence. ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 4 2017 - 1:30pm

John Birch Society Water Beliefs Renewed By San Francisco Progressives

A new "raw" trend has made its way into the paper of record for anti-science woo and miracle vegetable fads- the New York Times. Along with articles about astrology and acupuncture, they have now given us a look at the "raw water" craze ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 4 2018 - 12:43pm

Another Day, Another Raw Milk Listeria Crisis

Raw milk, which has been known for over a century to substantially increase the risk for bacterial illness, has led to another permanent government-ordered shutdown.  The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York entered a consent decree of ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 4 2018 - 5:00pm

Another Day, Another Organic Milk Recall

Pelleh Farms of Swan Lake, New York has recalled its Pasteurized Whole Organic Milk Non-Homogenized products due to improper pasteurization. At least it was almost pasteurized. In the demographic that thinks organic food is good, vaccines are bad, and scie ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 8 2018 - 3:43pm

Ending Tuberculosis In Humans By Learning To Tolerate It

American government-funded science likes to declare wars. War on cancer, war on obesity, during the Obama administration there were seven different "Manhattan Projects" related to science and health. It connotes action, it makes the public feel l ...

Article - News Staff - May 14 2018 - 11:39am

Gonorrhea Map Shows How Antibiotic Resistance Spreads Across Europe

If you want to understand the spread of antibiotic resistance across Europe, sexually transmitted diseases seem to be a decent barometer. Gonorrhea, caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, is the second most prevalent bacterial sexually transmitted ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 9 2018 - 3:28pm

New Vaccines Instead Of Antibiotics As Approach To Treating Infectious Diseases

Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli is a major cause of diarrhea in developing countries, and responsible for at least 300,000 deaths a year, according to the World Health Organization. Effective vaccines have not been developed, so patients infected are trea ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 12 2018 - 10:08am

Endophytes: Study Shows GMO Corn Has No Impact On Good Bacteria

Bt modification in maize does not affect non-target beneficial microorganisms such as endophytes, according to a new study. This debunks some of the more obscure claims made by activists opposed to genetic engineering (suicides in India being the most biza ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 30 2018 - 8:30am

Your Poop Is Alive. Here's What's In It

If you’ve ever thought your poo is just a bunch of dead cells, think again. Most of it is alive, teeming with billions of microbes. Here’s what studies in healthy adults reveal makes up our poo. Water Our feces is largely (75%) made up of water, although ...

Article - The Conversation - Nov 3 2018 - 1:42pm

New Molecules Similar To Carbohydrates Can Inhibit Enzymes In Infectious Diseases

New molecules similar to carbohydrates have showed the capacity to inhibit the activity of a specific type of glycoside enzymes- and that means inhibiting infectious diseases. Glycosides are essential enzymes to digest carbohydrates but they are also key p ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 8 2018 - 8:20am