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Health Nature

Ancient Irish Healing Soil Kills Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

Andrea D. Steffen
The area of Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, which is known as the Boho Highlands, contains very special ancient soil known for thousands of years to have medicinal benefits. There, one can find alkaline grassland and soil
Environment Health

New Evidence That Artificial Sweeteners Have Toxic Effects On Gut Bacteria

Andrea D. Steffen
FDA approved artificial sweeteners and some sports supplements were found to be toxic to digestive gut bacteria in new studies. Their consumption can adversely affect gut microbial activity, causing a wide range of health issues
Health Innovation

Biologists Engineer An Eavesdropping Virus Into A Bacterial Assassin

Andrea D. Steffen
“When bacteria talk, Bonnie Bassler listens. She just never figured that viruses were listening, too.” – The Atlantic A phage is a type of virus that preys on and attacks bacteria. A team of scientists
Environment Nature

A Plastic-Eating Fungus Has Been Found In Pakistan

Andrea D. Steffen
The enormous amount of plastics that we manufacture and discard is a defining characteristic of the Anthropocene – the current geological age of human domination over climate and the environment. The same reason it is
Innovation Nature Sustainability

Bionic Mushrooms: A New Sustainable Energy Source

Andrea D. Steffen
There is a growing importance in the need to find economically viable alternative energy sources to fossil fuels. Biofuel derived from biomass (which is any organic material coming from any form of life or its
Health Innovation

New Steel Kills Bacteria With Nanospikes

Andrea D. Steffen
Anti-bacterial stainless steel has been discovered by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the USA An electrochemical etching process is used to turn a common stainless steel alloy into a bacteria-killing surface that
Health Nature

Fighting Bacteria With Sloth Fur

M Caulfield
As bacteria becomes increasingly resistant to antibiotics, so do many struggles arise when it comes to fighting disease. It is very easy to take for granted that we can care for a small infection with

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