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Maybe Your Beard Is as Dirty As a Toilet

On the contrary to the news presentation originated from ‘KOAT’, the TV news network in New Mexico, beards do not house more poo than a toilet. Although it has little scientific values, the story saying that beards contain more poo that a toilet has gone popular all over the world. As Nick Evershed within […]

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1,000-Year-Old Onion and Garlic: A Medieval Remedy for Modern Day Superbugs

An interdisciplinary team of experts and microbiologists from England has found an approach to treatment against modern antibiotic-resistant superbugs in an impossible place: a leatherbound volume known as Bald’s Leechbook which is now one thousand years old. At present, this Old English manuscript is well-kept at the British Library and […]

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10 Disgusting Facts about the Human Body

10 Disgusting Facts about the Human Body

Everybody is trying to keep clean as much as possible–we take a shower each day, clean well behind our ears, and someone even flosses his teeth after every meal. However, that is not enough to maintain your healthy body, because no matter how thoroughly clean we consider we are, we […]

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Image credit: A detailed analysis of the microbes that live in houses and apartments shed light on the complicated interaction between humans and the microbes that live on and around us / Argonne National Laboratory

Your Microbes Will Follow You When You Move Home

According to a new study published in the recent edition of Science, home is the place where millions and millions of microbes are harbored. A different microbial community exists at each single household. Whenever we go somewhere, our microbiological auras follow us as well and such microbes can fill our new homes just […]

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Are You Ruled by the Bacteria in Your Gut?

Imagine when you are on a diet, if you reach for the tasty piece of chocolate, are you doing it out of your own mind, or are you actually manipulated by the bacteria in your gut? This is the question raised by Dr. Carlo Maley from the University of California […]

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Albino Lab Mouse. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Genetically Modified Bacteria Keep Mice in Shape

The microbes appear to live in the gut and prevent obesity for up to four weeks. To feed mice with a genetically altered version of E. coli, a bacterium living naturally in human and mice guts, the researchers were capable of preventing mice from gaining weight in their efforts to design the microbes […]

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Shrinking cavity 3D images showing how the Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralization technique can shrink a cavity, in red. Image credit: Nigel Pitts / Kings College London.

Heal Cavities with Electrical Currents?

I think we’d all be in favor of getting rid of dental drills. As for sugar-snacking young people, the dentist’s drill would be always a source of anxiety for them. However, in application of a painless electrical current for healing holey choppers, a new technique is capable of dealing cavities without […]

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Gut bacteria E. coli, one of the many bacteria present in the human gut. Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, NIH.

The Irish Rugby Team Has Exceptional Guts

According to the new study published in the latest edition of the journal Gut, scientists have found that professional rugby players do have very diverse gut microbiomes in comparison of ordinary people of the same size, but seldom engage in exercises. As the authors wrote in their paper, it was the […]

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Washing fluid The fluid can carry the bacterium responsible for Legionnaires' disease. Image credit: Hamedog via Wikimedia Commons.

Deadly Legionnaires’ Bacteria Reside in Car Windshield Cleaning Fluid

It is well known that the fluid is thought to carry the bacterium blamed for Legionnaires’ disease. Even the fluid used for your car windshield cleaning is related with such disease. According to the latest study, the windshield washing fluid can harbor the bacteria responsible for Legionnaires’ disease, which is kind […]

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A bearded dragon.Image credit: André Karwath via Wikimedia Commons.

Bearded Dragons, the Culprit of Salmonella Outbreak

Usually the outbreak of Salmonella is closely related with food, however, but the recent boom in the bacteria is attributed to an improbable source—bearded dragons. In the past years, 132 people in 31 states of the United States were found to be infected with Salmonella cotham, kind of serotype-like bacteria harbored by […]

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