There are 13 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Microbes".
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- 1. Antibiotic resistance must be tackled in the field
We could be encouraging antimicrobial resistance by overusing antibiotics but other factors may also be at play. We spoke to researchers going beyond the clinic to understand how drug-resistance builds up in the bacteria in our sewers and rivers.
- 2. What's eating you
These days we can get a prescription for many infections, but what happens when you have more than one at a time? Emily Griffiths explains how we can look at co-infection in a way that could help us devise more effective treatments.
- 3. Sewage treatment contributes to antibiotic resistance
Wastewater treatment plants could be unwittingly helping to spread antibiotic resistance, say scientists.
- 4. Mission to 'Mars'
Some scientists may dream of the chance to pursue their research on another planet. That opportunity isn't a reality just yet, but PhD student Michaela Musilova got the next best thing - a simulated mission to Mars.
- 5. Breakthrough in understanding swarming potato blight spores
Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding how microbial spores, which caused the infamous Irish potato famine are so successful at infecting plants.
- 6. Water treatment could be carbon neutral
Carbon dioxide released by some wastewater treatment plants could be recycled at the same time as enhancing the production of renewable energy in the form of natural gas, say scientists.
- 7. Bacteria in cystic fibrosis lung infections become selfish
Bacteria that infect the lungs of cystic fibrosis sufferers lose their ability to work together, becoming more selfish and less cooperative the longer the infection, say scientists.
- 8. Building evolution-proof drugs
A new generation of drugs could help combat the growing number of bacterial diseases that are becoming resistant to antibiotics, a study reveals.
- 9. Ozone can protect fruit from decay for weeks after exposure
Scientists have discovered why fruit and vegetables last longer after being exposed to ozone.
- 10. Ecological approach could help cystic fibrosis sufferers
Scientists more used to studying the communities of bacteria that live in natural environments like rivers and soils are helping transform doctors' understanding of a life-threatening illness, and could ultimately shed light on many other health problems too.
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