Scientists Find New Antibiotic In The Human Nose
Scientists have discovered a bacterium living inside the human nose that produces an antibiotic capable of killing one of the most hard-to-treat pathogens — a pathogen that causes serious, even deadly...
These Are The Most Likely Beers To Be On Menus In Every State
Thanks to America’s beer explosion, many drinkers are choosing their bar based on the beers on tap instead of the other way around. That, coupled with the continued existence of that thing known as th...
Sprayable Foam That Slows Bleeding Could Save Lives
Traumatic injuries, whether from serious car accidents, street violence or military combat, can lead to significant blood loss and death. But using a material derived from crustacean shells, scientist...
Toronto's Zoo plans to turn its animal waste into electricity
From African lions to Grevy's Zebras, animals at the Toronto Zoo generate 3,000 tons of dung a year. Now the zoo will soon be turning all that poop into energy, thanks to a new biogas plant that uses ...
White House announces plan to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria
The plan lists specific goals to fight the spread of antibiotic-resistant microbes over the next five years. It outlines steps to prevent and contain antibiotic-resistant infections through better sur...
BBC News - Novel antibiotic class created
Scientists have designed a new class of antibiotic which seeks and destroys resistance genes in bacteria. The unique approach could be used to genetically engineer bacteria in our bodies to become les...
10 Fermented Foods That We Would Totally Try, Just Not Right Now, Thanks
Winter is coming; now is the ideal time to ferment your way to a full pantry. Some nice pickled cukes? Homemade soy sauce? Or how about a fermented seal, stuffed with 500 birds? We've compiled a list ...
Fermented foods
Good nutrition will benefit your digestive system. Learn about eating healthy with fermented foods, improving digestion, and general nutrition in this free v...
Antibiotics
Antibiotics or antibacterials are a type of antimicrobial used specifically against bacteria, and are often used in medical treatment of bacterial infections. They may either kill or inhibit the growt...
Fermented beverages
An alcoholic beverage is a drink which contains a substantial amount of the psychoactive drug ethanol (informally called alcohol). As one of the most widely used recreational drugs in the world, such ...
Fermented foods
Fermentation in food processing is the conversion of carbohydrates to alcohols and carbon dioxide or organic acids using yeasts, bacteria, or a combination thereof, under anaerobic conditions. Fermen...
Recombinant DNA
Recombinant DNA (rDNA) molecules are DNA molecules formed by laboratory methods of genetic recombination (such as molecular cloning) to bring together genetic material from multiple sources, creating ...
Monoclonal antibody therapy
Monoclonal antibody therapy is a form of immunotherapy that uses monoclonal antibodies (mAb) to specifically bind to target cells or proteins. This may then stimulate the patient's immune system to at...
Rice wine
Rice wine also known as mijiu, is the eastern alcoholic beverage made from rice, originated from China. Unlike European wine, which is made by fermentation of naturally occurring sugars in sweet grape...
These Are The Most Likely Beers To Be On Menus In Every State
Thanks to America’s beer explosion, many drinkers are choosing their bar based on the beers on tap instead of the other way around. That, coupled with the continued existence of that thing known as th...
Sprayable Foam That Slows Bleeding Could Save Lives
Traumatic injuries, whether from serious car accidents, street violence or military combat, can lead to significant blood loss and death. But using a material derived from crustacean shells, scientist...
Antimicrobial pharmacodynamics
Antimicrobial pharmacodynamics is the relationship between concentration of antibiotic and its ability to inhibit vital processes of endo- or ectoparasites and microbial organisms. This branch of phar...
Polyclonal antibodies
Polyclonal antibodies (pAbs) are antibodies that are secreted by different B cell lineages within the body (whereas monoclonal antibodies come from a single cell lineage). They are a collection of imm...
Monoclonal antibodies
Monoclonal antibodies (mAb or moAb) are monospecific antibodies that are made by identical immune cells that are all clones of a unique parent cell, in contrast to polyclonal antibodies which are made...
Ticarcillin
Ticarcillin is a carboxypenicillin. It is almost invariably sold and used in combination with clavulanate as Timentin. Because it is a penicillin, it also falls within the larger class of beta-lactam ...
Toronto's Zoo plans to turn its animal waste into electricity
From African lions to Grevy's Zebras, animals at the Toronto Zoo generate 3,000 tons of dung a year. Now the zoo will soon be turning all that poop into energy, thanks to a new biogas plant that uses ...
Fermentation
Fermentation is a metabolic process that converts sugar to acids, gases, and/or alcohol. It occurs in yeast and bacteria, but also in oxygen-starved muscle cells, as in the case of lactic acid ferment...
Polyamide 11
Polyamide 11 (PA 11) or Nylon 11 is a polyamide bioplastic derived from vegetable oil. It is produced by Arkema under the tradename Rilsan from castor beans. PA 11 is not biodegradable.Its properties...
Teixobactin
Teixobactin /ˌteɪks.oʊ.ˈbæk.tɪn/ is a small molecule antibiotic that is active against gram-positive bacteria. It appears to belong to a new class of antibiotics, and harms bacteria by binding to lipi...
Fungicide
Fungicides are biocidal chemical compounds or biological organisms used to kill or inhibit fungi or fungal spores. Fungi can cause serious damage in agriculture, resulting in critical losses of yield,...
Ethanol fermentation
Alcoholic fermentation, also referred to as ethanol fermentation, is a biological process in which elements such as glucose, fructose, and sucrose are converted into cellular energy and thereby produc...
10 Fermented Foods That We Would Totally Try, Just Not Right Now, Thanks
Winter is coming; now is the ideal time to ferment your way to a full pantry. Some nice pickled cukes? Homemade soy sauce? Or how about a fermented seal, stuffed with 500 birds? We've compiled a list ...
Antiviral drug
Antiviral drugs are a class of medication used specifically for treating viral infections. Like antibiotics for bacteria, specific antivirals are used for specific viruses. Unlike most antibiotics, an...