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Extreme Exercise Can Poison the Blood

Posted in Science on 22nd Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

Even four hours of intense activity may be enough to let bacteria escape from the gut into the blood, setting off a chain of inflammation.

Test unravels history of infection

Posted in Science on 6th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

US researchers claim to have developed a single test that is able to identify past exposure to every known human virus infection, using a drop of blood.

Gel filled with nanosponges cleans up MRSA bacterial infections

Posted in Medicine on 21st May, 2015
by Alex Muller

Nanoengineers have developed a gel filled with toxin absorbing nanosponges that could lead to an effective treatment for skin and wound infections caused by MRSA.

Artificial photosynthesis may help to solve carbon emissions problem

Posted in Science on 18th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

A new system, made out of nanowires and bacteria, that can capture CO2 emissions before they are vented into the atmosphere.

Microbes Genetically Engineered to Prevent Obesity

Posted in Featured, Medicine on 13th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

Genetically engineered bacteria ward off obesity in mice, showing how the microbiome could be used treat chronic diseases in people.