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Microbes convert hydrocarbons to natural gas

Researchers found that a process known as anaerobic hydrocarbon metabolism can be used to stimulate methane gas production from older, more mature oil reservoirs

Overcoming multiple drug resistant diseases

Scientists have developed a method to get around one of the most common forms of resistance, thereby opening up diseases to medications were once effective.

Tracking evolution

A recent study suggests that differences in ribosomal structure between the three main branches of that tree are "molecular fossils" of the early evolution of protein synthesis.

Fatal form of malaria

Platelets play an important early role in promoting cerebral malaria, an often lethal complication that occurs mostly in children.

Leaky gut may allow HIV into brain

Scientist have found evidence that penetration of the blood brain barrier by HIV may be aided by a component found in the cell walls of...

Safer alternative to heparin

The main source of this heparin is the intestines of foreign livestock and the risk of contamination from such sources is high.

Lifetime flu immunity

New research has discovered that infection and natural exposure to the 1918 influenza virus made survivors immune to the disease for the remaining of their lives.

Urine chemistry analyser

The Clinitek Advantus Analyser is a highly productive, semi-automatic urine chemistry analyser that can perform up to 500 tests per hour.

Eosiniphils shoot immunity bullet

Scientists discovered that bacteria can activate eosinophils to release mitochondrial DNA in a catapult-like fashion to create a net that captures and kills bacteria.

Reshuffling genomes forms new species

Researchers have shown how broken sections of chromosomes can recombine to change genomes and spawn new species.

Faster genetic analysis of E. coli

Scientists have devised a novel method that allows rapid and large-scale studies of the E. coli genes.

Producing fuel from bacteria

Can bacteria be the future of fuel? Recent research indicates that prokaryotes may hold the key to the production of sustainable fuels.

Bacterial binding during infection

Recent research has helped reveal more about how bacteria attaches to human tissues during infection, possibly opening the door for the development of new treatments.

Early antibiotic use leads to wheezing

Children given antibiotics early in life often wheeze at about 15 months of age due to the presence of chest infections.

HIV drugs may reduce atherosclerosis

The results of a recent study indicate antiretroviral drugs do not increase risk for atherosclerosis and may actually offer men with HIV some protection against it.

Understanding MRSA-antibiotics

Recently published research is providing valuable insights into new antibiotics that are aimed at combatting Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureaus.

Evolution Canyon reveals bacterial adaptation

Bacteria living on opposite sides of a canyon have evolved to cope with different temperatures by altering the make-up of their 'skin', or cell membranes.

Disarming a possible biological weapon

Francisella tularensis is a potential biological weapon and the cause of tularemia, a fatal disease. Recently, studying the pathogen has...

Biofilm battleground

Bacteria often grow in crowds on surfaces where they form a community together. These biofilms develop on any surface that bacteria can attach themselves to.

Saliva compound speeds healing

Scientists have identified a compound in human saliva that speeds how quickly a wound heals, offering hope to people who suffer from chronic wounds.

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