Archive: 04/1/2008

'Alien'-type viruses to treat MRSA

New methods that involve sticking thousands of bacteria-killing viruses to wound dressings are offering ways to prevent hospital operating theatres from spreading infections, scientists heard today at the Society for General ...

Apr 01, 2008
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Feathered friends favor fruity flavonoids

Fruit-eating birds actively select fruit with the highest concentrations of antioxidants – compounds that help them maintain a healthy immune system – ecologists have found. This is the first time that a group of antioxidants ...

Apr 01, 2008
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Climate changing gas from some surprising microbial liaisons

The climate changing gas dimethyl sulphide (DMS) is being made by microbes at the rate of more than 200 million tonnes a year in the world’s seas, scientists heard today at the Society for General Microbiology’s 162nd ...

Apr 01, 2008
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Mental disorders and exposure to war in Lebanon

In the first study in the Arab world to document mental illness and treatment on a national level, researchers from Lebanon have described the prevalence of mental disorders and their relation to exposure to war.

Apr 01, 2008
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