Archive: 23/08/2007

Pioneering tests on odors from plastic water pipe

“Fruity plastic” may seem like a connoisseur’s description of the bouquet of a bottle of Chardonnay or Merlot gone bad. However, that was among several uncomplimentary terms that a panel of water “sensory experts” ...

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Toxic shock: immune system's anthrax link

Human immune proteins crucial for fighting cancer, viruses and bacterial infections belong to an ancient and lethal toxin family previously only found in bacteria, Australian researchers have found. These proteins, called ...

dateAug 23, 2007 in Medical research
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Nasty bacteria need sunlight to do their worst

Certain types of bacteria have sunlight-sensing molecules similar to those found in plants, according to a new study. Surprisingly, at least one species—responsible for causing the flu-like disorder Brucellosis—needs ...

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