Archive: 03/30/2010

Essential oils to fight superbugs

Essential oils could be a cheap and effective alternative to antibiotics and potentially used to combat drug-resistant hospital superbugs, according to research presented at the Society for General Microbiology's spring meeting ...

Mar 30, 2010 4.3 / 5 (4) 0

Toads' earthquake exodus

Common toads (Bufo bufo) can detect impending seismic activity and alter their behaviour from breeding to evacuation mode, suggests a new study in the Zoological Society of London's (ZSL) Journal of Zoolog ...

Mar 30, 2010 4.3 / 5 (6) 1 | with audio podcast

Crude oil no longer needed for plastics

Each year the world produces about 130 million kilo of ethene, the most important raw material for plastics. This gigantic industry is currently dependent on crude oil. And that is running out. Dutch researcher Tymen Tiemersma ...

Mar 30, 2010 4.6 / 5 (20) 1 | with audio podcast

A push makes neuron longer

Some neurons from spinal cord have quite long neurites, but the molecular mechanism of long-neurite outgrowth has been still mysterious. The research team led by Assistant Professor Koji Shibasaki in Gumma University and ...

Mar 30, 2010 5 / 5 (2) 0