Archive: 03/30/2010

Bile sends mixed signals to E. coli

Bile secretions in the small intestine send signals to disease-causing gut bacteria allowing them to change their behaviour to maximise their chances of surviving, says Dr Steve Hamner, presenting his work ...

dateMar 30, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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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 ...

dateMar 30, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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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 ...

dateMar 30, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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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 ...

dateMar 30, 2010 in Materials Science
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A cup of tea to prevent stroke

(PhysOrg.com) -- A cup of tea is good for you. At least three cups a day can reduce the chances of having a stroke by 20 percent.

dateMar 30, 2010 in Health
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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 ...

dateMar 30, 2010 in Neuroscience
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