News tagged with flora

Safe clearance of salmonella

Individuals with an intact complex gut flora are more likely to clear Salmonella after an infection than individuals with an altered, less complex gut flora. This is suggested by results from a mouse model ...

Sep 14, 2010
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Expo shows illegal pet trade rampant in Indonesia

(AP) -- The most threatened tortoise in the world is being sold openly at a plant and animal exposition in the heart of Indonesia's capital, highlighting concerns about the rampant - and growing - illegal ...

Jul 30, 2010
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Hunt for African spiny aubergine begins

(PhysOrg.com) -- It's not all looking down microscopes for the work of a Natural History Museum scientist. Plant expert Maria Vorontsova is on the hunt for wild spiny aubergines in Africa and recording her ...

Apr 07, 2010
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Gut bacteria can cause obesity

Diet, exercise and genes are not the only factors which determine if someone can become obese. The composition of the intestinal bacteria may also account for a person's obesity. This is the contention of Wageningen microbiologists ...

Feb 12, 2010
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Bangladesh tries to save lone coral island

Bangladesh has ordered a building freeze on its lone coral island in a bid to save its wildlife and natural beauty from a boom in construction fuelled by tourism, its environment minister said Tuesday.

Dec 29, 2009
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