BBC News William Kremer 9 March 2014
Animals and electronic noses may soon transform medical diagnosis.
We may soon be able to obtain easy and early diagnoses of diseases by smell. 64 more words
Specially designed probiotics can modulate the physiology of host fat cells say scientists writing in Microbiology. The findings could lead to specialised probiotics that have a role in the prevention or treatment of conditions such as obesity. 456 more words
The draft of the federal budget released Tuesday allocates $30 million dollars in CDC funding in order to combat antibiotic resistance. Obviously the 2015 budget isn’t finalized, but even so, it’s encouraging that the Department of Health and Human Services recognizes the need for antibiotic stewardship. 295 more words
Can a common pantry staple kill bacteria? Possibly, according a paper recently published in mBio. Researchers mixed acetic acid–the main ingredient in white vinegar–with suspensions of bacterial cultures and found that a exposure times as little as 20 minutes reduced the viable bacterial population by 710. 56 more words