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Earth may be home to one trillion species

Earth could contain nearly 1 trillion species, with only one-thousandth of 1 percent now identified, according to a study from biologists at Indiana University.
The estimate, based on the intersection of large datasets and universal scaling laws, appears May 2 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 702 more words

Microbiology

Using a Dyson Hand Dryer is Like Setting Off a Viral Bomb in a Bathroom

Bathrooms are a prime location for smearing disease-causing microbes all over your hands. Yet, despite societal pressures and prodding signage, a lot of people don’t clean their grimy mitts after a potty break.

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Lifestyle

Why does zoophilic dermatophitis cause acute infection unlike anthropophilic ones which cause chronic infection?

In published literature this difference is taken as a given, without many studies carefully dissecting why it should be so.

  • Dermatophytes, i.e., skin-infecting fungi, are keratinophile (keratin-loving) and keratinolytic (capable of breaking down keratin) because they use keratin as a nutrient (1).
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Microbe

Another happy client!

I recently completed financial projections for Clear Wave Air. The Clear Wave Air Purifier is a revolutionary microbe killing system. Unlike other purifiers that depend on filtration to block out harmful microbes and molds, the Clear Wave Air destroys these harmful micro antagonist and it does it continuously, quietly, and efficiently.

Finance & Accounting

To Avoid Contact With Others Would Cause Your Soul to Rot

I listened to an interesting talk show on the radio this morning which was about fermentation. According to it, fermentation and putrefaction are different things. Putrefaction is mainly caused by a particular single microbe, while fermentation by a lot of microbes and as the result of their cooperation, ingredients good for human bodies are produced. 383 more words

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