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Scientists discover defined 'compartments' in bacteria with specific roles to play in their survival
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Scientists discover defined 'compartments' in bacteria with specific roles to play in their survival

These compartments are the norm and not the exception in bacteria, hinting at the complexity of these one-celled living organisms.

Microbes dormant for over 100 million years in South Pacific seabed revived by scientists
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Microbes dormant for over 100 million years in South Pacific seabed revived by scientists

The researchers have concluded that some of Earth’s simplest life forms have not actual concept of lifespan.

Single enzyme in bacteria that causes body odour in humans tracked down in new study
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Single enzyme in bacteria that causes body odour in humans tracked down in new study

This could mean that products to get rid of the bad smell without harming any other microbes in our body could come around soon.

Bacteria that eats metal, processes carbon accidentally discovered on dirty lab equipment
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Bacteria that eats metal, processes carbon accidentally discovered on dirty lab equipment

Such microbes were predicted to exist over a century ago, but none had been found or described until now.

What do you do when you need to use a public bathroom during the Coronavirus pandemic?
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What do you do when you need to use a public bathroom during the Coronavirus pandemic?

Shared bathrooms can increase the spread of gastrointestinal infections, we don’t know how bathrooms play a role in the transmission COVID-19.

Loose bandanas, handkerchiefs not as effective against COVID-19 as cotton face masks, but still better than nothing at all
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Loose bandanas, handkerchiefs not as effective against COVID-19 as cotton face masks, but still better than nothing at all

A single sneeze can release about 40,000 droplets into the air which can travel at a speed of about 100 m/s.

Gut mucus has an intrinsic relation with neurological diseases caused by bacterial imbalance, finds study
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Gut mucus has an intrinsic relation with neurological diseases caused by bacterial imbalance, finds study

Researchers have shown changes to intestinal mucus affect the balance of gut bacteria but no-one made the connection between gut mucus and the brain.

World Environment Day 2020: Researchers find cleanest air on Earth, say region remains unaffected by human activities
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World Environment Day 2020: Researchers find cleanest air on Earth, say region remains unaffected by human activities

The boundary layer air is free from particles, called aerosols that are produced by anthropogenic activities or transported from distant lands.

Antibiotic-resistant pathogens are infecting humans, cattle due to intensive farming techniques
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Antibiotic-resistant pathogens are infecting humans, cattle due to intensive farming techniques

Overuse of antibiotics, high animal numbers and low genetic diversity increase the likelihood of pathogens becoming a public health risk.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Read an excerpt from Superbugs which outlines the difficulties of making antibiotics
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Read an excerpt from Superbugs which outlines the difficulties of making antibiotics

There was no good way to predict who would contract an infection or who would succumb to the illness. We were all at risk because bacteria don’t discriminate — they attack all comers: the young, the old, and everyone in between, writes Dr Matt McCarthy, author of Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic

Scientists find microbial life on deep sea rocks; discovery offers hope of finding life on Mars
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Scientists find microbial life on deep sea rocks; discovery offers hope of finding life on Mars

The new discovery has made the scientists believe that such tiny, clay-filled cracks in rocks on Mars or below its surface could also be housing such microoganisms.

Worming our way out of plastic pollution might get easier with these creepy crawlies
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Worming our way out of plastic pollution might get easier with these creepy crawlies

The problem of the earth's plastic pollution is too large and complex to simply throw worms at.

Ancient fossilised microbes may help accurately predict climate on ancient Earth
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Ancient fossilised microbes may help accurately predict climate on ancient Earth

The study could help geologists and climatologists fine-tune records of past temperatures, piece together a more accurate climate record.

Deep sea microbes helps scientists unlock mystery of transitioning from simple cells to complex life
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Deep sea microbes helps scientists unlock mystery of transitioning from simple cells to complex life

Evolutionary shift from simple bacteria-like cells to first fungi, plants and animals, 2 billion years ago has left us stumped.

Electricity-eating bacteria are real — and scientists unravel how they can harvest electrons
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Electricity-eating bacteria are real — and scientists unravel how they can harvest electrons

It might be possible for bacteria to feed on electricity and carbon dioxide to produce value-added compounds like biofuels.

Bacteria have a bigger role to play in future climate warming than we think, suggests new research
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Bacteria have a bigger role to play in future climate warming than we think, suggests new research

Prokaryotes will evolve to be more efficient at warmer temperatures, thereby increasing their metabolism and carbon output.

Scalp acne can be painful and irritating: All you need to know about its prevention, treatment and causes
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Scalp acne can be painful and irritating: All you need to know about its prevention, treatment and causes

Acne on the scalp, though, comes with its own set of unique problems, but keeping your scalp clean and washing your hair thoroughly can keep you from ever experiencing it and a dermatologist may prescribe a medicated shampoo to help you clean the dirt and dust and open up the hair follicles

Benefits of drinking raw milk are not clear but the dangers are well defined
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Benefits of drinking raw milk are not clear but the dangers are well defined

A study concluded that drinking raw milk in the first year of life could reduce the risk of fevers and respiratory infections by about 30 percent.