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Professor Yiannis Samaras and Dr Effimia Eriotou, from Technological Educational Institute of Ionian Islands, Greece, presented their research about essential oils as cheaper and effective alternative to kill hospital superbugs in Society for General Microbiology’s spring meeting in Edinburgh that. Superbugs are drug-resistant bacteria.  The researchers tested the antimicrobial activities of eight different plant essential oils, and they found that thyme essential oil is the most effective, followed by cinnamon.    Read More ...

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When I first saw this Vioguard UVKB50 Self-Sanitizing Keyboard, the first thing strike into my mind was that its market can be extended to microbiology laboratories. Vioguard Self-Sanitizing Keyboard bathed the keyboard with germicidal ultraviolet light (UV-C) automatically when it is unused.  UV-C is a well-known disinfectant, and it was proven capable of killing more than 99.9% harmful microorganisms within seconds. Technical specifications: Keyboard: 88-key low profile UV-resistant keyboard Pointing   Read More ...

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One of the deadliest pandemics in human history is the Black Death a.k.a. Black Plague, which is highly suspected to be caused by Yersinia pestis bacterium.  Although Influenza has been thought to be the next pandemic, scientists found that the next pandemic could be caused by rats. A paper will be published in the December issue of the Journal of Medical Microbiology suggesting the biggest and most common rats in   Read More ...

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“Perfume: The Story of a Murderer” (2006) directed by Tom Tykwer was a really nice movie.  The story was about a man born with superior olfactory sense tried to preserve the finest smell as perfume, and ultimately he turned to the dark side to achieve his goal. In the movie, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille the perfumer source of finest perfume was young females.  Scientists also found a way to create perfume, however   Read More ...

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If you are a vegetarian, the following news might be useless to you. Scientists from University of Adelaide discovered a bacterium cause disease among meat lovers.  The discovery led by microbiologists Dr Adrienne Paton and Professor James Paton was published in Nature on 30 October. E. coli bacteria will release Subtilase cytotoxin, a potent bacterial toxin, to target Neu5Gc sugar on cell surface.  This will cause bloody diarrhoea and haemolytic   Read More ...

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A Syracuse University research team discovered the gene that helps bacteria to suck iron from human host or environment efficiently to survive.  The discovery by the research team led by Robert Doyle, assistant professor of chemistry in The College of Arts and Sciences, was from the study of Streptomyces coelicolor.  Streptomyces coelicolor is closely related to the bacteria that causes tuberculosis.  The discovery of the gene that enables iron uptake   Read More ...

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