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Probiotic drinks ‘are of no benefit to healthy people’

London, June 6 (ANI): Consuming probiotic supplements is of no benefit to healthy people and can, infact, harm a person with compromised immune systems, warns a leading microbiologist. According to Michael Wilson, Professor of Microbiology at University College London, there ... Read More »

Unclean reusable bags can be a possible health risk

Washington, June 4 (ANI): In a new microbiological study of reusable shopping bags, scientists have warned of the risks that unclean reusable bags can have on human health. The study was commissioned and funded by the Environment and Plastics Industry ... Read More »

How bacteria’s in-built thermometer helps spread infection

Washington, May 21 (ANI): Scientists at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) have for the first time shown how bacteria measure temperature, and thereby cause intestinal infection. The HZI researchers at Braunschweig and the Braunschweig Technical University have found ... Read More »

Bacteria may power tomorrow’s energy needs

Washington, May 19 (ANI): A new research has indicated that microscopic organisms like bacteria and microalgae are biological factories that are proving to be efficient sources of inexpensive, environmentally friendly biofuels, which would help solve the looming fuel crisis in ... Read More »

Why smokers are more likely to develop gum disease

Washington, May 12 (ANI): A team of American researchers have found why smokers are more likely to develop chronic gum disease (periodontitis). They have discovered that one of the bacteria responsible for this infection responds to cigarette smoke by changing ... Read More »