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Posts tagged bacteria

July 9, 2014

 

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Contaminated Stethoscopes

It's hard to believe such a common medical tool could be so dangerous, but it is.

July 3, 2014

 

An ant on a purple flower

Ants And Antibiotics

Humans aren't the only creatures to exploit the anti-fungal properties of some bacteria.

May 15, 2014

 

A brown frog against a white background.

Antibiotic Frogs 

Could amphibians help us defeat superbugs someday? Some researchers think so.

April 16, 2014

 

A coffee mug filled with roasted coffee beans

Scientists Create Coffee-Chomping Bacteria

Though you may think you love caffeine, you're no match for this custom-built E. coli strain.

March 4, 2014

 

An operating room full of high-tech equipment

Why Operating Rooms Are So Cold

Ever wonder why operating rooms are so cold? Find out on today's A Moment Of Science.

December 24, 2013

 

X-ray image of full set of adult teeth

Fluoride, A Bacterial Slip’N Slide

Researchers have found evidence for a new theory of how fluoride keeps our teeth healthy.

December 12, 2013

 

Honey spooned out of a jar.

Babies ’n Honey

Ever heard germs can't grow in honey? While true, honey may still contain bacteria spores that can be lethal to infants.

November 25, 2013

 

Glass mason jars are displayed next to garden vegetables in preparations for canning season.

Food Preservation

Canning is the best way to keep your favorite foods bacteria-free.

November 14, 2013

 

Suburban house and lawn are foregrounded by a patch of dandelions.

Why Crabgrass Always Wins at Monopoly

Crabgrass, the killer weed, inflicts chemical warfare on lawns and farms.

August 14, 2013

 

newborn baby sleeping in black and white photo

Is It Healthy To Be Born With Bacteria?

Did you know we might be born with our own gut bacteria?

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