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Sunday, April 05, 2020



To clean or not to clean: Things you may not know about your earwax

November 02, 2019 2:28 pm

The big debate has always been about whether the ear should be cleaned periodically, or if the wax should be left untouched.

Germ attack! Everything you need to know about the 'five-second rule'

October 20, 2019 7:39 am

While some actually choose to believe and follow it, others think of it as an amusing notion, albeit a stupid one.

Hans Christian Gram: Google Doodle honours Danish scientist for contribution to microbiology

September 13, 2019 9:30 am

Hans Christian Gram's 166 Birthday Google Doodle: His namesake staining technique was a groundbreaking discovery in the study of microbiology.

Your mouthwash could negate post-workout benefits, study reveals

September 07, 2019 8:02 pm

Some bacteria living inside our mouth are known to convert nitrate into nitric oxide, which, when gulped, helps in the widening of blood vessels.

How methane-eating bacteria create green fuel decoded

May 15, 2019 2:38 pm

The finding could lead to newly designed, human-made catalysts that can convert methane to readily usable methanol.

Why your doctor's white coat can be a threat to your health

April 30, 2019 6:15 pm

Several studies of American physicians found that a majority go more than a week before washing white coats. Seventeen percent go more than a month.

Asthma-causing microbes contaminate e-cigarettes: Study

April 25, 2019 3:28 pm

The research shows that chemicals linked with severe respiratory disease are found in common e-cigarette flavours.

Purple bacteria may help harvest green fuel from wastewater

November 14, 2018 7:16 pm

Purple phototrophic bacteria capture energy from sunlight using a variety of pigments, which turn them shades of orange, red or brown -- as well as purple.

Do probiotics really keep the good bacteria in your gut happy?

September 16, 2018 11:24 am

According to the study, probiotics were found to have little to no effect in the body. The researchers believe that probiotics of the future would need tailoring to the needs of each individual.

Bacteria too can become extinct, says study

July 31, 2018 6:18 pm

Despite the frequent, steady extinction of individual species, the study shows that overall bacteria have been diversifying exponentially without interruption.