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Civil War Plant Medicines DISARM Drug-Resistant Bacteria In Lab Tests

During the height of the Civil War, the Confederate Surgeon General commissioned a guide to traditional plant remedies of the South, as battlefield physicians faced high rates of infections among the wounded and shortages of conventional medicines. A new study of three of the plants from this guide — the white oak, the tulip poplar, and […]

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We need to stop sanitizing everything and let bacteria back in our lives

Dr. Jack Gilbert wants to make our hospitals dirty. His idea runs counter to hundreds of years of scientific practice. Since a surgeon named Joseph Lister became the first to use antiseptic techniques in 1867 and save thousands of lives, modern medicine has worked tirelessly to create sterile medical environments — free of micro-organisms. It […]

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8 Ways Microbes Can Save Us From Ourselves

By Sayer Ji Could bacteria and related microbes, widely believed to be a primary cause of disease, explain how we are capable of surviving through the self-created chemical nightmare of industrialized society? Environmental chemical exposures number in the tens of thousands among industrialized populations.  Our water, air, food, and now bodies, are saturated through with xenobiotic chemicals (compounds […]

Cancer therapy

Cancer Therapy: Bacteria May Help Shrink Tumors

To find better ways to tackle cancer tumors that do not respond to traditional therapies, scientists are now experimenting with a modified bacterial strain that could target cancer cells without harming healthy ones. A phase I clinical trial reveals that this bacterial therapy shows promising effects. A team at the University of Texas MD Anderson […]

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Next-gen solar cells use bacteria that convert light into energy

Solar power has a lot of benefits, but one big downside is the fact that places where it’s overcast more often than not can’t make the most of this clean power source. All that could be set to change, however, as scientists in often-cloudy British Columbia have found a way to use E. coli bacteria to convert […]

One Way To Increase Your Beneficial Bacteria Without Any Food

One Way To Increase Your Beneficial Bacteria Without Any Food

By Karen Foster  Listen to Article It turns out that exercise can do more than slim down your waistline and boost heart health. It might also make what’s inside your gut healthier, according to a new study by San Francisco State University. In this first-of-its-kind study, just published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, recent […]

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Are we approaching a post-antibiotic future? Chemical medicine reaches “end game” terminal failure

As multi-drug resistance continues to spread throughout bacterial populations, we seem inexorably headed toward a future in which antibiotics cease to be of any use whatsoever, experts have warned. Antibiotic resistance is a natural product of bacterial evolution. Throughout their history, many bacteria have evolved some degree of resistance to toxic chemicals in their environments, […]

Mother Speaks Out On Antibiotic Resistance After Child Taken By MRSA Superbug

Mother Speaks Out On Antibiotic Resistance After Child Taken By MRSA Superbug

Antibiotic drug resistance has become a huge issue, so much so that world leaders passed a declaration aimed at slowing the spread of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, calling it “historical” and “a turning point.”And while most of us have heard about these so-called superbugs, not everyone is aware of how quickly it can take away a life. That’s why Everly Macario […]

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Drug-Resistant Bacteria Found In A 4th Person In The U.S.

A 4th case of a superbug that is resistant to antibiotics of last resort has been reported in aConnecticut toddler, and health officials are scrambling to figure out where else the superbugs might be lurking. Antibiotic resistance first popped up in the U.S. this past May, when it was discovered that a Pennsylvania woman was harboring a […]

Big Pharma's death machine to unleash massive killer superbugs across the globe... 10 million people a year to be killed by 2050

Big Pharma’s death machine to unleash massive killer superbugs across the globe… 10 million people a year to be killed by 2050

Human resistance to antibiotics will continue to worsen, and will eventually become “an even greater threat to mankind than cancer,” if no action is taken to reverse the trend, Chancellor George Osborne, a British Conservative Party politician who has been Chancellor of the Exchequer since 2010 and parliamentarian since 2001, has warned. As reported by […]