Bacterial Cocktail Sees Off C. Diff
In this week's Naked Scientists NewsFlash, how 3-parent IVF can correct mitochondrial faults, why dung beetles stand on their balls and a bacterial cocktail to see off C. dif.
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Faults in mitochondria – the so-called powerhouse of a cell – are the cause of a number of human disorders. Now, researchers in Oregon have demonstrated successful replacement of mitochondrial DNA in egg cells that then developed into healthy animals...
South African dung beetles scuttling across scorching hot desert sands use their dung balls not just as food but also as a way to help keep themselves cool, a new study reveals...
A cocktail of git bugs can successfully see off Clostridium difficile, the potentially fatal and often hospital acquired infection...
Changes in the gulf stream over the last 5000 years are destabilising trapped methane over at least 10,000 square kilometres of the US eastern margin, and if this were to be released it could cause abrupt climate changes.
When Shakespeare coined the phrase "the world is your oyster", he meant that everything was up for grabs - Oysters were so abundant that you could just take your pick. But overfishing, disease and invasive species now mean that oyster beds, which provide ecosystem services as w...