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Can you get sick from your own intestinal bacteria?

Hannah - So, can your own bowel bugs make you sick or can only make other people ... sick as well? In other words, can you get sick from your own intestinal bacteria? Claes If the bacteria that cause a bout of food poisoning came from your own intestines, will you be protected against illness? Can ...

GUT MICROBES

Why bother with the appendix?

... bacteria that live with us. There are 10 trillion of our own cells containing our own DNA in our body. But there are actually a hundred ... them, our bacteria, the appendix acts as a place where our own resident bacteria can hide and stay safe, until after all ...

Computer chip

Computational coding to crack disease!

... to osteoporosis, and aneurism, each of them working in its own area, but trying to make sure they all use standards so ... tricky.  I mean, just getting software to run on your own computer sometimes, you'll run into difficulties, but ... is a lung in a dish or a model of the heart will have its own limitations.  If we appreciate that then from there, it ...

A honeybee

Are bee colonies incestuous?

... towards helping the queen to reproduce because then their own genes are being passed on more efficiently than if they ... royalty; but this didn't seem to stop them seeking their own best interests! Are bee colonies incestuous? ...

Aducanumab: A promising new treatment?

... clear yet, but maybe through stimulating our body's own immune system to help clear away that protein. Chris - ... a vaccine which was designed to stimulate the person's own immune system to do something similar. A number of ...

Drugs

Ebola drug could also fight norovirus

... that that only happens to the virus and not one of our own cells because the same thing, if you mutate our own cells, we get cancer? Ian -  That's true.  So, the drug ...

False colour SEM of Salmonella bacteria

Conservation of Microbes

... just the case that we need to conserve them for their own sake, but in fact, there are various knock-on effects ... animals and plants can't conduct.  Therefore, for our own sake, just for biotechnological reasons, we have an ...

Cartoon representation of a nerve cell

Using arm hair to grow brain cells

... Abeta peptide and there's also a tau protein. In my own work funded by the Alzheimer's Society, we're taking ... cells from skin stem cells, we could give people their own brain cells back to perhaps makeup the deficit of cells ...

Homo erectus making fire for warmth and cooking

Did smoke cause tuberculosis to emerge?

... only natural hosts of TB and although animals have their own strains of the disease, genetic tests have shown that ...

Ants poison diseased brood to halt the spread of infection.

Ant Infection Control

... developed ingenious infection control strategies of their own. Speaking with Chris Smith, Chris Pull explains how he's ...

Africa healthcare

The world's reaction to Ebola

... very important for us to be able to mobilise people in our own health system, both in public health, in hospitals, in GP ...

Ebola virus, as seen under an electron microscope. Ebola is a member of the filovirus family. The tubular \shepherd's crook\-shaped particles are generally 80nm in diameter and up to 1000nm long.

Evolving Ebola

... scientists hope to figure out how to beat viruses at their own game, making us better prepared to avoid such huge death ...

Bleeding finger

Targeted Gene Therapy for Haemophilia

... at the site that you want to correct and then the cell's own mechanisms use the normal donor to make a repair to the ...

Transmission electron microscope image of a thin section cut through an area of mammalian lung tissue. The high magnification image shows a mitochondria. JEOL 100CX TEM

Replacing Faulty Mitochondria

... into an egg that has healthy mitochondria, but has had its own genomic DNA removed.  These eggs were then fertilized by ...

Just one more doggy treat please...

Do dogs get colds?

... cause millions of cases in humans, but dogs have their own forms of noro call calici viruses. And there's some ...

Citizen Science: Science Needs YOU!

... important during pandemics, and you can contribute your own data too. There are many of these projects available, and ... Citizen scientists are capable of formulating their own opinions from the evidence, and it is infinitely ...

Ebola viruses

Why we ignored Ebola...

... no longer just an African problem. The West has had its own wake-up call this week as the US and Spain, countries ...

Aphids feeding on a fennel plant. Taken in Swifts Creek, Victoria

The Trouble with Sapsuckers

... diseases in plants manipulate sapsucking insects for their own ends? The Trouble with Sapsuckers ...

Scanning for Osteoporosis

... have had a hip fracture, a mother or father, then your own risk of a hip fracture is higher as well.  And coming ...

Scientists have unearthed photographs taken in countries including China during third plague pandemic, which killed 12 million people between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries.

Skeleton teeth, photography and plague

... human at all. Most of the remaining 1 % is the human’s own DNA – only a tiny fraction of it is from that human’s ...

Why does going on the holidays cause you to get sick?

Body clock impacts infection rates

... individual virus, you might just be able to boost your own immunity to multiple different viruses if you could ...

Pseudomonas bacteria

Love thy virus

... 3 and what the students are able to do is find their very own bacteriophage, completely unique, it's never been seen ...

Pandemic! - Where do new viral infections come from?

... which have (at the time of writing) yet to enter their own flu seasons will therefore serve as the ...