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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 ...

Cartoon of the brain

Food and mood

... bees, and other more primitive organisms that have their own gut microbiome. Kat -   We sort of hear a lot about the ... that they have developed capabilities of hacking into our own communication systems that are very elaborate that link ... those human programmes and modify them according to their own needs. Kat -   So, our gut bacteria could basically be ...

A plate of cooked pork chops. Photo courtesy of Stu Spivack

How long could one survive eating yourself?

... To work out how long someone could survive by eating their own limbs, we need to make a number of assumptions. Firstly, ... live if somehow he had to live on amputations of his own body. I assume that piecemeal would too much of a shock . ... equipment, how long could you survive just eating your own severed limbs? How long could one survive eating yourself? ...

A plate of cooked pork chops. Photo courtesy of Stu Spivack

Science of Sustainable Living

... with businesses and organisations and citizens in our own town. Chris -   So, why wouldn't food be sustainable? ... to processing, the transport, to even cooking in our own kitchens and industrially, and waste in the end of life ...

The Superb Blue Fairy Wren is a small Australian Passerine of the fammily maluridae

Password Passed Down Before Hatching

... the egg. t's important for a Fairy-wren to recognise its own young because they are subject to parasitism by cuckoos - ... are added to the nest at a later stage than the wren's own eggs, they are therefore exposed to fewer incubation ...

Fresian (Holstein) Cows

Microbes and Muck - Making cattle eco-friendly

In western countries, the average person eats their own weight in meat every year, which means that livestock ... Jamie -   Or we can tweak the forage.  So what our own researchers do is try to understand how the microbes ...

Bins filled with food

How can we cut down on food waste?

... knowledge and information to people wanting to start their own food-sharing activities, as well as ideas that can help ... or even set up similar kinds of activities in their own cities, beyond those listed in the database,’ Prof. ... But consumers won’t eliminate food waste on their own. ‘What I would like to see is to influence policy and ...

Insect Recruitment to keep Pests at Bay

... these could be picked up by the parasitic wasps on their own antenna in fact.  And then they can start to forage for ... using breeding.  What we're doing at the moment in our own agricultural research programs is to try and use GM to ...

Pile of poo

What is disgust?

... like sexually transmitted disease. That's one view. My own view with my colleagues, McCauley and Haidt is that ... or not. Hitler's sweater which is a thing that we don't own but we use it in describing it. It's something that ...

Fresh fruit and vegetables at a food market

Putting food under the microscope

... inoculate them and give them a vaccine to produce their own antibodies to specifically reduce the archaea in the ... explains Bronwen Percival. Each farm will have its own microbial footprint that can impart specific flavours to ...

A sea urchin

Doing the Levy walk

... called a self-avoiding random walk. So, they avoid their own path and move into areas that could be good for feeding ...

Using a mobile phone

Printed circuits powered by smartphone

... self-authenticating bank-notes and foods that know their own sell-by dates could be around the corner... Electronic ...

Glenmorangie whisky distillery stills

Could we grow rocket fuel on Mars?

... Could synthetic biology allow colonists to grow their own food, oxygen or even rocket fuel using bacteria? Could we ...

How can we store and preserve food safely?

... to make sure it’s safe, but if I wanted to make my own salsa for example, is there a way you can make sure ...

lucerne

Getting to the Root of Rhizobia to Improve Agricultural Yields

... -   They do.  They can survive in the soil on their own, but sometimes food can be a bit hard to come by and ...

Welcome to Mars

... really for breathing. Would we have to take all of our own? David - Well, the atmosphere is mostly carbon dioxide ...

The buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) visiting Globe thistle. By Penny Firth.

Power to the Pollinators - Planet Earth Online

... best. Simon -   Yeah, so, the first question is on their own how well do they do?  And the second question is; if we ...

 This image shows a display of healthy foods on a table. Foods include beans, grains, cauliflour, cantelope, pasta, bread, orange, turkey, salmon, carrots, turnips, zucchini, snowpeas, string beans, radishes, asparagus, summer squash, lean beef,...

Why do antibiotics suppress my food intolerances?

... it’s stealing his line. That the stool is basically its own organ. It’s an organ of bacteria. The main therapeutic ...

Handmade cakes by jujuly25

Can we change our diets to help us lose weight?

... need to actually eat more and they need to overcome their own feeling of fullness in order to take on more calories.  ...