Probiotics: Useful or Useless?

hey it’s Mike here and today probiotics are they worth that twenty to fifty dollars that you might spend on them online or at the health food store should there be a soon to be sixty four billion dollar industry based around them in particular we’re gonna look at a very interesting and new study […]

The Search for New Antibiotics

When you look at the history of drug discovery especially, if you talk about Antibiotics, we haven’t found many of the new drugs since 1970. Only a few new drugs that just came out in the market in 2000. The thing about finding new drugs is that Antibiotics, they are natural products. 90% of them […]

Why Do We Eat Raw Fish But Not Raw Chicken?

Have you ever been snacking on some sashimi and paused to wonder: why do we eat raw fish but not raw chicken? Really, eating any kind of raw meat comes with some health risk to humans, depending on how it was slaughtered, stored, and prepared. But some are more iffy than others, because different animals […]

Why do some antibiotics fail; animation about antibiotic resistance

SILENCE TRANQUIL MUSIC VOICE-OVER: Bacteria are tiny organisms that often multiply rapidly. Everyone carries good and bad bacteria. If there are too many bad bacteria, a serious infection can develop. That can make you very ill. The bacteria that cause such infections can be controlled using antibiotics. Antibiotics kill the bacteria or inhibit their growth. […]

Against superbugs: Russian science discovered the source of new antibiotics

The antibiotics we know today don’t work anymore. That’s why superbugs – bacteria resistant to modern antibiotics kill some 700 thousand people each year. An equivalent to the population of Detroit, Montenegro or one of Siberia’s largest cities – Tyumen Nightmare superbugs No new antibiotics in the pipeline End of the road for antibiotics unless […]

Spelunking in Search of Antibiotics | Daily 360

We now have a crisis, an antibiotic resistant crisis, you know, on our hands. Lots of bacteria, basically, became resistant and became harder to kill. I would like to look at the type of bacteria that lives in very rare and extreme habitats. And I would like to see whether these type of bacteria could […]

Anthrax and Antibiotics: Anthrax is Deadly. Antibiotics Could Save Your Life.

[ Music ] Anthrax is a type of bacteria that can make you seriously sick. It can be used as a bioterrorism weapon. Although this is very scary, there is medicine that can keep you from getting sick, if that ever happened. Even though an anthrax attack is unlikely, you should still know what to […]

Dragon’s Blood Could Save Your Life

When you think medicine, chances are that these come to mind rather than these. What you might not realize is that a lot of times, potential drugs and other really useful compounds come from some truly bizarre places in nature. Today we’re looking at why these three unlikely animals might just save your life one […]

How To Keep Your Goldfish Alive For 15 Years

The longest-living goldfish on record was 43 years old. But chances are your goldfish didn’t even live a quarter that long. In fact, most goldfish don’t survive past their fifth birthday, and that’s a major problem since they’re supposed to live for about as long as your cat. So why are goldfish dying so young? […]

SAVE OUR PLANET – Accounting for nitrogen in food sustainability

SAVE OUR PLANET … Accounting for nitrogen in food sustainability. In a recent study, University of Pittsburg environmental scientists Dr. Xue Xiaobo and Professor Amy Landis in Pennsylvania, USA calculated the “nitrogen footprints” of various foods. They then compared this measure of environmental impact with the same foods’ carbon footprint. Nitrogen pollution is created from […]