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Novel strategy to treat diabetic wound infection

By using virus that infects bacteria (bacteriophages), researchers from Panjab University have successfully treated multidrug-resistant bacterial infection in diabetic mouse model. People with diabetes are more prone to fungal and bacterial infections and the emergence of multidrug-resistant organisms has worsened the situation. Researchers have been searching for alternative treatment approaches …

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Kg gets a new definition

In a historic vote, nations on Friday unanimously approved a ground-breaking overhaul to the international system of measurements, uniting together behind new scientific definitions for the kilogram and other units.For more than a century, the kilogram has been defined as the mass of a cylinder of platinum-iridium alloy kept in …

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Tea or coffee? The answer might be in your genes

In new research studying how genetic factors determine taste, scientists now believe they know why some humans prefer coffee, while others opt for tea.A paper published this week in the journal Nature Scientific Reports found that people who are genetically predisposed to like more bitter tastes typically choose coffee due …

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A research hub for antibiotics resistance

A research hub for antibiotics resistance

Denmark said on Thursday it would create an international research centre focused on the fight against resistance to antibiotics, a scourge affecting almost half a million people worldwide. Danish Health Minister Ellen Trane Norby signed a memorandum of understanding in Seattle, in the United States, with the international network of …

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Human lifespan is increasing, says study

The human lifespan is increasing by approximately three years every generation — a trend likely to continue, a Stanford study has found. A team of researchers analysed life expectancy data from the past 50 years and found that people who survive to age 65 are continuing to live longer than …

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