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May 3, 2020

These Bacteria-Eating Sewer Viruses are Saving Lives

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O,.o circa 2018.

The world discovered phages before antibiotics, but these lowly sewer viruses are getting renewed attention in the…

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May 3, 2020

Scientists Find Bacteria That Eats Plastic

Posted by in categories: chemistry, food

German researchers have identified a strain of bacterium that not only breaks down toxic plastic, but also uses it as food to fuel the process, according to The Guardian.

The scientists discovered the strain of bacteria, known as pseudomonas bacteria, at a dump site loaded with plastic waste, where they noticed that it was attacking polyurethane. Polyurethane’s are ubiquitous in plastic products because they are pliable and durable. However, when they reach the end of their usefulness and end up in landfills, they decompose slowly and slowly release toxic chemicals into the soil as they degrade. They are also notoriously difficult to recycle, according to Courthouse News.

May 3, 2020

Purine Repressing Probiotic Might Halt COVID-19, says Korean Researchers

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O,.o I used vitamin c and a probiotic it seemed to work well. I also had a flu shot for the year. Besides eating well and staying healthy not much is needed. It is sorta like the flu as much as I can see. I am no doctor but that worked for me.

Korean scientists claim that a lactic acid bacteria from sea buckthorn berries, could potentially inhibit the proliferation of SARS-CoV-2 by repressing purine activation.

Lactobacillus species in the gut microbiota have been found to block pro-inflammatory cytokines to inhibit harmful bacteria like Helicobacter pylori. While studying similar mechanisms against bladder inflammation (cystitis) causing E. coli, a team led by Professor Hana Yoon of Ewha Womans University Medical Center in Seoul, found abundant amounts of Lactobacillus gasseri present in the fermented extracts of sea buckthorn berries.

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May 3, 2020

Scientists Invent Device That Can Kill 99.9 Percent Of Airborne Viruses

Posted by in categories: food, particle physics

Non-thermal (or cold) plasma has been around for years. A version of this technology is incorporated into power plants to stop particles being released into the atmosphere. It can also be used to decontaminate food.

Now, researchers have developed an exciting new use for the stuff – the eradication of potentially dangerous viruses floating in the air.

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May 3, 2020

DARPA Is Creating a Travel Adapter That Will Be Implanted in Soldiers’ Bodies

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, food, military

‘Through advances in medical devices and synthetic biology, DARPA’s new Advanced Acclimation and Protection Tool for Environmental Readiness (ADAPTER) program aims to develop a travel adapter for the human body, an implantable or ingestible bioelectronic carrier that can provide warfighters control over their own physiology. The integrated system will be designed to entrain the sleep cycle – either to a new time zone or back to a normal sleep pattern after night missions – and eliminate bacteria that cause traveler’s diarrhea after ingestion of contaminated food and water,’ reads a DARPA statement on the new device.”

The adapter is meant to regulate sleep patterns and protect against diarrhea.

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May 3, 2020

Window to another world: Life is bubbling up to seafloor with petroleum from deep below

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The COVID-19 pandemic is a stark reminder that we move through a world shaped by unseen life. Bacteria, viruses, and other microscopic organisms regulate the Earth’s vital functions and resources, from the air we breathe to all our food and most of our energy sources. An estimated one-third of the Earth’s microbes are literally hidden, buried in sediments deep below the ocean floor. Now, scientists have shown that these “deep biosphere” microbes aren’t staying put but are bubbling up to the ocean floor along with fluids from buried petroleum reservoirs. These hitchhikers in petroleum seeps are diversifying the microbial community that thrives at the seafloor, impacting deep-sea processes, such as carbon cycling, that have global implications.

“This study confirms that seeps are a conduit for transporting life from the deep biosphere to the seafloor,” says co-author Emil Ruff, a scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), Woods Hole. The study, led by Anirban Chakraborty and Casey Hubert of the University of Calgary, is published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The team analyzed 172 seafloor samples from the eastern Gulf of Mexico that had been collected as part of a 2011 survey for the oil industry. A fraction of these samples contained migrated gaseous hydrocarbons, the chief components of oil and gas. These petroleum seeps on the harbored distinct featuring bacteria and archaea that are well-known inhabitants of deep biosphere sediments.

May 3, 2020

Help NYC artist Maria Alekseev

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, employment, finance, food, genetics, health, neuroscience

Maria became the very first COVID-19 patient to use Stem Cell Neurotherapy for COVID-19. In about 5 days, she will began to feel the healing effects of generating new lung cells which will eliminate her breathing problems.

We repurposed some tools from the Stem Cell Therapy for Cancer/Brain Tumor. Those tools are T-Cells, B-Cells, and Natural Killer Cells. Instead of programming those cancer killing cells to attack cancer cells, we have programmed them to seek out, identify, attack, and destroy all the Coronavirus cells in the entire body.

Stem Cell Neurotherapy sends therapeutic messages, e.g., “your stem cells are transforming into new cells for the lungs, liver, and kidneys” to the DNA inside the nucleus of stem cells. Inside the nucleus, the DNA receives the message and transmits it to the RNA, which translates the message into genetic code.

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May 2, 2020

New technology quickly turns food waste into fuel

Posted by in categories: energy, food

Circa 2017

The process is so efficient it extracts all of the potential energy from the food scraps.

May 1, 2020

Robotic Device ‘Carebot’ To Promote Physical Distancing, Assist Healthcare Staff At COVID-19 Facility In Amritsar

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food, robotics/AI

In a bid to ensure physical distancing at COVID-19 care facility in Amritsar, a robotic trolley ‘carbeot’ has been deployed to provide essentials like medicines, food to coronavirus patients.

May 1, 2020

Study Finds Eating More “Nattō” Reduces Risk of Mortality

Posted by in categories: food, health

The study of both fermented and non-fermented soy products was based on the results of research carried out on approximately 90,000 men and women between the ages of 45 and 74 over a period of 15 years. The team calculated intake quantities for all soy products and fermented products only through a dietary survey and examined the relationship with mortality in five similarly sized groups.

Findings from a scientific study help support the long-held belief that fermented soy products like nattō are good for one’s health.

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