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Novel Technique Restores
May 31, 2021 9:00 AM CDT
Novel Technique Restores Michelangelo's Gleam
Team in Italy unleashes microbes to eat away grime on marble
- Sometimes, art restorations do not go well . Not well at all . But in Florence, Italy, a team of historians, art restorers, and, crucially, scientists appears to have pulled off the feat in impressive fashion, writes Jason Horowitz in the
New York Times
. The restoration involved marble statues carved by none...
In This Nation, a 'Fearsome
Intruder' Is Surging
Mar 31, 2021 12:44 PM CDT
In This Nation, a 'Fearsome Intruder' Is Surging
Australia slammed with a spike of flesh-eating Buruli ulcers
- Australia has been hit with a spike of what the
New York Times
calls a "fearsome intruder," though it's not a new one. Stretching back as far as the 1940s, cases of Buruli ulcer —an infectious disease caused by the flesh-devouring
bacterium, typically found...
Scientists Unravel Mystery
Ailment of Bald Eagles
Mar 26, 2021 11:43 AM CDT
Scientists Unravel Mystery Ailment of Bald Eagles
New study attributes deaths to toxin triggered by bromide
- For the last 25 years, a mysterious ailment has been killing bald eagles in the US and leaving them with holes in their brains. Researchers identified vacuolar myelinopathy (VM), a deadly condition that brings on paralysis, blindness, and seizures in bald eagles and their prey, including fish, turtles, snakes, and...
Chimps have Been Dying.
Now We May Know Why
Feb 7, 2021 4:35 PM CST
Chimps have Been Dying. Now We May Know Why
A bacterium may be the culprit
- Researchers have identified a bacterium that they believe is responsible for a “new and always fatal” illness that has been killing chimpanzees in Sierra Leone,
reports. The disease—Epizootic Neurologic and Gastroenteric Syndrome, or ENGS—has killed at least 53 chimps at the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, per...
Cause of Mass Elephant
Die-Off Is Revealed
in case you missed it
Sep 26, 2020 1:30 PM CDT
Cause of Mass Elephant Die-Off Is Revealed
Botswana blames bacteria in water holes, not poaching
- Researchers were baffled when elephants began dropping like flies in the African nation of Botswana earlier this year. Now, government researchers say they've figured out what happened, and it doesn't involve poachers. Instead, they say a naturally occurring bacteria in watering holes is the culprit, reports the BBC...
Outbreak Hits 23 States
Jul 25, 2020 10:30 AM CDT
Mystery Salmonella Outbreak Hits 23 States
Health officials are struggling to find the source
- A salmonella outbreak of no known origin has struck nearly two dozen states and hospitalized 31 people,
reports. The CDC said on Friday that 212 cases have emerged in 23 states, with 8 new states listed since Tuesday. While bacterial outbreaks are often linked to a food source,...
Distraught Parents Sue
Hospital Over Baby's Death
Oct 17, 2019 6:50 PM CDT
Distraught Parents Sue Hospital Over Baby's Death
Abel Cepeda died at just 6 days old, parents say his death could have been prevented
- Two babies had already died of a bacterial infection at Pennsylvania's Geisinger Medical Center before Abel Cepeda was born—and yet, his parents say in a lawsuit against the hospital, precautions that could have saved their baby's life were not taken. Instead, Abel spent his first—and last—...
Hospital Warns of
After 3 Infants Die
Oct 8, 2019 9:25 AM CDT
Hospital Warns of Waterborne Bacteria After 3 Infants Die
5 babies have recovered or are recovering at Pennsylvania's Geisinger Medical Center
- A Pennsylvania hospital is turning away premature babies after three contracted pseudomonas infection and died. Eight premature babies, all born at less than 27 weeks of gestation, fell ill at Danville's Geisinger Medical Center as a result of the waterborne bacteria discovered in July, reports CNN . Four were "...
She Fell Asleep on Her Sofa,
Woke Up With No Arms, Legs
Aug 1, 2019 9:15 AM CDT
She Fell Asleep on Her Sofa, Woke Up With No Arms, Legs
Ohio woman contracted serious infection believed to have come from dog lick
- A small cut on an Ohio woman's arm and a friendly lick from her dog led to what a GoFundMe campaign calls a "perfect storm"—and to the amputation of all her limbs. Stark County salon owner Marie Trainer's ordeal began May 10, when WJW reports...
Her Sore Throat.
2 Weeks Later,
She Was Dead
Nov 2, 2018 11:23 AM CDT
Student Ignored Her Sore Throat. 2 Weeks Later, She Was Dead
Kansas State's Samantha Scott thought she had tonsillitis, died of a rare bacterial infection
- A top rower for Kansas State University hadn't been feeling well and suspected she had tonsillitis. But Samantha Scott put off getting medical treatment for too long, and by the time she went to the hospital two weeks later, it was too late, per
: The 23-year-old architectural engineering...
Scientists Make 'Critical'
Find on Honeybees, Herbicide
Sep 25, 2018 8:54 AM CDT
Scientists Make 'Critical' Find on Honeybees, Herbicide
Glyphosate, used in Monsanto's Roundup, may kill off insects' essential gut bacteria
- Animals don't seem to be harmed by the world's most widely used weedkiller, but bees apparently don't fall under that protective umbrella. "This is really critical," one entomologist tells
of a new study showing the digestive system of honeybees (and possibly other bees as...
100-Plus People Infected
by Pet-Store Puppies: CDC
Sep 21, 2018 9:37 AM CDT
100-Plus People Infected by Pet-Store Puppies: CDC
Agency links antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter infections to pet-store pooches
- Eighteen states, more than 100 people sick, 26 hospitalizations—and an unknown number of puppies as the likely infection-spreaders. That's the word out of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has tied contact with puppies at six pet-store companies to the outbreak of human diarrheal infections from...
He Ate a Bad Oyster,
Died 2 Days Later
Jul 19, 2018 9:32 AM CDT
He Ate a Bad Oyster, Died 2 Days Later
Saltwater bacteria Vibrio vulnificus claims life in Florida
- A man dined on oyster at an unnamed restaurant in Florida's Sarasota County, only to die two days later from a deadly bacteria. The 71-year-old died July 10 from a bacterial infection caused by the bacteria
, reports the
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
. Though such infections are rare—only...
STD You May Not Have Heard
of Could Be Next Superbug
Jul 11, 2018 5:30 PM CDT
STD You May Not Have Heard of Could Be Next Superbug
Mycoplasma genitalium can develop resistance to antibiotics if not treated properly
- A little-known sexually transmitted disease carries the potential to become the next superbug. Per the BBC , health officials in the UK have set new guidelines regarding the bacterial infection
or MG, out of fear improper treatment could lead to antibiotic resistance. Huffington Post UK reports the British Association...
Teen Went to Sleep
on a School Trip.
She Never Woke Up
Jun 29, 2018 8:14 AM CDT
Teen Went to Sleep on a School Trip. She Never Woke Up
16-year-old Sara Manitoski died from toxic shock syndrome in March 2017, coroner finds
- An overnight school trip last year turned tragic for a Canadian teen, and now a coroner has confirmed why.
reports 16-year-old Sara Manitoski, who was found unresponsive in her cabin bed after friends came back from breakfast, died of toxic shock syndrome, with the coroner's conclusion based on...
Tainted Water Blamed
for Deadly E. Coli Outbreak
Jun 29, 2018 2:53 AM CDT
Tainted Water Blamed for Deadly E. Coli Outbreak
Romaine lettuce outbreak is over, feds say
- The worst E. coli outbreak in the US since 2006 is over, with five people dead and more than 200 sickened by tainted romaine lettuce, federal authorities say. The outbreak, which affected people in 36 states and caused at least 96 hospitalizations, was traced to the Yuma region in western...
Dirtier Than You Think
Jun 12, 2018 1:09 PM CDT
Kitchen Towels Dirtier Than You Think
Study finds that bacteria is common
- There's a decent chance your kitchen towels are hiding bacteria linked to food poisoning and other infections, according to a new study , though some are urging caution before tossing those towels in the trash. The finding is based on a University of Mauritius study of 100 kitchen towels used...
By This New Measure,
Plants Rule the Earth
May 22, 2018 9:40 AM CDT
By This New Measure, Plants Rule the Earth
They outweigh all other life on the planet, by a mile
- A first-of-its-kind study reveals that humans make up a minuscule portion of life on the planet. As in 0.01%, reports the
. The flip side of that? Despite the scant figure, humans have reshaped the animal kingdom, helping wipe out about 83% of mammals and half of all plants...
Apr 14, 2018 10:00 AM CDT
Bathroom Hand Dryers Spew Pretty Nasty Thing
Poo bacteria gets 'aerosolized' in bathrooms: study author
- Hand dryers are great environmentally friendly inventions, right? That's the word, but a new study by University of Connecticut scientists finds they spread fecal matter onto people's hands, CNET reports. "The more air ya move? The more bacteria stick," study author Peter Setlow tells Business Insider...
Superbugs Are Here
Apr 4, 2018 9:21 AM CDT
CDC: 'Nightmare' Superbugs Are Here
Hunt found more than 200 cases of antibiotic-resistant bacteria last year
- "Nightmare bacteria" with unusual resistance to antibiotics of last resort were found more than 200 times in the US last year in a first-of-a-kind hunt to see how much of a threat these rare cases have become. That's more than health officials expected to find, and the true...
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