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Engineered Bacteria Eat Waste Plastic, Make Spider Silk

Engineered Bacteria Eat Waste Plastic, Make Spider Silk

TEHRAN (ANA)- Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have created a method to transform plastic waste into biodegradable spider silk using bacteria, providing an innovative and sustainable approach to tackling plastic pollution.
New Class of Antibiotic Kills Deadly Drug-Resistant Superbug

New Class of Antibiotic Kills Deadly Drug-Resistant Superbug

TEHRAN (ANA)- Researchers at Aston University have identified an entirely new class of antibiotic that can kill bacteria that are resistant to most current drugs.
Vice-President Underlines Iran’s Success in Production of Pneumococcal Vaccine

Vice-President Underlines Iran’s Success in Production of Pneumococcal Vaccine

TEHRAN (ANA)- Iranian Vice-President for Science, Technology and Knowledge-Based Economy Rouhollah Deqani Firouzabadi said that the country’s scientists have developed the pneumococcal vaccine which inactivates 13 strains of bacteria.
Infection-Resistant, 3D-Printed Metals Developed for Implants

Infection-Resistant, 3D-Printed Metals Developed for Implants

TEHRAN (ANA)- A novel surgical implant developed by Washington State University researchers was able to kill 87% of the bacteria that cause staph infections in laboratory tests, while remaining strong and compatible with surrounding tissue like current implants.
Certain Skin Bacteria Can Inhibit Growth of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Certain Skin Bacteria Can Inhibit Growth of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

TEHRAN (ANA)- Researchers at the Arctic University of Norway have found a bacteriocin that can help inhibit the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
How Does Neonatal Listeriosis Impact Children's Health?

How Does Neonatal Listeriosis Impact Children's Health?

TEHRAN (ANA)- For the first time, a team of scientists and physicians from the Institut Pasteur, Université Paris Cité, the Paris Public Hospital Network (AP-HP) and Inserm monitored the development of children infected with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes up to the age of 5, and compared their development with that of uninfected gestational age-matched children.
Scientists Use Engineered Bacteria to Lower Blood Pressure

Scientists Use Engineered Bacteria to Lower Blood Pressure

TEHRAN (ANA)- Researchers from The University of Toledo have discovered potential avenues to utilize our body’s microbiome in managing blood pressure.
How Gut Holds Keys to Revolutionary Treatments

How Gut Holds Keys to Revolutionary Treatments

TEHRAN (ANA)- Researchers at Hudson Institute of Medical Research have developed a novel computational method to understand the gut microbiome, challenging previous beliefs about Crohn’s Disease and paving the way for targeted microbial therapies.
New Discovery May Unlock Future of Infectious Disease, Cancer Treatment

New Discovery May Unlock Future of Infectious Disease, Cancer Treatment

TEHRAN (ANA)- Researchers at the University of Birmingham have identified a 'guard mechanism' for a protein which attacks microbes in infected cells, opening the possibility of new treatments for Toxoplasma, Chlamydia, Tuberculosis and even cancer.
Scientists Engineer E. Coli Bacteria to Generate Electricity

Scientists Engineer E. Coli Bacteria to Generate Electricity

TEHRAN (ANA)- A team of researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) has engineered one of the most common species of bacteria, Escherichia coli, to generate electricity from brewery wastewater – and it has surpassed the most recent bioengineered strains.
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