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Tiny frogs create unique peptide to fight bacteria, study finds

Findings have implications not only for fighting bacteria, but to create a coating that can prevent implants and medical devices from triggering an immune response.

Tadiran's Air Care 02 air treatment technology

Israeli air conditioner kills 99.99% of germs, viruses in enclosed spaces

The technology works by generating hydrogen peroxide by using the moisture in the air and converting it to hydrogen peroxide.

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Israeli scientists find factor in preventing viral infections in bacteria

The new discovery finds an important factor in the defense system of the bacteria against viral infections.


Medieval Jerusalem latrine may hold secrets of modern-era gut diseases

The Jerusalem latrine was found in the Christian Quarter of the Old City, close to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in 1996 during excavations of a cesspool in the courtyard of a Spanish school.

Enzymes in bacteria could help fight coronavirus - Weizmann Institute

In humans virus-fighting enzymes, known as viperins, are released into the bloodstream when the body detects an infection.

Manganese dioxide (illustrative)

Metal-eating bacteria identified for the first time

Bacteria that gain their energy from eating metal have long been suspected to exist, but have never before been identified.

Several rivers, nature reserves are safe to enter, Health Ministry says

The Health Ministry has greenlighted the Nachal Gilabon, Jordan River, Magrase Nature Reserve and Nahal Meshushim Nature Reserve to open to the public.

Scientists find a new plastic eating bacteria

Reports of scientists finding bacterial bugs, enzymes, or even caterpillars that eat or break down plastic have been heard before, so what makes this one different?

MRSA bacteria under a microscope

Hebrew U. study shows aggressive bacteria can be controlled or even cured

Prof. Nathalie Balaban and Dr. Maskit Bar-Meir teamed up and showed that bacteria thought to be resilient to antibiotic treatment may in fact be treatable.

Three dead, hundreds ill in Spain listeria outbreak - WHO

The WHO warned, however, that because Magrudis' products are so popular, and because they have a three-month shelf life, there is a likelihood of further cases in the coming weeks.

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