Copper is one of the most widely used metals, but its extraction from the rock and processing to a useful form requires a lot of energy and harsh chemical treatment. Researchers from the University of Houston have discovered bacteria that naturally convert toxic copper ions into metallic copper.
Survivalists and popular doctors from TV offer to drink their own urine as a disease prevention, to wash her wounds and quench her thirst. At the heart of this, the supposedly complete sterility of human urine. But is it true that urine is sterile?
Hand washing is one of the most important components of the fight against the spread of infectious diseases. But can't these same infections remain on the surface of a lump of soap?
500 microorganisms live on 10 square centimeters of the toilet seat: a little E. coli, a pinch of staphylococci, fungus and mold. On the one hand, it's a hell of a lot, on the other — there are even dirtier places. Scientists from the Public Health and Safety Organization have estimated that there are 360,000,000 microorganisms in one gram of a kitchen sponge, and 2,500,000 of them on a toothbrush. Are you already nervously spraying with a sanitizer? Take your time. Here are some of the dirtiest places in your home.
In 2020, microbiologists from the University of Tubingen found out how differences are formed in Staphylococcus aureus bacteria within one isolated population.
Each person accidentally swallows eight spiders a year. Men think about sex every 6-7 seconds. This statistic is known to almost everyone – however, it does not correspond to the truth. It is assumed that some of these statements appeared just in an attempt to show how easily false knowledge spreads in the modern information world. But let's analyze each figure separately using examples.
These tips will help you not get sick when everyone around you has a cold, and temperature changes create an additional burden on the body.
In the South Pacific, there is an area as far from the surface as possible. This is indeed a strange, unusual region in which researchers have discovered something unexpected.
Staff cuts, budget cuts and increased workload on doctors — all this inevitably leads to the fact that even the most qualified doctor is not able to pay enough attention to each patient. And if you come to the reception with complaints that may occur with several different diseases, the probability of error increases. The best course of action in this case is to be aware of the risks, ask the right questions and insist on additional examinations.
A large number of microorganisms live on the human body, in its internal organs, most of which exist in symbiosis with the human body. Some of them synthesize the necessary proteins, vitamins and amino acids, some act as a biological patrol that displaces pathogenic microbes.