Black rats are also implicated in both outbreaks, which took place 800 years apart
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Saturday 30 October 2010
Whenever you find yourself writing the word "real", pause for a moment: you should probably cut it out.
Wednesday 15 September 2010
Half of restaurants and takeaways harbour high levels of bacteria which can cause food poisoning, new research shows.
Thursday 19 August 2010
A blood test that can tell doctors whether someone is likely to develop the active and dangerous form of tuberculosis has become a realistic possibility.
Monday 16 August 2010
Common bacteria have "noses" that respond to smells, scientists said.
Monday 09 August 2010
Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool is coating the toys in its wards with a revolutionary form of "liquid glass" that has proven in trials to reduce the number of disease-causing bacteria living on the surface of objects.
Monday 09 August 2010
Genetic factors behind the deaths of children struck down by meningitis have been identified for the first time. Experts hope the breakthrough will boost development of vaccines that protect against the deadliest strain of meningitis bacteria.
Monday 02 August 2010
The genes of common bacteria could yield a "treasure trove" of therapeutic drugs to combat the growing problem of drug-resistant bacteria, a leading scientist said yesterday.
Sunday 01 August 2010
Thursday 29 July 2010
Monday 19 July 2010
Curry spices could hold the key to reducing the enormous greenhouse gas emissions given off by grazing animals such as sheep, cows and goats, scientists have claimed.
Tuesday 22 June 2010
Giving birth by Caesarean section may leave a baby vulnerable to disease and allergy by upsetting its natural balance of bacteria, scientists believe.
Monday 14 June 2010
Motorists who do not use screenwash for their windscreen wipers risk getting potentially deadly legionnaires' disease, a study revealed today.
Saturday 22 May 2010
Monday 15 March 2010
Police forces may soon be able to add another forensic tool to their armoury following a study showing that it is possible to identify a person from the bacteria they leave behind after touching an inanimate object such as a computer keyboard or telephone.
Thursday 04 March 2010
Dresden riots: Protesters in Germany attack refugee buses shouting 'foreigners out'
France train shooting: US soldiers speak of the moment they stopped gunman and 'beat him until he was unconscious'
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn accused of 'deluding' young supporters with 'claptrap'
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Iain Duncan Smith calls for urgent ESA overhaul as part of drive to cut down welfare costs
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