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New Technology Detects Food Poisoning Bacteria in Real Time Using Chip Processing Technology

New Technology Detects Food Poisoning Bacteria in Real Time Using Chip Processing Technology

DAEJEON, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers have developed a new technology that can detect food poisoning bacteria in real time using a semiconductor processing technology. The National Nanofab Center announced on Monday that it had developed technology to detect food poisoning bacteria using a nano structural body that was formed using the [...]

Kimchi Bacteria a Better Alternative to Ethanol Disinfectant

Kimchi Bacteria a Better Alternative to Ethanol Disinfectant

SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that a culture medium of lactic acid bacteria extracted from kimchi is capable of killing off viruses. This medium is expected to be a safer alternative to alcohol. The National Institute of Biological Resources announced on Monday that the culture medium of ‘Lactobacillus plantarum [...]

Bacteria in Makgeolli Effective Against Food Poisoning, Cancer, and Aging

Bacteria in Makgeolli Effective Against Food Poisoning, Cancer, and Aging

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has showed that lactic acid bacteria contained in “makgeolli,” a South Korean traditional grain-based alcoholic drink, is capable of fighting off bacteria that cause food poisoning. The Gyeonggi-do Institute of Health and Environment conducted a study from January to November collecting 85 strains of lactic acid [...]

Researchers Find New Bacteria That Hold Clues to Deterring Green Tides

Researchers Find New Bacteria That Hold Clues to Deterring Green Tides

SEOUL, Apr. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A government-run laboratory said Tuesday that it has discovered new bacteria that may offer clues to reducing harmful green tides in domestic rivers, lakes and streams. The National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR) affiliated with the Ministry of Environment said it has found a new microorganism called “amnimonas aquatica” [...]

S. Korea Discovers Bacteria Capable of Biodegrading Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals

S. Korea Discovers Bacteria Capable of Biodegrading Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean biologists have discovered bacteria with outstanding capabilities to biodegrade endocrine-disrupting chemicals known to obstruct the excretion of hormones in the human body. The Nakdonggang National Institute of Biological Resources announced on Monday that it has discovered bacteria that can biodegrade phthalate, an endocrine disruptor. Newly named as [...]

Korea Confirms “Super Bacteria” Resistant to Last-Resort Antibiotics

Korea Confirms “Super Bacteria” Resistant to Last-Resort Antibiotics

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Center for Disease Control & Prevention confirmed Wednesday the presence in Korea of a “super bacteria” gene – Mobile Colistin Resistance-1 (MCR-1) – that is resistant to last-resort antibiotics.  Three cases of the genes were found, according to the KCDC, after testing 9,300 samples of intestinal bacteria [...]