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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 [...]

Bacteria Lowering Toxin Levels of Arsenic Discovered

Bacteria Lowering Toxin Levels of Arsenic Discovered

SEJONG, Jan.7 (Korea Bizwire) – A bacteria that lowers the toxicity of arsenic has been discovered. Arsenic is a poisonous heavy metal that is generated when metal is manufactured, and the new bacteria is expected to be used in restoring polluted soil around smelters or closed mines. The National Institute of Biological Resources and professor [...]

Triple Amputation From Flesh-Eating Disease in the United Kingdom Highlights Importance of NovaBay’s NeutroPhase Wound Cleanser

Triple Amputation From Flesh-Eating Disease in the United Kingdom Highlights Importance of NovaBay’s NeutroPhase Wound Cleanser

EMERYVILLE, Calif, Mar 31, 2014 (Korea Bizwire) - NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT:NBY). The Daily Mirror, a  British newspaper, recently reported  the tragic story of a father who lost both legs, an arm and half of  his face to deadly flesh-eating bacteria. Alex Lewis, 34, went to bed  with what he thought was a common [...]