Bacteria From Bees Possible Alternative To Antibiotics

Working bees on honey cells (stock image). Raw honey has been used against infections for millennia, before honey -- as we now know it -- was manufactured and sold in stores. Credit: © Dmytro Smaglov / Fotolia

Working bees on honey cells (stock image). Raw honey has been used against infections for millennia, before honey — as we now know it — was manufactured and sold in stores. Credit: © Dmytro Smaglov / Fotolia

Raw honey has been used against infections for millennia, before honey — as we now know it — was manufactured and sold in stores. So what is the key to its’ antimicrobial properties? Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have identified a unique group of 13 lactic acid bacteria found in fresh honey, from the honey stomach of bees. The bacteria produce a myriad of active antimicrobial compounds.

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Is Anyone Immune To The Social Media Echo Chamber?

We’re all singing from the same hymn sheet and that’s not a good thing. InfoMofo, CC BY-SA

We’re all singing from the same hymn sheet and that’s not a good thing. InfoMofo, CC BY-SA

It’s becoming increasingly obvious that as we spend more time communicating via social media, we are disappearing into bubbles. We receive information from the same sources and witness the views of the same people in our personalised newsfeeds every day. But it also seems like living in our bubble is having an effect on our own opinions and how we formulate them.

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Strawberry, Mango Compound Kicks Dementia Symptoms to the Curb

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Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have conducted experiments on mice to find possible solutions for dementia (mice typically succumb to Alzheimer’s symptoms within a year of birth). They discovered that a daily dose of fisetin, a flavanol found in strawberries, mangos, cucumbers, and other fruit and vegetables, successfully arrested the progressive loss of memory and other deleterious symptoms associated with learning. The research was published in the journal Aging Cell.

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