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9 Apr 2020

Egg-cellent Enzymes: Science in Chocolate Eggs

2022-08-28T08:53:57+01:00April 9th, 2020|

With Easter just around the corner, we are taking a look at one of our favourite Easter treats: Easter eggs. With Cadbury’s Crème Eggs being a particular favourite amongst BioLabTests team members, we decided to take a closer look at this sweet treat from a scientific view point. Did you know that microorganisms play a crucial role in making them?

14 Mar 2018

What’s Chillin’ – Pathogens & Diseases Hidden in Ice

2022-08-28T09:01:32+01:00March 14th, 2018|

A study conducted on 60 samples of ice cubes produced at domestic, restaurant and industrial levels were examined for microorganisms other than enteric or normally ‘harmless’ bacteria. The study found that ice cubes made at home or from ice machines in pubs and restaurants contained significantly more bacteria than industrial level ice cubes.

11 Jan 2018

Australian Flu: An Overview of H3N2v

2022-08-28T09:02:37+01:00January 11th, 2018|

With the ability to cause an epidemic or even a pandemic, the recent Australian flu virus or H3N2v currently has the World Health Organisation (WHO), National Health Service (NHS) and Public Health England (PHE) taking serious precautions as the number of incidences has over doubled from last year’s figures.

4 May 2017

Our Helpful Gut Bacteria

2022-08-28T09:03:13+01:00May 4th, 2017|

Gut flora is made up of a vast network of bugs that exist in a mutualistic, symbiotic relationship- meaning both the human host and the gut bacteria co-exist, and reap benefits from one another. It’s widely accepted that a healthy gut flora leads to a healthy human in general, but what is it exactly that our microscopic friends do for us?

17 Nov 2016

New treatment for acne & common skin conditions made available

2022-08-28T09:04:53+01:00November 17th, 2016|

If you haven’t been through the pains of treatment for acne before, someone who has will testify that the so called treatments are frustratingly ineffective – those days may be behind us. Quorum Innovations, researchers in the field of microbiome therapeutics, have announced brand new treatments for many common skin conditions, treatment for acne included.

3 Nov 2016

Recurring Salmonella Infections: Tic Toc! Do Bacteria Have a Clock?

2022-08-28T09:05:20+01:00November 3rd, 2016|

Recurring Salmonella Infections can be the bane of a person’s life. Despite antibiotic therapy the infection stubbornly reoccurs without little in the way of an answer why – until now. Researchers may have just found an important aspect - a bacterial ‘alarm clock' that appears to cause bacterial reactivation once the threat has waned.

9 Sep 2016

Bioreactor bricks

2022-08-28T09:07:34+01:00September 9th, 2016|

A bioreactor is the name of a piece of apparatus in which biological processes are carried out, often on an industrial scale. What goes into and comes out of the bioreactor can be controlled and closely monitored.

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