How Does Ultraviolet Light Treat Water?

How Does Ultraviolet Light Treat Water?

Ultraviolet (UV) light was first used to treat water in the early 1900s. It effectively destroys microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and protozoa, preventing them from reproducing and causing diseases. At the same time, using UV light means no harmful chemicals...
Progress made toward preventing C. diff infections

Progress made toward preventing C. diff infections

A natural gut biome prevents spore germination. Antibiotics disrupt that biome, allowing germination. Anti-germinant compounds are meant to be a more potent germination inhibitor. CREDIT: Jacqueline Phan, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Each year, about 500,000 people...
Sepsis study to power new antibiotic discoveries

Sepsis study to power new antibiotic discoveries

University of Queensland researchers have led a national study on the four main bacteria that cause sepsis, providing new targets for developing antibiotics. Professor Mark Walker and Professor Mark Schembri from UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience, along with Dr...