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  • Microbes on microscope eyepieces: could mean one in the eye for users!

    "For once we wanted to use our microscopes, not to help us observe microorganisms, but to examine more closely their role as potential vectors of infectious pathogens. Very little was known about this until now," explains the head of the study, Prof. Dr. Markus Egert, a lecturer in microbiology and more

  • Kitchen sponge microbiome: What doesn't kill you, makes you tougher!

    During the corona crisis, household and kitchen hygiene is particularly important as many people are at home more, and are cooking for themselves more often, but at the same time are very conscious of the need to protect themselves from other infectious diseases. Kitchen sponges are real germ spread more

  • Microflora of glasses: the mini universe on your nose

    Almost every second European wears glasses. Due to their central position on our face, close to our mouth and nose, and to their regular contact with skin, particularly our hands, glasses have been proven to be frequently contaminated with microorganisms. Furtwangen University has now published the more

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A Brief Summary of Disinfectants & Antiseptics

Ever wondered what compounds help kitchen cleaners keep your kitchen surfaces bacteria free? Or about the compounds that help antiseptic creams do their job? In this graphic, we take a look at some of the compounds used for antisepsis and disinfection, and where they’re commonly used. more

The Chemistry Behind the Smell of Wet Dogs

If you’re a dog owner, hot weather inevitably leads to wet dogs, particularly if you live near the sea, a river, or basically any other body of water that looks appealing to your canine companion. It’s probably not escaped your notice that dogs tend to smell pretty awful after getting wet. Why is th more

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Microorganism bacteria magnified 10,000 times. A microorganism (also spelled as microrganism) or microbe is an organism that is microscopic (too small to be seen by the naked human eye alone). The study of microorganisms is called microbiolog ... more


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