Seven Days in Life

29 May – 04 June 2017Advancements in Life Sciences' Seven Days in Life (29 May - 04 June 2017)


superbioticUltra-tough antibiotic to fight superbugs
US scientists have re-engineered a vital antibiotic in a bid to wipe out one of the world's most threatening superbugs. Super-antibiotic is 25,000 times more potent than its predecessor. 
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old momsOlder mothers have higher rates of severe complications in childbirth
The risk of potentially life-threatening morbidity around childbirth, such as renal failure, obstetric shock, and amniotic fluid embolism, increases in older mothers, according to a new study. 
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ethicalEthnicity and breastfeeding influence infant gut bacteria
A new study looked at the microbial population in the gastrointestinal tract of infants at a formative stage of life when metabolic set points are being established. 
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brain facesHow faces are encoded in the brain? Discovered
In recent years, neuroscientists have begun to peek inside the brain's black box to understand how the brain is able to recognize and perceive faces. Now researchers report that they have cracked the code for facial identity in the primate brain. 
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sheepArtificial intelligence learns to spot pain in sheep
Recently, veterinarians have developed a protocol for estimating the pain a sheep is in from its facial expressions. 
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