Life Planted

Life Planted

sporadically wild 21 year old hermit

blastedheath:

Gilles Balmet (French, b. 1979), Silver mountains, 2014. Painting on silver acrylic on black paper, 70 x 100 cm.

blastedheath:

Gilles Balmet (French, b. 1979), Silver mountains, 2014. Painting on silver acrylic on black paper, 70 x 100 cm.

currentsinbiology:

Bacteria from bees possible alternative to antibiotics
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.

These lactic acid bacteria have now been tested on severe human wound pathogens such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Pseudomonas aeruginosa and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE), among others. When the lactic acid bacteria were applied to the pathogens in the laboratory, it counteracted all of them.

Tobias C Olofsson, Èile Butler, Pawel Markowicz, Christina Lindholm, Lennart Larsson, Alejandra Vásquez. Lactic acid bacterial symbionts in honeybees - an unknown key to honey’s antimicrobial and therapeutic activities. International Wound Journal, 2014; DOI: 10.1111/iwj.12345
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

currentsinbiology:

Bacteria from bees possible alternative to antibiotics

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.

These lactic acid bacteria have now been tested on severe human wound pathogens such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Pseudomonas aeruginosa and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE), among others. When the lactic acid bacteria were applied to the pathogens in the laboratory, it counteracted all of them.

Tobias C Olofsson, Èile Butler, Pawel Markowicz, Christina Lindholm, Lennart Larsson, Alejandra Vásquez. Lactic acid bacterial symbionts in honeybees - an unknown key to honey’s antimicrobial and therapeutic activities. International Wound Journal, 2014; DOI: 10.1111/iwj.12345

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
victoriousvocabulary:

MYCOLOGY
[noun]
a branch of biology concerned with the study of fungi, including their genetic and biochemical properties, their taxonomy and their use to humans as a source for tinder, medicinals (e.g.: penicillin), food (e.g.: beer, wine, cheese, edible mushrooms) and entheogens, as well as their dangers, such as poisoning and infection.
Etymology: from Greek mukēs, “fungus, mushroom” + lógos, “account, explanation, narrative”.
[Vladimir Stankovic]
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victoriousvocabulary:

MYCOLOGY
[noun]
a branch of biology concerned with the study of fungi, including their genetic and biochemical properties, their taxonomy and their use to humans as a source for tinder, medicinals (e.g.: penicillin), food (e.g.: beer, wine, cheese, edible mushrooms) and entheogens, as well as their dangers, such as poisoning and infection.
Etymology: from Greek mukēs, “fungus, mushroom” + lógos, “account, explanation, narrative”.
[Vladimir Stankovic]
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victoriousvocabulary:

MYCOLOGY
[noun]
a branch of biology concerned with the study of fungi, including their genetic and biochemical properties, their taxonomy and their use to humans as a source for tinder, medicinals (e.g.: penicillin), food (e.g.: beer, wine, cheese, edible mushrooms) and entheogens, as well as their dangers, such as poisoning and infection.
Etymology: from Greek mukēs, “fungus, mushroom” + lógos, “account, explanation, narrative”.
[Vladimir Stankovic]
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victoriousvocabulary:

MYCOLOGY
[noun]
a branch of biology concerned with the study of fungi, including their genetic and biochemical properties, their taxonomy and their use to humans as a source for tinder, medicinals (e.g.: penicillin), food (e.g.: beer, wine, cheese, edible mushrooms) and entheogens, as well as their dangers, such as poisoning and infection.
Etymology: from Greek mukēs, “fungus, mushroom” + lógos, “account, explanation, narrative”.
[Vladimir Stankovic]
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victoriousvocabulary:

MYCOLOGY
[noun]
a branch of biology concerned with the study of fungi, including their genetic and biochemical properties, their taxonomy and their use to humans as a source for tinder, medicinals (e.g.: penicillin), food (e.g.: beer, wine, cheese, edible mushrooms) and entheogens, as well as their dangers, such as poisoning and infection.
Etymology: from Greek mukēs, “fungus, mushroom” + lógos, “account, explanation, narrative”.
[Vladimir Stankovic]
Zoom Info

victoriousvocabulary:

MYCOLOGY

[noun]

a branch of biology concerned with the study of fungi, including their genetic and biochemical properties, their taxonomy and their use to humans as a source for tinder, medicinals (e.g.: penicillin), food (e.g.: beer, wine, cheese, edible mushrooms) and entheogens, as well as their dangers, such as poisoning and infection.

Etymology: from Greek mukēs, “fungus, mushroom” + lógos, “account, explanation, narrative”.

[Vladimir Stankovic]