Read a Story From Kelly Link's 'Get in Trouble'
I've left the house schedule on the counter and there should be enough gas in the car to make the rounds.” The rumor was her family'd moved full-time to Robbinsville from Lynchburg after a teacher caught Ophelia kissing another girl in the bathroom ...
February 4, 2015
So THIS is how Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell spend their hols! JAN MOIR visits ...
Never mind the blissful climate, the clouds of honeysuckle and jasmine in the gardens and the sparkling Aegean sea near by. As Mossy knows, if On my first day I am shown to a dimly lit room containing a shower, a lavatory and a giant contraption ...
August 8, 2014
Scientists engineer suicide bomber bacteria to kill other bacteria
Nazanin Saeidi and Choon Kit Wong have found a new way of killing Pseudomonas aeruginosa, an opportunistic species that thrives wherever humans are weak. It commonly infects hospital patients whose immune systems have taken a hit. It targets any tissue ...
August 16, 2011
So THIS is how Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell spend their hols. JAN MOIR visits the beauty spa so scarily punishing it drove Ms Moss to drink Kate Moss left the LifeCo spa in Bodrum, Turkey, midway through her stay Alcohol, caffeine, sugar, meat and dairy are all banned at A-list detox spa It's long been... Supermodels and spas. They go together like peaches and low-fat cream, like non-dairy cheese on gluten-free toast. So why did Kate Moss recently flee a detox spa before her time in carrot juice jail was up. . The supermodel hit the headlines after abruptly exiting the LifeCo spa in Turkey, where alcohol, caffeine, sugar, meat, dairy and anything remotely... Yet Kate’s hurried departure from her master cleanse after only four days was more like Escape To Alco-traz, with table service, foaming glasses and party nibbles. How bad could LifeCo be, to make Miss M flee into the night without a backward glance, leaving her spa slippers behind.
Nazanin Saeidi and Choon Kit Wong have found a new way of killing Pseudomonas aeruginosa , an opportunistic species that thrives wherever humans are weak. To seek and destroy this threat, Saiedi and Wong have used the common lab bacterium Escherichia coli as a sacrificial pawn. coli recruits produce a protein called LasR, which recognises molecules that P. aeruginosa cells use to communicate with one another. It produces pyocin, a toxin that kills P. aeruginosa by drilling through its outer wall and causing its innards to leak out. It produces a protein that causes the E. coli to burst apart, killing itself but also releasing a flood of deadly pyocin upon nearby P. aeruginosa. The beauty of this solution is that it uses P. aeurginosa ’s own weapons against it. Pyocins are actually a P. aeruginosa innovation. When times are tough, these opportunists use pyocins to kill off competing strains. Saeidi and Wong focused on one of these weapons – a pyocin known as S5. It comes in two parts: one does the killing. By arming their bombers with pyocin S5, Saeidi and Wong found that they could kill many P. aeruginosa strains that cause problems for hospital patients. In preliminary lab tests, the E. coli bombers proved to be remarkably effective.
Kit-Cat Klock has nine lives
Made by the California Clock Co. near Los Angeles, the whimsical timepiece, which was introduced during the Depression, comes in classic black or red plastic, plus newer shades of orange, turquoise and pink. There is now also a Lady Kit-Cat, and a ...
November 30, 2007