Our lives ultimately depend upon some of the smallest life forms on Earth - the constituents of the ocean microbiome.
The sea urchin may be a good model for understanding how immune responses work in humans and other vertebrates.
Mutations in a single gene can affect whether some bio-luminescent bacteria will make good partners for squid.
Bacteria can evade antibiotics not just through resistance, but by dormancy - effectively switching off. But for how...
For a tuberculosis infection to progress, around 50 bacterial cells need to infect a single immune cell.
Where is the oldest evidence of life on earth?
How do some bacteria evade the stomach's defence mechanisms to cause trouble in the gut?
In our colon is a previously unrecognised organ made up of trillions of microbes.
Most of us know that too much sugar is bad for our teeth, but why? Looks like bacteria are to blame.
Archaeological evidence suggests that a young woman from ancient Troy died from a pregnancy-related infection
Could seagrass hold the key to cleaning up our oceans?
Will the alcohol kill off any Salmonella in my eggnog?
Instead of using antibitiocs, could we give bacteria a virus? Would that
overcome the resistance problem?
We've only had anitbiotics for 100 years; we survived up until then, so surely we can do so again?
Your prescription to help stop antibiotic resistance...
Could your gut bugs be playing a role in how your DNA is being expressed?
Why does Haiti have a cholera epidemic?
A new 3D printed microscope could provide a low cost way to test for waterborne diseases.
On the hunt to discover how the patient died, the pathologist turns to the brain...
Heart development can provide important clues into how it works, and also what can go wrong.
Emerging research suggests that the bacteria in your stomach could be influencing your mood...
Back in July 2012, science writer Nell Barrie and I discussed the implications of the discovery of CRISPR.
Kat Arney been peeking out from under her brolly to tackle another mythconception. This week, will going out with wet...
Those of us with western diets are missing some diversity in
our gut bacteria. What might have caused this, and could...