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...
For my final interview, I’ve picked this one from July 2012, with Dr Tiffany Taylor from the University of Reading.
A mathematical model has been used to explore different
approaches to minimising antibiotic resistance.
Just four microbes could be the difference between whether someone develops asthma or not.
And finally, it’s time for our gene of the month, and this time - Oh my God, they killed Kenny!
You might think it’s the weather getting you down, but could bacteria
be to blame for some of the symptoms of...
A study on young mice suggests that antibiotic use might be making
children more likely to become obese.
Modern scientific techniques have led to discoveries about the cause of the plague that our ancestors couldn't...
In the 16th Century, it was believed that bad smells carried the plague, and this led to some weird and wonderful...
Three billion journeys are made by air every year. Are these passengers
cruising for an infectious bruising?
Where there's beer, there's bacteria! Molecular forensics cna be used to follow bugs around breweries to...
Whole genome sequencing is providing new insights into the spread of different lineages of TB
What was growing on the hands of the Naked Scientists? And how effective is hand washing at dislodging these microbial...
Neurologists are starting to look at gut bugs because there may be a link between your microbiome and your mental state...
How does our intestinal microbial spectrum compare with what lived in our
The mouth is infested with microbes, so how many bugs do we swap with a
Your own cells are outnumbered by the bacteria living
in and on you. Meet your microbiome!
Some bacteria can survive and thrive despite not having a cell
Bacteria and fungal cells join forces to cause rice seedling blight.
Why do some yeast cells grow old whereas others do not?
The latest in the fight against antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria.
Bacteria are getting more and more resistant to antibiotics like penicillin. A way around this might be to use viruses...