Bacteria

04 August 2013

Differences in genetic makeup has a big effect on childhood susceptibility to infections, as Professor Mike Levin...

04 August 2013

Why do some people fight off infections easily while others become seriously ill? The answer is in our genes, as Dr...

16 July 2013

How does the immune system detect form pathogens - virus and bacteria - at the molecular level?

16 June 2013

How did multicellular life evolve? Ancient ancestors of ours, the choanoflagellates, might give us a clue...

23 May 2013

How do bacteria and viruses which cause diseases in plants manipulate sapsucking insects for their own ends?

09 May 2013

We investigate the new wave of extensively drug-resistant TB, where did it come from and is it treatable?

02 May 2013

Professor Anders Hakansson discusses how a a naturally occurring protein in breast milk is being used to strike a blow...

25 April 2013

New biofuel from gut-bugs - Dr. Love discusses the potential of E. Coli as the next fuel generator.

04 April 2013

New research investigates whether gut bacteria changes following gastric bypass surgery can be transplanted into other...

14 March 2013

Medical Historian Richard Barnett tells the story of the epidemiologist John Snow and asks whether we've...

14 March 2013

A new range of antibiotics are being developed to target the gene expression of bacteria...

14 March 2013

PhD student Ankur Mutreja discusses his work; sequencing the genome of cholera bacteria in order to track the 7th...

14 March 2013

We ask Matt Waldon how we tackle Cholera in the modern world and find out how the disease could have reached Haiti...

07 February 2013

Susan Gottesman from the Centre for Cancer Research in Bethesda, Maryland, is an expert on bacterial RNAs.

25 November 2012

How do E. coli kill off their siblings in an overpopulated and underresourced world? ISIS shows us how...

18 November 2012

This week, the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases included a rather unusual detective story – one where rapid DNA...

04 November 2012

Dr Matt Holden at the Sanger Institute in Cambridge reveals how advances in genome sequencing are helping researchers...

04 November 2012

Tiny bacteria living in stinky mud can gang up to create tiny electrical nanowires.

04 November 2012

Bacterial infections cause millions of deaths around the world every year. But countless more aren’t fatal yet cause...

28 October 2012

A cocktail of git bugs can successfully see off Clostridium difficile, the potentially fatal and often hospital...

28 October 2012

You could be forgiven for thinking that microbes are not, and should not be, a conservation priority. But that’s not...

30 September 2012

Bacteria-repelling catheter, element 113 discovered, dissolving medical electronics, and chocolate improves snail...

10 July 2012

At the University of Reading, Dr Tiffany Taylor and her colleagues are busy manipulating bacteria and putting them...

29 May 2012

We visit the Chelsea Flower Show in London where Microbiologist Rachel Roberts discussed her work looking at ways to...