Bacteria

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

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

28 October 2012

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

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...

29 May 2012

Surprising as it sounds, the majority of antibiotic drugs actually come from microbes themselves, particularly...

20 May 2012

The spread of superbugs from big city to small town, new drug target to treat Tinnitus, New insight into lunar...

12 May 2012

Now they’ve sequenced the human genome, they’re trying to move on to sequencing all the bugs in our gut...

11 May 2012

It's not only food that we get from the oceans. Marine species from corals and sea squirts, right down to the...

22 April 2012

Circadian rhythms are clearly important for staying fit, both in terms of good health and of survival of the fittest....

20 March 2012

Full genome sequencing of bacteria could allow researchers and medics to better treat diseases like MRSA, and better...

19 March 2012

Scientists reveal how the intestine distinguishes harmless food items from potentially harmful bacteria or parasites...

12 February 2012

Can we trick the immune system into attacking cancer cells by disguising them as bacteria? New research suggests that...

05 February 2012

How scientists are eavesdropping using electrodes, predicting eruptions using magma, healing wounds with honey and...

11 October 2011

We find out why Vitamin D can keep Tuberculosis at bay, how muscles can be mimicked with nanotubes, how prosthetic can...

30 September 2011

In this week's news roundup we discuss Chinese Space Stations, the Dead Sea Scrolls going online, using CO2 to...

25 September 2011

Professor Martin Adams talks through how cheddar and stilton cheeses are made.

18 September 2011

A round up the week's science news including the planting of vaccines, lie detection, elements at risk and...

04 September 2011

Probiotics, the "friendly" bacteria, seem to have the potential to treat anxiety and depression related...

12 June 2011

Harnessing bacteria often involves growing them in large tanks called fermenters or bioreactors; but how do you make...

12 June 2011

We're familiar with the idea of friendly bacteria, and foods, drinks and supplements that promote healthy gut...