Bacteria

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...

19 April 2011

Tim Cox explains how Gene therapy may help in the treatment of in-born errors of metabolism where part of a biochemical...

27 March 2011

We are looking at life that flourishes in the absence of input from the Sun, in other words, some of the most...

31 January 2011

Charles cockell explains how microbes are eating away at out coastline...

30 January 2011

Leprosy is caused by an infection of Mycobacterium bacteria, the same family as the pathogens that cause TB. Most...

30 January 2011

New research sheds light on how some bacteria are capable of extremely quick genetic change, incorporating whole...

06 December 2010

The discovery of bacteria that can not only survive in waters rich in toxic arsenic, but actually use it as part of it...

05 September 2010

The man who won the Nobel Prize for discovering the bacterium that is responsible for stomach ulcers actually munched...

11 July 2010

A few weeks ago on the Naked Scientists, we heard how a highly focused laser beam can be used as if it were a pair of...