Bacteria

14 March 2013

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

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...

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...

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

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...