Bacteria


02 October 2015

The absence of four strains of intestinal bacteria can make the difference between breathing easily and succumbing to...

11 September 2015

Antibacterial vegetables capable of blitzing dangerous E. coli infections have been bred by scientists in Germany.

31 July 2015

The microbes living in the intestine can contribute to the symptoms of anxiety and depression, a new study has revealed...

04 July 2015

Doses of antibiotics administered in babyhood trigger lifelong metabolic effects, including heightened risk of obesity...

18 May 2015

Your microbiome reveals where you grew up, where you live, what you eat and even what medicines might suit you best...

16 April 2015

Salmonella can be harnessed to kill cancers.

28 November 2014

DNA smeared on the outside of a rocket launched into space survived the flight and re-entry, and may contaminate...

21 November 2014

Gut bacteria are critical to brain and nervous system development, new Swedish study shows.

14 November 2014

Bacteria with DNA memories have been made by scientists in the US.

07 November 2014

Your genes select gut bugs that can keep you slim...

04 September 2014

Breast-feeding manipulates the microbes in the intestine, which in turn produces lifelong changes in the fabric of the...

21 August 2014

The lungs of sufferers of cystic fibrosis, an inherited airway disease, fail to respond to inhaled bacteria, leading to...

18 July 2014

Bacteria in our stomachs can quickly and effectively seek out injuries in the gut lining, sometimes causing ulcers or...

10 July 2014

With BBQ season upon us, some unlucky people can expect to find themselves counted amongst the thousands that get...

27 June 2014

The trillions of bacteria on our phones reveals what bugs live on and in you, plus where you've been, research...

08 May 2014

A new pair of artificial DNA letters have been engineered into bacteria by US scientists.

06 March 2014

Scientists have resuscitated a massive virus that has lain frozen for 30,000 years in Siberian permafrost.

21 February 2014

The bacterium which causes acne in humans has been found in Italian grapevines...

07 February 2014

Antibodies in breast milk play a key role in the development of the gut and may be considered as an additive for...

04 February 2014

What microbes cause the Beijing cough and how do they travel through the city’s thick smogs?

13 December 2013

Changes in diet have been shown to alter illness risk in just 24 hours

22 November 2013

Bacteria can readily pick up and use fragments of DNA they find laying around, including old mammoth genes, scientists...

14 November 2013

A recently-discovered antimicrobial can also combat chronic, deep-rooted infections previously regarded as resistant to...

01 November 2013

Small molecule drugs could block tuberculosis entry into immune cells, exposing them to the immune system