A treatment could help to overcome antibiotic resistance

A new photothermal treatment could help to overcome antibiotic resistance.

Houseflies could carry hundreds of harmful bacteria

Flies may be more than pesky picnic crashers as researchers have found that they could.

Bacterial DNA from the Black Death found in teeth

Remnants of the genetic makeup of plague bacteria have been found in thousands of victims.

TB genome 6000 years
Deadly TB strains emerged in Asia over 6,000 years ago

In a path-breaking find, an evolutionary geneticist from the National Museum of Natural History in.

Beer-digesting bacteria may fight disease too

Bacteria that has evolved to help us digest the yeast that give beer and bread.

Microorganisms
Skin microbes may boost immune response

Various microorganisms that naturally colonise the skin may help protect us from infections as they.

Software predicts Superbugs’ response to new drug before it’s tested on patients

With drug-resistant bacteria on the rise, even common infections that were easily controlled for decades.

Cholera bacterium kills neighbours, steals genetic material

To turn more virulent and antibiotic-resistant, the bacterium that causes cholera uses a tiny spear.

Blood-based therapy an answer to Ebola?

With no drugs available to treat Ebola, all eyes are now on a therapy that.

Sweaty hands corrode bacteria-fighting brass in an hour

According to researchers from University of Leicester, sweat can cause corrosion of bacteria-protective qualities of.