A woman recently died from Legionnaires' disease at an Atlanta hotel. Why? The cause is known and the disease is largely preventable. Yet the number of cases in the US continue to rise.
The scale of antibiotic resistance among bacteria found on surfaces around London is exposed in our new study.
Recent reports describe people dying from infections caused by flesh-eating bacteria. But that doesn't that mean you can't still enjoy time at the beach frolicking in warm water.
The Pentagon has been instructed by the House of Representatives to investigate whether ticks were infected with Lyme disease by the US military.
From building blocks made of fungus to self-healing concrete, architecture is using biotechnology to make buildings come alive.
Evidence suggests that microbes play a vital role in health. But what microbes we get depends whether we were born in a hospital versus at home. That could impact our health decades later.
The microbiome is one of the largest organs in the body. Understanding its constituents and their functions will lead to breakthroughs in health care and well-being practices.
Tick-borne diseases are becoming more common in the United States. A public health entomologist outlines some of the lesser-known threats ticks pose to human health.
For too long silver has been used to mark second best but this element deserves more recognition thanks to its antibacterial properties.
Modern science clashes with the idea that the rise of Homo Sapiens was a fluke.
Resistance to antibiotics is not a new trait, and it is impossible to prevent. But it is possible to avoid its spread.
Traditional water quality test results tell you what was happening at the beach yesterday. More real-time answers can be a boon for public health.
After the failure of multiple drug trials the outlook for an Alzheimer's drug is bleak. This shouldn't be a surprise. We don't know the cause or even how to diagnose the disease.
As antibiotic resistance increases globally, the heat is on to find new alternatives to treat infections. Chemists can get a head start by looking at compounds produced in nature by fishes' microbes.
New technology could help doctors identify the right antibiotic for their patient in double-quick time.
Research using massive databases -- such as the Danish Psychiatric Central Research Register -- is enabling a whole new understanding of the links between life history, the gut and mental health.
We were the first to make the connection between P. gingivalis and fully diagnosed Alzheimer’s disease. While evidence of a link is growing, it must be interpreted in context.
Scientists still rely on a set of 19th century postulates to identify disease-causing organisms but more than 100 years of research shows why we need to move on.
It's hard to predict how long it will take to feel better after you start taking antibiotics. But if you start feeling worse one to two days after starting the therapy, you must see your doctor.
Researchers are exploring the possibility of creating living drugs – designer microbes that can live in our guts and provide critical components that our body needs but can't make itself.