Humans play host to many little passengers. Right now, you’re incubating, shedding or have already been colonised by viral, bacterial, parasitic or fungal microorganisms - perhaps even all of them.
Trillions of microorganisms living inside your digestive system may influence your health and even your weight. Here's how your gut may communicate with your brain, bone marrow and immune system.
For most of the twentieth century, we were at war with microbes, leading to substantial changes in our body's ecosystem. This has changed our diets, disease profile, moods and even personalities.
What's on your cash? Studies show our money carries everything from pet DNA and old food to E.coli and traces of cocaine.
Until recently we didn't know much about which antibiotic is best for people who have been attacked by a crocodile.
New findings make it hard to imagine a more important goal for solar system exploration than searching for microbial life in Enceladus' internal sea.
The impact of plant disease may be reduced if people are made aware of the many pathways for plant-killing microbes -- and why preventing their spread matters to us all.
Tiny tubes and filaments of iron found in rocks in Canada turned out to be the remains of microbes from over 3.7 billion years ago.
Microbial-based solutions for agriculture are among some of the new innovations having an impact on the sector in the developed world.
Researchers are developing biological tools that can boost crop yields to feed a growing world population without harming human health or the environment.
The US Centers for Disease Control has reported a woman in her 70s has died of overwhelming sepsis caused by a bacterium that was resistant to all available antibiotics.
Long viewed simply as 'germs,' the hidden half of nature turns out to be crucial to the health of people and plants.
ESA's second mission to Mars has become prey to the curse of the Red Planet – although the orbiter is heading for success, the Schiaparelli lander seems to have disappeared.
Rocks on Mars are surprisingly similar to those on Earth.
Food poisoning or allergies – which to go for.
There's now strong evidence that Europa might be a worthwhile place to search for life.
Just like humans, corals live with myriad microscopic organisms. We are just starting to understand this unseen world.
Microbial-based solutions are perhaps the best-kept secret in agricultural innovation.
The advent of electron microscopy and nanobiology has moved our appreciation of the living world to unprecedentedly small scales – with entirely new benefits and potential pitfalls to consider.
You gotta have guts to succeed at Rio 2016 – and very healthy ones, at that.