Just like humans, corals live with myriad microscopic organisms. We are just starting to understand this unseen world.
How slow diagnosis of bacterial infections is exacerbating our antibiotics problem.
What started with a study of diseases transmitted by mosquitos, could end with a new way of treating cancer.
Bacteria can produce their own 'buildings' so scientists are genetically engineering them to build ours.
Need a tiny amount of energy? These microorganisms can help.
Scientists are working on a new method to cure cancer and have shown they can genetically program certain bacteria to invade the tumour cells of cancerous mice.
New research shows how adding memory to bacterial circuits could help us harness their computing power.
Genetic analysis shows that marine bacteria broke down much of the oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. These findings could lead to more effective cleanups after future spills.
Doctors know that inappropriate prescribing can lead to antibiotic resistance. So why do they keep doing it?
Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria change in a way that prevents the antibiotic from working in its normal manner. There are several ways in which this can happen.
The bacteria in your gut aren't always friendly. Luckily, there are a number of ways to beat the bugs associated with bowel cancer.
The vast majority of the bacteria that surround us are not free-floating but prefer to band together in cooperative communities called biofilms. How do biofilms form and cooperate?
African scientists have developed and patented a test for TB that overcomes two major challenges with current methods: it delivers quick results and is much cheaper.
Humans have a deep history of viral infections, the evidence for which dates back to ancient DNA from Egyptian mummies.
Many of us shirk at the thought of bacteria or fungus in our food, but without them, we wouldn't have many of our favourite foods.
The debate about Lyme disease and its presence in Australia has occupied media headlines and the minds of scientists and health professionals for over three decades.
The virus that could cure antibiotic resistant infections.
Many of us spend our working lives in offices - but few of us are familiar with the other life forms that share our desks.
How microbes are the key ingredients when it comes to concocting a gourmet menu.
When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, how you dry your hands can be just as important as how you wash them.