A low diversity of gut bacteria may help explain heart attacks in young people, women and certain ethnic groups.
The "sniff test" doesn't work every time, and other food safety tips.
A chemist explains how some molecules in human breast milk help fight infection. Understanding their properties could lead to better infant formulas that share the health advantages of breastfeeding.
In this clinical trial, the first of its kind, physicians explore whether directly applying a 'good' strain of bacteria to the skin can heal eczema
Synthetic biology allows us to engineer biological cells. This could help us tackle cancer in remarkable ways.
E. coli bacteria are the frequent culprits behind outbreaks of food-borne illnesses. But not all strains are harmful; some are even helpful.
New research has found a way to speed up enzymes that break down the PET plastic in bottles.
The Victorian community is seeing a worsening epidemic of flesh-eating bacteria that causes Buruli ulcer. But how can we prevent this disease if we don't know where it comes from and how it spreads?
The only way to prevent a stye is to keep your eyelids clean and free of grime that can block your glands.
Two people have died after eating rockmelon contaminated with listeria. A total of ten cases have been confirmed in NSW, Queensland and Victoria between Jan 17 and Feb 9, and more are expected.
As the death count in South Africa’s listeriosis outbreak rises, Canadian researchers are isolating bacteria from the microbiome of exotic foods to try to develop a solution.
Ants produce their own antimicrobial chemicals to fight bacteria.
Toxic shock syndrome is the body's response to toxins produced when bacteria that lives in and on us grows to dangerous levels.
A new study raises concerns about raw meat based dog food, but not for the reasons you think.
The risk of bacterial or fungal infection from potting mix is very low. Wearing gloves and washing your hands will keep it even lower.
Despite new findings, the deaths can't be blamed on enteric fever alone.
Researchers are using epigenetics to find ways to 'turn off' bacteria's ability to cause infections.
Lynn Margulis (1938-2011) was a courageous scholar whose remarkable work on the role of symbiosis in evolution stands as a magisterial contribution of science.
Bacteria don't just mutate to beat antibiotics, they also make changes on the fly.
Natural disasters expose people to toxic gases, bacterial illness and other serious dangers. How can people maximize their safety as they return home?