From dietary supplements to poop transplants, probiotics are now a multi-billion dollar market.
Antibiotics aren’t a one-size-fits-all treatment – the one you had last time might not work on the infection you have at the moment. So how do doctors determine which one is likely to work?
Bacteriophages are viruses that infect bacteria. But could they be key in solving the antibiotic resistance epidemic?
More evidence that vaping may be harmful to your health.
New research is uncovering that whales have their own distinct microbiomes that may play important roles in animal health. But how do scientists study whale microbiomes?
New research suggests that Earth’s oxygenation didn’t require difficult and complex evolutionary leaps forward.
Your taste for cheese and yoghurt may never have been satisfied were it not for illicit microbial sex.
Is your makeup making you sick?
The presence of antibiotics in the environment poses a threat to global public health, food safety and human existence.
It’s imperative that there’s research into the nature, extent, mobility and consequences of antibiotic resistance.
People caught and died from plague long before it caused major epidemics like the Black Death in the middle ages. Could what scientists call cultural resistance be what kept the disease under control?
Sweaty feet and certain cheeses have something in common that makes them reek – can you guess what it is?
Despite awareness of the importance of hand washing, most people often fail to do it properly.
More people are drinking unpasteurised milk but what does the evidence say?
Enterococcus faecalis can on pass its antibiotic resistant genes.
This breakthrough could be key in fighting antibiotic resistance.
When people get sick, they often suspect bacteria and viruses as the cause. But now the CDC is asking physicians and patients to consider another culprit: fungi.
Fungi live in everyone’s gut – but now a new study reveals that this colonization may begin before birth.
What is the smell of sweat? An artist recreates the pungent body odor as an art installation.
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.