Antibiotic-resistant bacteria is one of the greatest threats to public health. The bacteria are so pervasive, they're spilling over to penguins, sea lions, wallabies and more.
Our gut microbes play a key role in sending and receiving signals that influence the brain.
The effect of a warmer climate on ecosystems and large and small vertebrates is being widely studied. But warmer temperatures seem to alter the microbes that live in and on these animals and plants.
Microbes in the gut aren't just important for digesting your food. In pregnant women, these gut microbes are producing chemicals that are essential for proper brain development of the fetus.
Can a naturally occurring skin microbe help millions who suffer from eczema?
Just as humans can suffer from an imbalance of microbes in their gut, plants can suffer a similar syndrome in their leaves. This finding opens up new possibilities for improving food security.
Rich and diverse microbiomes in our local environment are important for keeping us healthy.
The atmosphere has a microbiome of bacteria, viruses and fungi that travel around the world on highways in the sky.
Finally, an answer to a long-bubbling question: What works best – bar or liquid soap?
The pandemic is still raging. Health, money, work, relationships, environment have changed throughout the world, and perhaps permanently so.
Our oral microbiome is the second most diverse and equally important microbiota in the body.
The disease is more severe in people with obesity, diabetes and hypertension — all conditions linked to changes in the gut microbiome.
Current research suggests that exercise causes a number of positive changes in our gut microbiome.
The study of two hospitals was a first for researching the microbiology of the built environment in South Africa – a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding how to design healthier buildings.
Newborn babies can pick up GBS from their mother's vaginal tract during childbirth.
COVID-19 can attack your gastrointestinal tract, and those with symptoms such as diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting may have a worse version of the disease.
We spend 90% of our lives indoors, and every building has its own indoor microbiome. Can we learn to manage them in ways that support helpful microbes and suppress harmful ones?
Humans obtain bacteria through the foods they eat. But how do bees collect bacteria that live in and on them? And where do they pick up these microbes?
The science behind direct-to-consumer gut microbe testing is in its infancy. Here's what you need to know if you've been tempted to get your microbiome analysed.
Many people with autism experience gastrointestinal problems. Understanding the role and function of the gut in autism could one day allow us to improve quality of life for people with autism.