We have trillions of microbes in our gut – and each do something different for our body.
Watch Lotti Tajouri explain how mobile phones are vectors for bacteria and viruses, why this is a problem in our hospitals, and how you can sanitise your phone to help stop the spread of disease.
When conditions are just right in some parts of the Indian Ocean, a type of bacteria will multiply and start to glow. Satellites are helping scientists study these milky seas for the first time.
How do organisms survive extreme conditions – and how can their adaptations help us develop better technology?
Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health threats in the world. New research, however, may have found a way to keep up with rapidly evolving bacteria.
Three pioneering technologies have forever altered how researchers do their work and promise to revolutionize medicine, from correcting genetic disorders to treating degenerative brain diseases.
We can fine-tune bacteria using algorithms to help them produce the things we need, from antibiotics to methane.
You’ll probably want to wash your sheets after reading this.
A fear of microbes, like germs, could be harming human health.
The presence of multi drug-resistant bacteria in goats and sheep in southwest Nigeria may be due to regular use of antibiotics and unhygienic practices by farmers.
You could say there are a ‘crapload’ of viruses in the human gut. Luckily, most of these do not attack our cells, but instead feed on bacteria.
Solutions to some of the globe’s most daunting environmental challenges may be closer than you think. Scientists are harnessing nature to clean up toxic chemicals and mining waste.
With an average shelf life of nine years, the coming tsunami of waste EV batteries needs action now.
Invisible to the eye, the microbial life in the air around us can vary depending on our environment.
Observing the progression of an infection in real-time allows us to better understand how antibiotic resistance develops.
Scientists are starting to use genetic information from bacteria to measure the health of vast areas of the ocean.
A genetic trick called an integron plays an important role in helping bacteria do this.
Van Leeuwenhoek, who discovered bacteria, is one of the most important figures in the history of medicine, laying the groundwork for today’s understanding of infectious disease.
Sauerkraut, sourdough, beer…and chocolate? They’re all fermented foods that rely on microbes of various types to transform the flavor of their raw ingredients into something totally different.
COVID-19 prevention measures are at odds with guidelines for healthy development of children’s immune systems. The result may be a cluster of youth with more allergies, asthma and autoimmune disease.