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.
The paws of assistance dogs are cleaner than the soles of their users' shoes.
As the world has focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, other microbial foes are waging war on humans. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria pose a growing threat. But viruses may defeat them.
Whether or not you respond to a certain medicine or therapy doesn't just depend on you. The microbes in your gut play a role in the success or failure of various drugs, including cancer therapies.
There are more viruses in the ocean than stars in the Milky Way – and they're fundamental to Earth's biodiversity.
While the whole world is obsessed by the COVID-19 pandemic, another equally deadly threat is going unnoticed: antibiotic resistance.
The microbes in your gut influence how your immune system reacts to bacteria and viruses. A severe immune reaction is deadly; a small one lets the virus win. The right balance may depend on your diet.
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.
Estimating the cost of antibiotic resistance to economies and health-care systems is fraught with difficulty, but new research says Australia will be hit harder than we think.
Nutrients and energy contained within dead animals are repurposed and repackaged into living, breathing insects.
When water stagnates in pipes, harmful metals and bacteria can accumulate and make people sick. Buildings that were shut down for weeks during the pandemic may be at risk.
Don't think you're alone when working from home - the typical office desk has more than 10 million bacteria. Here's how to stop your WFH setup leaving you needing sick leave.
Bacteria can become more deadly and antibiotic-resilient in space. And while more research is needed to figure out how severe the risks are, they could be catastrophic.
The atmosphere has a microbiome of bacteria, viruses and fungi that travel around the world on highways in the sky.