Penicillin originally came from a fungus, and with thousands of fungi to explore, Aotearoa New Zealand has a potential treasure trove of bacteria-killing compounds.
A surprising number of people are catching pneumonia or urinary tract infections in hospital, a new Australian study shows for the first time.
Antibiotic resistance is common in bacteria where there’s a large human population and poor sanitation. For the first time however, it’s been found in the remote Arctic.
In the battle against superbugs, you’d be amazed where we might find the cures of the future.
Without insects the food chain would diminish and we would have very little fruit and vegetables to eat.
Superbugs are back in the news – and everybody loves a good germ panic story.
New research shows the best way to treat hospital infections caused by C. difficile may be with more of the bacteria.
Which of the following conditions would you prefer to have during your next stay in hospital? A. Staphylococcus aureus (Golden Staph) bloodstream infection; or B. a heart attack?
Antibiotic-resistant superbugs in pets is a global health concern. The good news is a national survey reveals the bug is…
Researchers have developed a new understanding of how bacteria intrude into implanted medical devices. The bacteria cells…