Researchers working off the coast of Mexico have discovered evidence of arsenic-breathing life in oxygen-starved waters. These resilient microbes could also be a sign of things to come under the influence of climate change.
North America, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand generally have the lowest levels of antimicrobial resistance, while Asia, Africa and South America have the highest levels.
Researchers traveled to Yellowstone National Park to find heat-loving bacteria that "breathe" electricity through the solid carbon surface of the electrodes.
Australian study has created the most comprehensive collection of human intestinal bacteria to date. This will help researchers worldwide to investigate how our microbiome keeps us healthy, and its role in disease.
A mushroom has been turned into a renewable energy generator using 3D printed materials and bacteria. The initial results are promising for further development as a source of renewable energy.
Such a Noah's Ark of beneficial germs would be gathered from human populations whose microbiomes are uncompromised by antibiotics, processed diets and other ill effects of modern society.
A team of US biologists has discovered thousands of four- and five-drug combinations of antibiotics that are more effective at killing harmful bacteria than the prevailing views suggested.
US researchers report that dietary iron supplements help to survive a normally lethal bacterial infection and resulted in later generations of those bacteria being less virulent.
Canadian researchers have created a bacteria-powered solar cell that works as efficiently in dim light as in bright light.
Scientists fed fruit flies with a combination of probiotics and an herbal supplement called Triphala that was able to prolong the flies' longevity by 60 % and protect them against chronic diseases associated with aging.
Scientists believe that the enzyme could be a miraculous solution to the million tons of plastic currently polluting the planet.