1,000 Microbe Species Have Been Discovered in Tibetan Glaciers

In 'extreme environmental conditions' scientists have discovered 968 species featuring a hugely diverse range of microbes. Excitingly, 82 % of the genomes were novel species.

New class of antibiotics discovered

International scientists have discovered a new class of compounds that uniquely combine direct antibiotic killing of pan drug-resistant bacterial pathogens with a simultaneous rapid immune response.

Bacteria with bizarre metabolism has been found

Acetobacterium woodii is a new bacteria that is able to live in both hydrogen rich and hydrogen absent environments. This allow it to live in a variety of extreme environments, like the ocean floor or maybe another planet.

AI discovers antibiotic that kills even highly resistant bacteria

MIT scientists have revealed that their AI discovered an antibiotic compound, halicin, that can not only kill many forms of resistant bacteria but do so in a novel way. 

Bacteriophages may help to fight antibiotic resistance

Latest studies showed that bacteria-infecting viruses called bacteriophages, or simply phages, could kill different strains of the bacterium E. coli by making mutations in a viral protein that bound to host cells. 

Scientists bioengineer a cellular speedometer

An all-Princeton research team has identified bacteria that can detect the speed of flowing fluids.

Evidence of Arsenic-Breathing Microbial Life Found in Pacific Ocean

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.

New bacteria halts growth of superbugs

Researchers analyzing soil from Ireland have discovered that it contains a previously unknown strain of bacteria which is effective against four of the top six superbugs that are resistant to antibiotics.

Gut microbiome differs among ethnicities

Changing the gut microbiome to beat illness really does hold great potential, but first scientists must answer what constitutes a healthy gut microbiome and in whom.

8,000 new antibiotic combinations are surprisingly effective

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.

Dietary elements could eliminate the need for antibiotics

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.

Researchers identify new class of antibiotics with potential to fight 'superbugs'

The research led to the identification of two synthetic retinoids, both of which demonstrated the ability to kill MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to several antibiotics.

Researchers propose new term for the role of microbiota

University of Louisville neurology professor Robert P. Friedland have proposed a new term "mapranosis" to describe an interaction between gut microbiota and the brain.

3-D-printed minifactories

Researchers have developed a biocompatible ink for 3-D printing using living bacteria.

Earth Microbiome Project Seeks to Map Planet’s Microbial Diversity

A new study outlines the “crazy idea” that led to a project described by one scientist as the “Google database for microbes.”