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.
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.
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.
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.
University of Louisville neurology professor Robert P. Friedland have proposed a new term "mapranosis" to describe an interaction between gut microbiota and the brain.
A new study outlines the “crazy idea” that led to a project described by one scientist as the “Google database for microbes.”
Human travel and shipping is transporting trillions of bacteria around the globe with unexpected effects.
A great deal of mystery DNA has been found in the human gut.
A new research reveals that a lake beneath the West Antarctic ice sheet contains large amounts of methane and describes how methane-eating microbes may keep the climate-warming gas from entering the atmosphere.
The new discovery shows promise in helping to treat the millions infected each year with antibiotic-resistant superbugs.