The dirty dozen: UN issues list of 12 most worrying bacteria

The World Health Organization has issued a list of the top dozen bacteria most dangerous to humans, warning that doctors are fast running out of treatment options.

NASA is sending a 'superbug' to the International Space Station

Sending an antibiotic-resistant superbug to a zero-gravity environment like the International Space Station will help NASA better understand how superbugs mutate to become resistant to available antibiotics.

Travelers who take antibiotics transport the most drug-resistant of superbugs.

Finnish researchers confirmed that those traveling to exotic locations often bring home drug-resistant bacteria in their intestines. But the people who took antibiotics while exploring those locales came back with the most extensively drug-resistant cargo.

US woman dies of infection resistant to all 26 available antibiotics

A US woman has died from an infection that was resistant to all 26 available antibiotics, health officials said this week, raising new concerns about the rise of dangerous superbugs.

Student discovers a way to destroy superbug bacteria without antibiotics

A college student has developed a defense against antibiotic-resistant bacteria that literally rips them to shreds.

Evolution: The Movie, courtesy of a really big Petri dish

New technique lets researchers visibly trace evolving lineages of bacteria.

Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs Could Kill 10 Million People a Year By 2050

An 18-month review into antimicrobial resistance warns that superbugs will kill upwards of 10 million people a year by 2050, a frightening prospect that's being described as "the antibiotic apocalypse"