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Exciting insight into role gut bacteria play in obesity-related depression and anxiety

A compelling new study from researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center has shed more light on the mysterious connection between our diet, gut bacteria and …

Microbiology

Using microbes to track down criminals

Solving crimes by analyzing fingerprints or DNA is now standard practice. A new study, however, tests the feasibility of tracing a criminal using the …

Medical Research

Wenn Bakterien zertrümmert werden

In Regensburg arbeitet eine kleine Firma an einer wirksamen Alternative zu Antibiotika - denn immer mehr Keime werden resistent. Doch der Weg zum …

Wissenschaft

Poop Is the Last Frontier of the Human Body

The American Gut Project is collecting data from around the world on what makes up our gut. The truth is, unexpectedly, not so straightforward.<p>Last …

Microbiology

Poop Transplants Can Treat Severe Cases of Diarrhea, Say Scientists

But some say the research is full of crap.<p>It may be hard to consider poop having healing benefits to the human body, but a new study found that fecal …

Medicine

Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day

Tags<p>Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day<p>Scientists have surmised there is a stream of viruses circling the planet, above …

Biology

Common cold cure on horizon after new drug successfully kills multiple strains of the virus

A cure for the common cold is in prospect after British scientists successfully tested a new drug molecule capable of killing multiple strains of the disease.<p>Until now it has been nearly impossible to vaccinate against cold virus because the condition is made of up a large family of different …

Medicine

The Next Deadly Pandemic Could Be Unlike Any Threats We Know, Say Experts

We've been looking in the wrong place.<p>We don't know its name. We don't know where it will begin, nor when it will end. But we know it's almost …

These Bacteria Can Help Fight Antibiotic Resistance

IRA FLATOW: This is Science Friday. I’m Ira Flatow. 10 years ago, Dr. Gautam Dantas had one of those moments you hear about in science, a …

Robert Koch-Institut @rki_de

Potential Transfer of Clostridium difficile From Dog, Cat to Household Owners

Denise Rabold, doctoral student<p>Despite the low risk for <i>Clostridium difficile</i> (<i>C. difficile</i>) passing between a cat or dog and their owner, the risk …

E. coli's internal bomb may provide novel target for treatment strategy

Bacteria's internal bomb, the so-called toxin-antitoxin (TA) system that is part of the normal bacterial makeup, may be triggered to make bacteria …

Viruses can evolve in parallel in related species

Viruses are more likely to evolve in similar ways in related species—raising the risk that they will "jump" from one species to another, new research …

How bacteria are changing your mood

<b>If anything makes us human it's our minds, thoughts and emotions.</b><p>And yet a controversial new concept is emerging that claims gut bacteria are an invisible hand altering our brains.<p>Science is piecing together how the trillions of microbes that live on and in all of us - our microbiome - affect our …

Microbiology

This Hospital Bed May Kill You

Danger lurks for hospital patients in a place they’d least expect it — the bed. Hospitals claim to disinfect beds in between patients. Don’t believe …

20,000 Microbes Under the Sea

Nearly a third of all the life on this planet consists of microbes living without oxygen under the seafloor. If even a small proportion of the …

Biofilme: Wirkstoff gegen Schläfer-Bakterien

Scheintote Bakterien, die für Antibiotika unempfänglich sind, machen Biofilme so schwer zu bekämpfen. Ein neuer Wirkstoff zielt nun auf diese …

Ways to step up the fight against global antimicrobial resistance

With drug-resistant infections now causing the deaths of half a million people a year, access to clean water and decent sanitation has never been more vital in the race to prevent a global antimicrobial resistance catastrophe. As Dame Sally Davies poignantly highlighted in your report (Experts …

Microbiology

Mikrobiom: Viele Medikamente greifen Darmbakterien an

Etwa ein Viertel aller Medikamente stört das Wachstum von Darmbakterien. Darauf weisen Versuche mit mehr als 1000 zugelassenen Pharmazeutika hin, die …

Wissenschaft

Lethal superbug outbreaks hit patients in crisis-hit hospitals

Patients are falling victim to outbreaks of deadly superbugs in dangerously overcrowded hospitals.<p>The risk of picking up the potentially lethal …

Public Health

How about this disease-infested rat weather we're having?

It's a beautiful day for bacteria.<p>The rats and mice that populate our sewers, barns, dumps, and alleys carry all kinds of microbes that can sicken people. Our rodent neighbors have been implicated in outbreaks of infections ranging from plague to hantavirus.<p>It turns out that the environment a rat …

Environmental Health

Epidemien in Südafrika: Tödliches Wurstbrot

Tödliches Wurstbrot<p>An der Infektionskrankheit Listeriose sind 183 Menschen gestorben. Eine Firma, in der die Bakterien aufgetaucht sind, lehnt die …

Wissenschaft

Beware 'Disease X': the mystery killer keeping scientists awake at night

Over two days in early February, the World Health Organisation (WHO) convened an expert committee at its Geneva headquarters to consider the unthinkable.<p>The goal was to identify pathogens with the potential to spread and kill millions but for which there are currently no, or insufficient, …

Disease

Autoimmunkrankheiten: Darmwand-Defekt als Ursache von Autoimmunität?

Bestimmte Autoimmunkrankheiten könnten vielleicht durch eigentlich harmlose, körpereigene Bakterien ausgelöst werden – wenn diese eine löchrige …

Gesundheit

Das Virus, das die Welt veränderte

Vor 100 Jahren tötete die Spanische Grippe mehr als 50 Millionen Menschen – mit Auswirkungen bis auf die heutige US-Präsidentschaft. Wäre so ein …

Atacama-Wüste: Forscher finden Hinweise für Leben auf dem Mars

Sie gilt als einer der tödlichsten Orte der Welt: Die Atacama-Wüste in Chile. Die Umweltbedingungen gleichen denen auf dem Mars. Genau deswegen lässt …

Verkeimt durch die Nacht

Ebola oder Marburg-Viren: Kein Tier verteilt mehr fiese, für Menschen gefährliche Erreger als die Fledermaus. Nur, warum überleben die Tiere selbst …

Global Virome Project is hunting for more than 1 million unknown viruses

To play good defense against the next viral pandemic, it helps to know the other team’s offense. But the 263 known viruses that circulate in humans …

New York City

Da lebt was in Ihnen!

Bakterien, Viren und Pilze – unseren Körper teilen wir uns mit 38 Billionen Mitbewohnern. Eklig? Nein. Überlebenswichtig. Lernen Sie Ihr Mikrobiom …

Wir sind von Milliarden Phagen besiedelt

Auf Bakterien spezialisierte Viren wandern aus dem Darm in alle Regionen unseres Körpers