Microbiology

New CRISPR Pill Could Soon Become an Alternative to Traditional Antibiotics

A bacterium like *<b>Clostridium difficile</b> is causing fatalities in U.S. hospitals and nursing homes and is becoming a real concern as antibiotic …

Genetics

These gut microbes may protect babies from infections

Gut bacteria could influence whether or not babies survive infections of the digestive system, new research with mice suggests.

Health

Woman Diagnosed With Lyme Disease After Being Bitten By Insect At Family Barbeque

'It was like someone was squeezing my brain.'<p>A mum has been left almost bedbound after she was bitten by an insect at a family barbeque.<p>Simtee Few, 32, from Harlow, Essex, was bitten by a tick - a small blood-sucking insect resembling a spider - as she relaxed in the garden with her family and her …

Medicine

Could Superbugs Wipe Us Out?

A 2014 study predicted that superbugs - bacteria that have developed a resistance to multiple antibiotics - could kill 10 million people a year by …

Health

Engineering foe into friend

“We can, through engineering, convert this organism’s parasitic lifestyle into a more symbiotic relationship,” Jacquin Niles says about the malaria …

Genetics

Frog Slime Slaughters Flu

Scientists have discovered what me be one of the next great tools for fighting the yearly flu — frog slime. A new paper published in the journal …

Geek

'Untreatable' superbug infections on the rise

CPE, or carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae, has proved immune to even the most powerful antibiotics, including the so-called last-line …

Public Health

Before the Outbreak: How to Prepare for A Record Tick Infestation

If you live in the Northeast or will be visiting there this year, take extra caution: Scientists are predicting an especially risky year for Lyme …

Climate

Wearing shoes inside the house could harm your health, study shows

It allows dangerous bacteria to spread<p>Do you ask people to remove their shoes before coming into your home? Well, you might be onto something. A new …

Health

Stowaway Bacteria Could Be Even More Contagious in Space Than We Thought

We need to protect the Universe from ourselves.<p>As if space exploration weren't already hard enough, one of the critical jobs NASA and other space …

Biology

Chlamydia vaccine for koalas slows spread of deadly disease

A single-jab vaccine could halt the chlamydia epidemic wiping out Australia’s koalas. It may even pave the way for a human chlamydia vaccine.<p>In …

Public Health

This Frog's Slime Can Kill Flu Viruses

It sounds like a cheapjack <i>Harry Potter</i> potion, but slime from this colorful little frog could help people fight the flu.<p>A chemical compound in the …

Biology

Pfizer Unveils ATLAS®, An Interactive, User-Friendly Website That Provides Global Antibiotic Resistance Surveillance Data Across 60 Countries

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--<p>Pfizer Inc. today announced the launch of the company’s Antimicrobial Testing Leadership and Surveillance (ATLAS) website, …

Health Care

#CuriousGoat: Will Climate Change Help Ticks And Mosquitoes Spread Disease?

Most creepy, crawly bugs are pretty much harmless when it comes to infectious diseases.<p><b>What Is #CuriousGoat?</b><p>#CuriousGoat is a monthly series from Goats and Soda that asks our audience to share a question on a special topic about global health and development.<p>In March, we asked: What do you want to …

Viruses

Atomic-level motion may drive bacteria's ability to evade immune system defenses

A study has found evidence that extremely small changes in how atoms move in bacterial proteins can play a big role in how these microorganisms …

Biology

Ministries And Bodies Come Together To Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

The threat of antimicrobial resistance is worrisome for global health. Antimicrobial Resistance or AMR is the ability of microorganisms such as …

Health

Award-winning Project Takes On Threat Of Multidrug-resistant Bacteria

The moment of insight that leads to new drug discoveries and therapies can come from just about anywhere. For Stanford students Christian Choe, Maria …

Stanford University

Manitoba scientists develop 1st new antibiotic in decades

Canadian scientists say they have discovered the first new antibiotic in three decades, and that their research suggests it may be effective at …

Medicine

PGA champion didn’t know he’s been playing with Lyme disease

Jimmy Walker received some unsettling news regarding his health earlier this month prior to The Masters – and still managed to finish inside the top …

Golf

Giant Virus Found in Sewage Blurs the Line Between Life and Non-Life - The Extremo Files

By Jeffrey Marlow | April 20, 2017 12:00 pm<p>An artist’s rendition of the newly discovered Klosneuvirus (Image: NIH / Ella Maru studio)<p>In most biology …

Biology

PGA Championship winner Jimmy Walker reveals he has Lyme disease

The 2017 PGA TOUR season has been largely underwhelming for Jimmy Walker, the winner of the 2016 PGA Championship. On Wednesday, we were offered a …

Golf

Kissing frogs could prevent the flu: study

Kissing a frog may not get you a prince — but it could help ward off the flu.<p>A compound found in the protective slime coating of Indian frogs has …

Flu

The germ of an idea: Using fluorescent bacteria to find landmines

The germ of an ideaUsing fluorescent bacteria to find landmines<p>A new way to clear minefields<p>print-edition iconPrint edition | Science and …

Biology

How a 14th century manuscript could solve our antibiotic crisis

<b>Researchers are poring over an important medieval medical text with 360 recipes, many of which might have successfully fought infection long before</b> …

Ancient History

Bacteriophages, natural drugs to combat superbugs

<b>Phage hunting</b><p>“I have a number of phages in my lab, but none of them killed the antibiotic-resistant <i>E. coli</i> we were working on – the sequence type 131 …

Biology

If a croc bite doesn't get you, infection will

Most people assume if you’re unlucky enough to be bitten by a crocodile, then a severed limb or other severe trauma is all you have to worry about. …

Medicine

Experts Reveal How Often You Should Be Washing Your Pet's Bowl

We love our pets, and like any good pet parent, you want to treat your fur baby to the best things in life. From buying the expensive food they love …

Lifestyle

Study finds amoeba 'grazing,' killing bacteria usually protected by film

Bacteria have developed an uncountable number of chemistries, lifestyles, attacks and defenses through 2.5 billion years of evolution. One of the …

Biology

It's false to believe that antibiotic resistance is only a problem in hospitals – GP surgeries are seeing it too

There are almost weekly alerts of the global threat of antibiotic resistance. They are often abstract and difficult for patients and GPs to relate …

Flu

Ticks: How To Prevent, Spot, And Remove

It’s tick season. Learn more about how to prevent, remove, and identify the risks behind these blood-sucking arachnids.<p><b>The other day I felt a bump</b> …

Flu