Microbiology

Scientists created a synthetic molecule, and it could end antibiotic resistance

Transfer Prevention<p>Antibiotic resistance in bacteria, which includes both common bugs and so-called superbugs, is a serious and globally recognized …

Biology

New technique stops bacteria teaching each other how to become antibiotic resistant

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are poised to become one of the most urgent global health issues in the next few decades, if we don't do anything about …

Science

Amazing Photos Reveal The Invisible Microbial Universe All Around Us

A new book offers a visual celebration microbes, which have shaped life on Earth for eons–and make our own lives possible.<p>The Universe is a fascinating place no matter where you look, from our solar system right down to apple pies. <i>Life at the Edge of Sight,</i> a new book that explores the beauty of …

Skip The Cookie Dough: E. Coli Shiga Toxin-Producing Bacteria Linked To Raw Flour

Next time someone offers you a chance to sample some freshly prepared cookie dough or cake batter, and lick the bottom of the bowl, just say no.<p>While raw eggs in the batter or dough have traditionally been a concern for their ability to transmit salmonella, the new concern is another key …

E.coli

UTA detects pathogenic bacteria in Texas groundwater near natural gas extraction sites

Three new research studies from the University of Texas at Arlington have found harmful pathogenic bacteria in Texas groundwater near unconventional …

Biology

Does a sea of viruses inside our body help keep us healthy?

A century after they were discovered killing bacteria in the feces of World War I soldiers, the viruses known as bacteriophages, or simply phages, …

Biology

The superbugs of Hyderabad

Deep inside the Kazipally industrial area of Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana, is an open well, about 20 feet across. Into it empties a thin …

Water

Avoiding Antimicrobial Resistance in Hospitalized Horses

Antimicrobial-resistant infections were most common in horses coming out of surgery and that have had previous treatments with …

Horses

Lab-grown synthetic nanobots may officially end antibiotic resistance

Down With Resistance<p>Antibiotic resistance is a serious problem facing humanity. Bacterial infections, once treatable with a simple dose of …

Biology

The Drugs Don't Work: Antibiotic Resistance And The End Of Modern Medicine

Antibiotics have arguably been the single most important discovery of modern medicine and their invention has saved millions of lives.<p>But, to …

Medicine

Rise of the Superbugs: Scientists fight them on the beaches - Cornwall Live

Two Westcountry scientists are at the forefront of the fight against the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria – one of the greatest threats facing …

To save a life, doctors turn to bacteria-killing viruses

With more than 20 years of research into HIV/AIDS prevention under his belt, Tom Patterson, PhD, knows well the damage that viruses can inflict. The …

Medicine

The Scary Reason You Definitely Don’t Want Antibiotics In Your Food

PeterHermesFurian/getty<p>In 1950, a group of scientists made a new discovery that would change the way we produced and sold meat in this country forever: subtherapeutic doses of antibiotics were found to not only keep animals safe from infectious diseases but also to increase their growth rate, thus …

Agriculture

How do we reduce antibiotic resistance from livestock?

Our World in Data presents the empirical evidence on global development in entries dedicated to specific topics.<br>This blog post draws on data and …

Agriculture

Why Do I Have Body Odor?

Why Sweat Stinks and How to Smell Sweeter<p>Everyone gets body odor. Body odor, called <i>bromhidrosis</i>, is a normal part of the human experience. But it's …

Lifestyle

Superbugs: fighting the flood of antimicrobial resistance

<b>Posted on behalf of Andrew Jermy</b><p>Antimicrobial resistance has spread to London this month. The source of the outbreak? The Science Museum: its new …

Science Museums

What Super Mario Bros. Is Teaching MIT About Cities

Meet Luigi, a sewer-trawling robot that could unlock vital information about public health.<p>Mile after mile of sewer pipe exists beneath our cities. This infrastructural network provides critical waste management, and MIT thinks it can do even more: better educate us about public health–through poop.<p>…

Latest European data show increasing antibiotic resistance

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) released the latest annual data on antimicrobial resistance trends in 30 European Union …

Medicine

Your Towels Are Way Dirtier Than You Think

<i>This article originally appeared on Time.com.</i><p>Dirty towels can carry a huge variety of microbes, and they’ve even been linked to spreading infectious …

E.coli

Bacteria sugar-coat their pili to fend off phages | Nature Microbiology Community

A link to the paper is here: http://rdcu.be/yqPd<p>Post-translational modification of proteins with N-linked and O-linked sugars is common and affects …

Biology

Turning to a Discarded Remedy to Defeat Superbugs

As infections become harder to treat because of drug resistance, scientists are once again enlisting help from the oldest enemy of bacteria: viruses. …

Medicine

Bacteria's secret weapons in defeating antibiotics discovered

Bacteria possess even more tools to protect themselves from antibiotics than previously thought, according to our latest research. The ability of …

Biology

Antibiotic resistance in food poisoning bacteria on the rise

About Bara Vaida<p>Bara Vaida (@barav) is AHCJ's core topic leader on infectious diseases. An independent journalist, she has written extensively about …

Public Health

What Is a GMO?

If you've followed the debate about GMOs with any sort of regularity, there's a strong chance you've come across a picture of a tomato stabbed by a …

Agriculture

Presidential Message on Antibiotic Awareness Week, 2017

During Antibiotic Awareness Week, we recognize the often underappreciated threat that resistance to antibiotics poses to our Nation’s health. We …

Medicine

Seeing the Beautiful Intelligence of Microbes

Bacterial biofilms and slime molds are more than crude patches of goo. Detailed time-lapse microscopy reveals how they sense and explore their …

Biology

How a teen is taking on antibiotic resistance

Nineteen-year-old Nina Kathe has just begun freshman classes at the University of Zurich, but she’s already the author of award-winning research into …

European News

Explainer: What is a superbug?

A superbug is usually defined as a microorganism that’s resistant to commonly used antibiotics - but not all superbugs are created equal.<p>The number …

Medicine

IIT Roorkee develops technique to reverse antibiotic resistance

<b>Roorkee</b> A path-breaking technique that will potentially help reverse drug resistance and enable the existing antibiotics to act effectively has been …

Medicine

Herpes and other germs lurking on makeup

A woman in the US is suing a cosmetics store because she claims that she caught herpes from their lipstick tester.<p>In case you're wondering if this is even possible, as a microbiologist, I can tell you that it most certainly is. And it's not just herpes that can lurk in makeup.<p>But let's look at …

Health