Researchers have identified a potential biological connection between gut microbiome and Parkinson's disease, suggesting that the incurable neurodegenerative disease may have originated in the gut and not only in the brain as had been previously thought.
A bacteria fossil, which dates back to almost 2.5 billion years, has been discovered in one rock formation in Gamohaan, South Africa. Scientists are impressed as it is not like many of the bacteria and microorganisms found on Earth which thrive on the presence of oxygen, a proof that it is a microorganism that existed prior the "Great Oxidation Event" in which massive amounts of oxygen dissolved into the atmosphere.
A safe, inexpensive, and highly efficient way to speed up and improve the search of new germicides – this is what a team of scientists from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, in collaboration with their colleagues from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology and Gause Institute of New Antibiotics, have developed.
A team of researchers from the University of Cincinnati has discovered proof that early life forms that lived on Earth thrived even without oxygen billions of years ago.
Researchers from the Rockefeller University have discovered genetic traces of bacteria capable of making compounds that can be used in making medicine in soil samples dug up in the parks of New York City.
Too much rain when paired with prolonged high levels of humidity could promote the development of diseases in plants.
The Alabama Department of Public Health blames the chicken served at a wedding last November 12 for the recent outbreak of salmonella that sickened nearly 100 in Colbert County.
Juices released from precut leaves of lettuce, spinach and other leafy vegetables can encourage the growth of Salmonella pathogen growth by 2,400-fold
A new study revealed that air pollution could provide a possible means of transportation for the genes that make bacteria resistant to existing drugs.
Billionaire Bill Gates decided to join hands with Firmenich, the world's largest privately owned fragrance and flavor company, to build a perfume that kills the nasty smell of feces.
Researchers at The Rockefeller University have identified two new promising antibiotics produced by bacteria residing inside the human body.
To assist in the rebuilding of the arsenal that can combat infectious disease, scientists are now taking the help of naturally occurring proteins, referred to as antimicrobial peptides. Researchers at MIT, the University of British Columbia and the University of Brasilia have built an antimicrobial peptide that has the potential to destroy different variants of bacteria including those that offer tough resistance to a majority of antibiotics.
Nearly 50 percent of the recorded 1.7 million cases of hospital-acquired infections in the U.S. are caused by biofouling or the contamination of medical devices and materials that cause infection. To resolve these, a coating called SLIPS was developed to reduce adhesion of bacteria and literally makes them slip off.
About 2 million people get sick from a superbug and about 23,000 die, making superbug a worldwide health issue that is prompting immediate action.