Studies on stromatolites could offer clues on possible life-friendly bacterial structures in other planets.
Scientists engineered a new weapon against cancer: bacteria that will self-destruct once activated, killing cancer cells.
Researchers have uncovered two cases of U.S. patients with bacteria carrying the antibiotic-resistance mcr-1 gene. This is giving rise to fears of "superbugs" that even the developed world will find almost impossible to combat.
Scientists are reporting that gut bacteria can influence our moods, identifying a “depression microbe” that feeds on brain chemicals.
A variety of Nature Made vitamins are being recalled due to possible salmonella or Staphylococcus aureus contamination.
Living in too clean modern space might not be as healthy as its sounds. According to a new study, people who are not exposed to worms, especially in developed countries, tends to develop oversensitive, gut-based immune system vulnerable to inflammatory diseases.
The good news is that scientists have discovered a kind of bacteria that breaks down PET. According to the report published in journal Sciences, scientists described this bacteria as able to break down the molecular bonds of polyethylene terephthalate, also known as polyester.
Pierce's disease has been wreaking havoc on Californian grapevines since the 1890s. But researchers have identified an enzyme that helps explain the disease's extensive damage and could lead to bettter protection of the vines.
Some pollinating leafhoppers may be transmitting deadly bacteria to flowering plants. When infected, the plants are unable to blossom and sexual reproduction is prevented turning them into the living dead.
Halloween is nearly upon us, and that means spooky costumes, trick-or-treating, and caramel apples! However, it's not just unwrapped candy that vigilant parents should look out for. According to new research, Listeria monocytogenes can grow on candy-coated apples.
Bacteria found on some frogs' skin naturally protects the amphibian from a deadly skin disease that is already affecting 500 species of amphibians worldwide.
Microbiologists recently discovered a way to combat worldwide ocean dead zones that are attributed to nitrogen-based fertilizers. Naturally occurring bacteria called rhizobia could replace nitrogen in fertilizer once more is learned about one of its genes called HrrP. Reduced nitrogen runoff would translate into fewer ocean dead zones.
According to new Stanford findings, in the San Francisco area there are even more ticks infected with a bacteria that produces Lyme disease-like symptoms than in the East Coast.
Harvard researchers examined how downstream effects of flooding for hydroelectric development would affect local communities in this area. They found that increased toxins could devastate food supplies.