Wolbachia has combination of genes, which includes DNA from black widow spider.
Dangerous varieties of fungus are responsible for some 1.5 million deaths a year, killing more people than TB or malaria. Yet there are no vaccines to protect people against fungal infections.
Scientists at the University of Texas have tried out a promising "virus wars" system, which uses therapeutic "good" viruses to halt the spread of lethal virus infections.
Staph is a "super bug" that, before now, couldn't be stopped. It includes Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other forms.
Antibiotic resistance is a phenomenon that's sweeping the globe, worrying scientists that a "post-antibiotic era" is in our future. Now, the World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed its plan to combat such an outcome using DNA.
Maternal obesity may harm babies' immune system at the time of their birth, according to a new study.
Passive exposure to bleach at home is linked to higher rates of childhood respiratory and other infections, according to a new study.