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 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.
Scientists are reporting that gut bacteria can influence our moods, identifying a “depression microbe” that feeds on brain chemicals.
With the addition of single-celled organisms, microscopic bacteria, and archaea, new estimates place the number of living species well over the 5.6 million identified databases.
For a change, researches examined beach sand instead of beach water and found a surprising amount of pathogens that endanger beach goers. Here's what regulartors should be doing in light of these findings.
Researchers have discovered tiny organisms make their home in oil, and they are an essential part of the reason that oil degrades over time.