Researchers have determined that exercise does more than just keep your muscles strong and heart healthy. According to a new study, regular exercise also boosts the diversity of bacteria found in the gut, an important factor that contributes to overall well-being.
University of Florida (UF) researchers are cautiously optimistic after reportedly discovering the chemical cure to the toxic citrus greening disease that is devastating Florida's $9 billion citrus crop.
Already highly dangerous bacteria called carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) have learned to "cloak" themselves with genetic material, effectively hiding from the body's natural defenses. Experts are calling these new types of CRE "phantom bacteria" and have already found a multitude of them in the Middle East.
Researchers have recently made an unusual discovery, in that four species - all at different levels in the food chain - use the same single odor to communicate with and ruthlessly exploit each other.
How successfully a wound heals may be influenced by the presence of specific types of microbes in the wound, even if these microbes are not prevalent enough to be infectious, a new study suggests.
Ironically, one upside to the recent California drought is that it has resulted in cleaner and healthier water for beachgoers, a new report says.
Soil bacteria are extremely resistant to antimicrobials in more ways than scientists can count. Yet, for some reason, these bacteria have refused to share these defensive traits with other more dangerous bacteria, or even one another. Scientists claim that understanding why this occurs may be an important step in understanding how to prevent the world's next "superbug" from ever evolving.
Minnesota will be the first US state to ban triclosan, an ingredient commonly found in soaps, toothpaste, and deodorants that some researchers have linked to health and environmental problems, including the increased prevalence of drug resistant bacteria.
Scientists have enlisted border collies to patrol our beaches and chase off seagulls infesting our waters with harmful E. coli bacteria.
Four to five glasses of wine in two hours - the minimum for "binge drinking" - may help dying gut bacteria leak into your bloodstream, where they can cause unpredictable damage to your health, a new study suggests.
You may have heard it before. The idea that urine is sterile is often treated like common knowledge. However, new analysis of "healthy" urine samples show that they too contain a number of bacteria, some of which could prove harmful.
Cases of syphilis in the United States are again on the rise, according to a recent federal report. The rise in cases of the sexual transmitted disease is seen almost entirely among men, who currently make up 91 percent of all U.S. cases.
Scientists created functional genetic information that contributes two additional letters to the natural four-letter genetic alphabet. Not only has this altered genetic information been accepted by organisms in labs, it has also been copied and carried over in natural cell reproduction.
US dollar bills from New York City house over 3,000 bacteria, some found on human hands, mouths, and even vaginas, ABC News reported.