bacteria

Brain disease leads to new understanding of bacterial behavior

Posted in Science on 9th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

The finding could explain how infectious bacteria make their way to the brain and spinal cord.

Cheap blood test can discriminate between bacterial, viral infections, study finds

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

The overuse of antibiotics threatens to create a global scourge of antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens.

Cravings for high-calorie foods may be switched off in the brain by a supplement

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

A supplement, based on a molecule produced by gut bacteria, reduces cravings for high-calorie foods, a new study suggests.

Bacteria in the gut have been spotted eating brain chemicals for the first time

Posted in Science on 2nd Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

It up could help explain why the gut microbiome seems to affect mood.

How cold-loving bacteria can create their own ice

Posted in Science on 25th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

P. syringae plays an important role in biology and atmospheric science, because it can form ice at temperatures above freezing.