A new rapid blood test could 'cut antibiotic use'

Posted in Medicine on 20th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

A new blood test can help doctors tease out whether an infection is caused by a virus or bacteria within two hours, research in Plos One suggests.

Ted 2015: Bacteria programmed to find tumours

Posted in Medicine on 18th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

Bacteria programmed to spot tumors in the liver have been shown off at the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference in Vancouver.

To keep dangerous bacteria off medical devices, coat them with this liquid

Posted in Medicine on 14th Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

A liquid so slippery that bacteria just slide off it, preventing the formation of dangerous biofilms.

By not evolving, deep sea microbes may prove Darwin right

Posted in Science on 4th Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

'If evolution is a product of changes in the physical and biological environment, and there are no changes, then there will be no evolution.'

Probiotic treats diabetes in rats, could lead to human remedy

Posted in Science on 30th Jan, 2015
by Alex Muller

Lowers glucose levels by 30 percent; could be delivered as pill instead of injections.