bacteria

First new antibiotic in 30 years discovered in major breakthrough

Posted in Science on 8th Jan, 2015
by Alex Muller

The discovery of Teixobactin could pave the way for a new generation of antibiotics because of the way it was discovered.

4 ways spacefaring microbes could mess with the solar system

Posted in Science on 31st Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

When scientists launch a spacecraft into space, they are also sending thousands of bacteria along with it.

Gut Feeling? Probiotics May Ease Anxiety and Depression

Posted in Medicine on 29th Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

Microbes living in the human gut not only affect people's physical health, they may also influence mental health, according to a growing body of research.

Superbugs to kill 'more than cancer' by 2050

Posted in Medicine on 11th Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

Drug resistant infections will kill an extra 10 million people a year worldwide, more than currently die from cancer, by 2050 unless action is taken, a study says.

Gutbrain link grabs the attention of neuroscientists

Posted in Medicine on 13th Nov, 2014
by Alex Muller

Idea that intestinal bacteria affect mental health gains ground.