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Toothbrush can contain over 10 million bacteria

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 12:57

It might seem unlikely but your old toothbrush is a huge bacteria magnet, a new study has revealed.

Cow manure has new antibiotic resistance genes: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 17:14

In a path-breaking research, scientists in the US have found that cow manure is a potential source of new types of antibiotic resistance genes that transfer to bacteria in the soils where food is grown.

Can humans become radiation-resistant in future?

Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 19:20

Just a handful of genetic mutations give E coli the capacity to withstand doses of radiation that would otherwise doom the microbe, scientists have discovered.

How antibiotic resistance spreads among bacteria

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 19:04

Researchers have uncovered the system that allows the sharing of genetic material between bacteria - and therefore the spread of antibiotic resistance.

Scientists prove the `five-second` rule

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 14:12

A study by UK`s Aston University discovered that food plucked off the floor within a few seconds is less likely to contain bacteria than if left to languish for longer.

Protein resistant to superbugs discovered

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 16:42

In the war against superbugs, researchers have discovered a protein that can kill bacteria and can serve as a powerful antibiotic in the future.

`Nanosponge vaccine` can help fight superbugs

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 18:05

A new study has revealed that nanosponges that soak up a dangerous pore-forming toxin produced by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) could serve as a safe and effective vaccine against this toxin.

Beware! Holy water may harm health more than heal

Last Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2013, 12:51

Holy water, which is known for its purported cleansing properties, could actually be more harmful for your health than healing, a new study has revealed.

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