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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.