Here's how probiotics benefit our gut

A new research has shed light on how popular probiotic benefits the gut.

Bugs can solve India's uranium dilemma: Expert

The exploitation of bugs to extract and process uranium from low-grade ores can help India generate fuel for nuclear reactors in a sustainable and eco-friendly way, an expert said here on Friday.

Can 'maple syrup' reduce antibiotics' use?

It turns out that the sweet treat you pour over your pancakes could make antibiotics more effective against bacteria.

Brushing teeth regularly can save you from future heart attacks

Want to avoid future risk of heart attack? Keep brushing your teeth regularly, says a new study.

How to avoid infections during hospital visits

 Infectious diseases experts have announced fresh guidance for healthcare facilities looking to establish precautions for visitors of patients with infectious diseases.

Bacteria grown on bats to help fight deadly fungus
Bacteria grown on bats to help fight deadly fungus

A particular bacteria growing naturally on the skin of some bats may help fighting white-nose syndrome, a deadly fungus that continues to cripple bat populations.

Microbes help produce serotonin in gut

A group of approximately 20 species of bacteria is important for the production of serotonin in the gut, according to a new study.

Alternating antibiotics can beat resistant bacteria

A different but simple way of administering antibiotics may improve treatment of bacterial infection and also reduce the risk of the bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics, thus maintaining the long-term effectiveness of the drugs, says a new study.

Urine is not sterile, says research

 Debunking the common belief that normal urine is sterile, researchers have discovered bacteria in the urine of healthy females.

Beach swimmers at antibiotic-resistant bacteria risk

If you love to swim and surf at your favourite beach and enjoy underwater scuba diving, read on. According to research, swimmers and surfers in coastal areas are at risk of exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria like E. coli.

Honey bees use multiple genetic pathways to fight infections

Honey bees use different sets of genes, regulated by two distinct mechanisms, to fight off viruses, bacteria and gut parasites, according to a new study.

Bacteria can create 'natural battery'
Bacteria can create 'natural battery'

Bacteria can use tiny magnetic particles to effectively create a "natural battery", a new research shows.

White House crafts first-ever plan to fight superbugs

The White House is due to issue an ambitious plan to slow the growing and deadly problem of antibiotic resistance over the next five years, one that requires massive investments and policy changes from a broad array of US government health agencies, according to a copy of the report reviewed by Reuters. 

Harmless bacteria may help prevent meningococcal outbreaks

Researchers have shown for the first time that nasal drops of harmless bacteria can inhibit a related bug that sometimes causes meningococcal disease.

Common bacteria becoming antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria frequently implicated in respiratory and urinary infections in hospital settings could easily spread from one geographic region to another, shows a new study led by an Indian-origin scientist.

Online platform ''Open Humans'' launches to share DNA, other data

People eager to share personal information beyond what`s on their Facebook profile have another outlet: an online platform launching on Tuesday will let them give scientists information about their genomes, gut bacteria and other biological data.

Herbicides raise resistance to medical antibiotics: Study

Commonly used herbicides can increase bacteria resistance to antibiotics, according to a New Zealand-led study released on Tuesday.

Now, 'programmed' microbes to help you beat obesity

In a bid to come up with new ways to fight obesity, scientists have now have programmed bacteria to generate a anti-obesity molecule in the gut.

Pears are packed with health benefits

A new in vitro (test tube) study has investigated the potential probiotic benefits of a pear-enriched diet.

New TB drug holds promise for shortened treatment

Data from a phase 2b clinical trial has shown that a new TB (tuberculosis) drug regimen eliminated more bacteria from sputum than standard therapy and did so at a faster rate.