Chummy chimps harbour richer gut bacteria

Monitoring social behaviour of wild chimpanzees, researchers have found that being gregarious may help transmit beneficial microbes and increase diversity of gut bacteria.

Our bodies don't harbour more bacteria than human cells

If you were convinced till now that your body has more bacteria (good and bad) and other microbes than human cells, it is time to revisit the decades-old assumption, says a team of researchers from Israel and Canada.

Mystery of arsenic release into groundwater solved

Stanford scientists have solved an important mystery about where the microbes responsible for releasing dangerous arsenic into groundwater in Southeast Asia get their food.

5 reasons why you should say goodbye to hand sanitizers!

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Chances are that you swear by hand-sanitizers if you are a neat freak! It seems like the easiest way to clean your hands if you don't have immediate access to soap and water.

European Space Agency sends Kombucha microbes to space

European Space Agency sends Kombucha microbes to space

The European Space Agency has sent samples of bacteria and yeasts that are used to make Kombucha, an ancient brew drunk for centuries in Eurasia, to space to understand what forms of life can survive beyond Earth.

Even bacteria inside our body into trading

 Economic concepts not just explain about how societies buy, sell, and trade goods and services but can also explore the mysteries about the behaviour of microbial life on the earth and inside our body, a study says.

'Missing link' microbes may help explain how we evolved from single cells

Newly discovered microbes can explain evolution of animals from single-celled organisms.

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.

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.

'Gut bacteria helped humans to be resilient'

A new study has found that microbes residing within the guts of our ancestors helped them thrive and evolve into more stable and resilient populations.

Oil-dwelling microbes are social creatures: Study

In a significant revelation that may help us understand about life's early evolution on Earth and contribute to the search for life on Mars, a study has shown that microbes living under the vast reserves of oil deep underground are social creatures.

Restrooms not as unhealthy as you may think

Toilets at your home are not as unhealthy as you may think, finds a study.

Gut bacteria decide our body weight

Our genetic makeup influences whether we are fat or thin by shaping which types of microbes thrive in our body, shows a study.

Apes have more diversified gut bacteria than us: Study

Apes have more diversified gut bacteria than us: Study

The microbes living in people's guts play a very important role in keeping us healthy, but the ones existing in our body today are a lot less diverse than the ones present within the humans' closest relatives, the African apes, says a research.

Microbes to help develop antibiotics

Microbes to help develop antibiotics

Solving a decades-old mystery, researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, have discovered how a powerful antibiotic agent is made in nature.

Aggressive treatment may not kill resistant pathogens

A study has questioned the accepted wisdom that aggressive treatment with high-drug dosages over long duration is the best way to stem the emergence and spread of resistant pathogens.

Microbial cell technology to better clean-up rural waste

Microbial cell technology to better clean-up rural waste

In a bid to help under-developed countries clean polluted water more effectively, researchers at the Washington State University (WSU) have developed a unique method to use microbes buried in pond sediment to power waste cleanup in rural areas.

Gut bacteria might increase obesity risk in adults

A new study has suggested that microbes found in the gut might cause metabolic changes that increase the risk of obesity in adulthood.

Gut microbes respond differently to diet based on gender

A new study has revealed that gut microbes of males and females react differently to diet, even when the diets are identical.

Caesarean babies have weaker immunity

Children born through a caesarean section procedure have different intestinal microbes than children born normally, says a study.