Public Health England urges owners of sick pets to ensure antiobiotics are used strictly as directed
Single-celled organisms found to use electrical signals to communicate like human nerve cells
The researchers have now started injecting the bacteria into themselves — and say that it has stopped them getting the flu and has made them much more alive
Black rats are also implicated in both outbreaks, which took place 800 years apart
An investigation found Fonterra’s bacteria warning was a false alarm
Each person is teeming with bacteria, and we have a lot of viruses, too. A lot of the bacteria that live on and in our bodies can cause disease even if they aren't causing problems at the moment (for instance, E coli in the gut). So, no way. If each person lived in isolation for a year they'd still come out teeming with germs. But maybe it would theoretically wipe out some certain pathogen – I can't think of any, though. We actually need our bacteria, a lot of what goes on is a symbiotic relationship.
What kind of cheese do you think you would make?
Scientist say household bleach could be used to fight signs of ageing as well as heal radiation dermatitis and sunburn
Filthy lucre just got a new meaning. Plastic notes of the type chosen this week by the Bank of England as the next generation of paper money have been found by researchers to be the host of choice for some of nature’s nastiest bacteria.
Findings of research on mice could mean re-colonising obese people's guts with healthy, lean-triggering bacteria could help them lose weight
Google is commemorating the achievements of the scientist Julius Richard Petri today with a Google Doodle that shows his invention - the Petri dish - in action.
If you’re reading this while eating breakfast and you happened to drop your toast on the floor, you might want to stop (eating, that is, not reading).
The worst outbreak of Legionnaires disease in Scotland’s history has been blamed on a network of industrial cooling towers in the south west of Edinburgh that have left one man dead and 12 critically ill in hospital.
British athletes are being told not to shake hands in case they catch a bug which wrecks their Olympic dreams.
Bacteria which cause Legionnaire's disease have been found throughout Hong Kong's brand new, £432 million government headquarters.
The fossilised remains of the oldest known lifeforms on Earth have been discovered in samples of rock collected near a remote watering hole in the middle of the Australian Outback.