Hand dryer company says new study that questions product's hygiene implications is 'misleading' and was conducted under 'artificial conditions' - a claim disputed by the researchers
Experts have asked whether the new find could be an answer to managing plastic waste in the environment
'When you have all these microbes on your skin, most of them are potentially beneficial, or at least benign'
Scientists have found that replacing the standard greeting could reduce the spread of bacteria by up to 90 per cent
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
Study suggests the human sense of smell can detect when a person's immune system is fighting an illness
If you go down to the woods today you’re sure for a big surprise – especially if you have dogs.
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
Tests show that drug is effective against the same kind of chronic bacterial infections that have killed hospital patients
Study on mice in Japan has led to start of promising human trials using new probiotic drink
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).
Carl Woese was a biophysicist and microbiologist who uncovered the "third domain" of life, with the detection of archaea. In doing so he redrew the taxonomic tree and proved that all life on Earth is related.
Ikea, the world’s leading flat-pack furniture retailer, has withdrawn chocolate almond cake sold in its stores in 23 countries after it was found to contain sewage bacteria.