Bacteria

How do we solve antibiotic resistance?

.Antibiotic resistance threatens to take us back to a time before penicillin when the majority of deaths were caused by infections. What are we doing to solve the crisis?.Since antibiotics were introduced to the world in the mid-20th century, deaths attributable to infections dropped

Antibiotic resistance: Edging closer to a health calamity

Most of the clinically important antibiotics are now less effective at killing disease-causing bacteria than the last few years, shows the latest surveillance data of the government.

Bacteria, and Other Gut Feelings

Our behaviour may directly affect the bacteria in our gut.

Scientists develop device to detect bacteria in minutes, not days

The era of doctors prescribing patients powerful antibiotics while they wait for lab reports could soon be numbered, with a new device returning results within minutes instead of days.

A note on nutrition / Fight the cold with food

As the temperature continues to drop it becomes increasingly challenging to maintain a healthy diet, though we can try to enrich our menu with some winter friendly foods.

Rio 2016 / Studies find 'super bacteria' in Rio's Olympic venues, top beaches

Scientists find dangerous drug-resistant "super bacteria" off beaches in Rio de Janeiro that will host Olympic swimming events and in a lagoon where rowing and canoe athletes will compete when the Games start on August 5.

World on cusp of 'post-antibiotic era'

The world is on the cusp of a "post-antibiotic era", scientists have warned after finding bacteria resistant to drugs used when all other treatments have failed.

Scientist injects himself with 3.5m yr old bacteria for immortality

In quest for immortality, a Russian scientist has made a bizarre claim linking ancient bacteria to immortality.

'Good bacteria' key to stopping asthma

Being exposed to "good bacteria" early in life could prevent asthma developing, say Canadian scientists.

January 15, 2023
January 15, 2023

How do we solve antibiotic resistance?

.Antibiotic resistance threatens to take us back to a time before penicillin when the majority of deaths were caused by infections. What are we doing to solve the crisis?.Since antibiotics were introduced to the world in the mid-20th century, deaths attributable to infections dropped

November 25, 2022
November 25, 2022

Antibiotic resistance: Edging closer to a health calamity

Most of the clinically important antibiotics are now less effective at killing disease-causing bacteria than the last few years, shows the latest surveillance data of the government.

July 27, 2021
July 27, 2021

Bacteria, and Other Gut Feelings

Our behaviour may directly affect the bacteria in our gut.

May 7, 2019
May 7, 2019

Scientists develop device to detect bacteria in minutes, not days

The era of doctors prescribing patients powerful antibiotics while they wait for lab reports could soon be numbered, with a new device returning results within minutes instead of days.

December 12, 2017
December 12, 2017

Fight the cold with food

As the temperature continues to drop it becomes increasingly challenging to maintain a healthy diet, though we can try to enrich our menu with some winter friendly foods.

June 11, 2016
June 11, 2016

Studies find 'super bacteria' in Rio's Olympic venues, top beaches

Scientists find dangerous drug-resistant "super bacteria" off beaches in Rio de Janeiro that will host Olympic swimming events and in a lagoon where rowing and canoe athletes will compete when the Games start on August 5.

November 19, 2015
November 19, 2015

World on cusp of 'post-antibiotic era'

The world is on the cusp of a "post-antibiotic era", scientists have warned after finding bacteria resistant to drugs used when all other treatments have failed.

October 2, 2015
October 2, 2015

Scientist injects himself with 3.5m yr old bacteria for immortality

In quest for immortality, a Russian scientist has made a bizarre claim linking ancient bacteria to immortality.

October 1, 2015
October 1, 2015

'Good bacteria' key to stopping asthma

Being exposed to "good bacteria" early in life could prevent asthma developing, say Canadian scientists.

March 18, 2015
March 18, 2015

Bacteria programmed to find tumours

Bacteria programmed to spot tumours in the liver have been shown off at the Technology, Entertainment and Design conference in Vancouver.

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