Bacteria

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.

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

'Super bacteria' in Rio's Olympic venues

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.