Bacteria


Hungry Bacteria can Extract Energy from Sewage

Hungry Bacteria can Extract Energy from Sewage

Sewage contains a source of energy that can be harvested by using hungry bacteria, researchers from Ghent University in Belgiu...

Nov 26 2016, 11:05pm CST

British Red Squirrels Carry Bacteria that Cause Leprosy to Humans

British Red Squirrels Carry Bacteria that Cause Leprosy in Humans

Strains of leprosy are found in red squirrels in British Isles...

Nov 13 2016, 10:42am CST

Not Enough Oxygen may Trigger Bacteria to cause Acne

Not Enough Oxygen may Trigger Bacteria to cause Acne

Bacteria, when caught in certain circumstances such as in a clogged pore, surrounded by oil and no air, can cause the inflamma...

Oct 31 2016, 8:19am CDT

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Kills Man Just Like in a Horror Movie

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Kills Man Just Like in a Horror Movie

It looked like something straight out of a horror movie. Yet there is a lot of truth in body-consuming germs causing a man’s de...

Oct 24 2016, 9:25am CDT

Migraines Could be Caused by Mouth Bacteria

Migraines Could be Caused by Mouth Bacteria

Eating certain foods may not be behind headaches rather the bacteria present in them...

Oct 19 2016, 10:57am CDT

Scientists Unravel Mystery of Bacteria's Antibiotic Resistance

Scientists Unravel Mystery of Bacteria's Antibiotic Resistance

Enzyme Rifampicin monooxygenase inhibits the action of antibiotic Rifampicin which cures TB, leprosy and Legionnaire's dis...

Oct 10 2016, 11:04am CDT

Fecal Bacteria May Influence Our Dangerous Body Fat

Fecal Bacteria May Influence Our Dangerous Body Fat

Researchers say that the amount of microbiome diversity in the feces are an indicator of the visceral fat in the body....

Sep 26 2016, 9:31am CDT

Incredible Video Shows How Bacteria Become Resistant to Antibiotics

Incredible Video Shows How Bacteria Become Resistant to Antibiotics

Watch bacteria evolve to develop resistance to increasingly higher doses of antibiotics in just 12 days....

Sep 9 2016, 11:30pm CDT

Some Bacteria in our Guts have been with us Even Before we Became Human

Some Bacteria in our Guts have been with us Even Before we were Human

New research suggets that certain gut bateria passed down to us over million of years since before we were human...

Jul 23 2016, 3:48am CDT

Reprogrammed Bacteria Eat CO2 Making Sugars

Reprogrammed Bacteria Eat CO2 Making Sugars

Scientists from a university in Israel reported that they have engineered bacteria that can produce the sugars needed to make...

Jun 26 2016, 8:20am CDT

NASA Reveals Bacteria's Role in Breast Cancer

NASA Reveals Bacteria's Role in Breast Cancer

Using planetary protection techniques that ensure NASA spacecraft do not contaminate other worlds, researchers have found a li...

Jun 25 2016, 12:50am CDT

Study reveals how plague bacteria sparked global pandemics

Study reveals how plague bacteria sparked global pandemics

London, June 10 (IANS) A genome analysis of the plague bacterium revealed how a single entry of the bacterium into Europe was r...

Jun 10 2016, 12:51pm CDT

Geobacter Bacteria's hair can Conduct Electricity like Copper

Geobacter Bacteria's hair can Conduct Electricity like Copper

Scientists have discovered that hair-like filaments on the surface of Geobacter bacteria exhibit electrical conductivity compar...

Jun 9 2016, 12:53am CDT

Gut Bacteria Ingested in Diet Affects Brain Function in Humans

Gut Bacteria Ingested in Diet Affects Brain Function in Humans

It has been found that gut bacteria have a marked influence on the brain. Though it is hard to believe, a healthy gut is a sign...

May 24 2016, 6:44am CDT

Fasting Halts Spread of Intestinal Bacteria

Fasting Halts Spread of Intestinal Bacteria

A genetic switch that is turned on in the brain during fasting helps halt the spread of intestinal bacteria into the bloodstrea...

May 18 2016, 2:36am CDT

New Device Rapidly Detects Deadly Bacteria in Water

New Device Rapidly Detects Deadly Bacteria in Water

Researchers, including one of Indian origin, have developed a device that can dramatically reduce the time and cost required fo...

May 18 2016, 12:58am CDT

Tiny Ocean Bacteria Plays a Big Role in Regulating Earth’s Climate

Tiny Ocean Bacteria Plays a Big Role in Regulating Earth’s Climate

Researchers have found how a hugely abundant bacteria called Pelagibacterales helps keep the atmosphere stable by producing an...

May 17 2016, 7:26am CDT

Antibiotic Use in Animal Feed Increasing Drug-Resistant Bacteria Worldwide

Antibiotic Use in Animal Feed Increasing Drug-Resistant Bacteria Worldwide

The genes of farm animals are becoming resistant to antibiotics on a global level. This could prove to be quite problematic....

Apr 15 2016, 5:48am CDT

Gym Equipment is Loaded with Bacteria, Says Study

Gym Equipment is Loaded with Bacteria, Says Study

Study finds that free weights at the gym have more bacteria than a toilet seat!...

Apr 10 2016, 1:11am CDT

Contact lenses may alter eye's natural bacteria, says study

Contact lenses may alter eye's natural bacteria, says study

Do you wear contact lenses every day? A new study has found that contact lenses may alter the natural microbial environment of...

Mar 23 2016, 1:59am CDT

New Bacteria Eats PET Plastic

New Bacteria Eats PET Plastic

Scientists discover a new bacteria (Ideonella sakaiensis 201-F6) that could help clean planet earth from plastic waste....

Mar 11 2016, 2:18am CST

Egg of Kissing bug

Bacteria in Gut of Disease-Bearing Insects Usable as Trojan horse to Tackle Zika Virus

Researchers from Swansea University have published a new study in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B detailing a ne...

Feb 25 2016, 5:29am CST

Superbugs

Scientists Find How Resistant Bacteria Build Their Defenses, and How to Weaken It

Considering the fact that the pharmaceutical industry and the World Health Organization (WHO) have been lamenting the growing t...

Feb 23 2016, 7:25am CST

Slime Bacteria Can See in a Similar Way to Humans

Slime Bacteria Can See in a Way Similar to Humans

It has been discovered that certain slime-forming bacteria actually have the wonderful sense of sight. Believe it or not but th...

Feb 10 2016, 6:36am CST

Scientists Find New Lyme Disease Bacteria

Borrelia Mayonii: New Lyme Disease Causing Bacteria Discovered

Scientists have found a novel Lyme disease bacteria species....

Feb 9 2016, 6:11am CST

Deodorants Can Change Your Body’s Bacteria, Study Finds

Deodorants Can Change Your Body’s Bacteria, Study Finds

Deodorants and antiperspirant can significantly affect both the type and quantity of bacteria living on skin, particularly bene...

Feb 4 2016, 3:01am CST

Human skeletons of plague victims

Researchers Prove Plague Bacteria Persisted 300 Years in Unknown Reservoir Host

A new study titled “Genotyping Yersinia pestis in Historical Plague: Evidence for Long-Term Persistence of Y. pestis in Europe...

Jan 15 2016, 6:30am CST

Otzi The Iceman Mummy had 5300-Year-Old Stomach Bacteria

Otzi The Iceman Mummy had 5300-Year-Old Stomach Bacteria

Scientists have found a stomach bug inside Otzi the Iceman’s gut. The bacteria is Helicobacter pylori to be exact....

Jan 8 2016, 5:23am CST

Superbug

Bacteria Resistant To Antibiotic of Last Resort Found On Three Pig Farms in the UK

Public health officials from Public Health England has alerted the public to the discovery of bacteria that resists all forms o...

Dec 22 2015, 9:28am CST

Gut Bacteria Controls Your Appetite, Tells Brain When You Are Full

Gut Bacteria Controls Your Appetite, Tells Brain When You Are Full

Scientists have found that your gut bacteria are controlling your appetite levels....

Nov 25 2015, 4:57am CST

Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Spells Trouble

Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Spells Trouble

It is World Antibiotic Awareness Week and while that might be cause to celebrate, there is also something slightly scary that h...

Nov 19 2015, 7:02pm CST

International Space Station is Filled with Bacteria and Dust Particles

International Space Station is Filled with Bacteria and Dust Particles

NASA has issued a warning regarding the ISS being littered with bacteria. It seems that space is not the ideal condition for hy...

Oct 28 2015, 5:52am CDT

Bacteria in the Deep Sea Could Help Neutralize Greenhouse Gas

Deep-Sea Bacteria Could Help Neutralize Carbon Emissions

The manifold bacteria in the deep blue sea could make toxic gases benign via their action....

Oct 23 2015, 7:48am CDT

Black Death Bacteria Found in Millions of Years Old Fossilized Flea

Black Death Bacteria Found in Millions of Years Old Fossilized Flea

The discovery suggests that the plague is a more ancient disease than we actually thought....

Sep 29 2015, 9:31pm CDT

Could this Bacteria be the Fountain of Youth?

Could this Bacteria be the Fountain of Youth?

A new bacteria - which was found living in permafrost - is a scientific breakthrough that might be able to help us stay younger...

Sep 21 2015, 1:10pm CDT

House Dust Has Thousands of Bacteria and Fungi, New Study Reveals

House Dust Has Thousands of Bacteria and Fungi, New Study Reveals

The new study reveals more details about the houses and the people living in them...

Aug 27 2015, 12:46am CDT

Vaginal Bacteria Cause Premature Birth

Vaginal Bacteria Cause Premature Birth

Researchers found that the deficiency of a certain bacteria leads risks of the preterm birth among women....

Aug 19 2015, 7:17am CDT

The Drinkable Book makes Bacteria Invested Water Safe

The Drinkable Book makes Bacteria Invested Water Safe

The Drinkable Book combines science with product design to solve a huge problem....

Aug 17 2015, 1:21am CDT

GSK Closes US Plant due to Legionnaires Bacteria

GSK Closes US Plant due to Legionnaires Bacteria

The drug maker GlaxoSmithKline shuts down a factory in North Carolina after testing of the cooling tower found the deadly bacte...

Aug 12 2015, 8:46am CDT

Nicotine Eating Bacteria May Help Quit Smoking

Nicotine Eating Bacteria May Help Quit Smoking

The newly discovered bacterial enzyme can lead to a successful anti-smoking drug...

Aug 9 2015, 9:44pm CDT