By Nsikan Akpan
Scientists in Japan have discovered bacteria that feed on plastic and may change the future of recycling.
By Catherine Woods
Scientists altered the DNA of a common gut bacteria, Bacteroides Thetaiotaomicron to treat an unhealthy stomach and make poop glow.
Ingredients in Reishi mushrooms can alter gut bacteria in the stomach, according to researchers, reversing the symptoms of obesity in mice, including weight gain and insulin resistance.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
Blue Bell ice cream had evidence of listeria bacteria in its Oklahoma manufacturing plant as far back as March 2013, a government investigation released Thursday says. The company then continued to ship ice cream produced in that plant after what…
By Nedra Pickler, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- The White House on Friday announced a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria amid fears that once-treatable germs could become deadly.
By Dr. Howard Markel
Robert Koch’s greatest evening unfolded 133 years ago today, when he solved the riddle that had plagued doctors for centuries: what, exactly, caused tuberculosis?…
By PBS NewsHour
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
For thousands of years, Arctic grasses and plants have taken carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. When the plants die, they are frozen in the tundra soil, making a vault of trapped carbon. As the planet warms, the vault is opening,…
Ebola remains at the forefront of public safety concerns, but there are a number of illnesses that pose a far greater health risk. Hari Sreenivasan speaks to Dr. William Schaffner, the chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt…
By Charles Pulliam-Moore
A recent study by Duke University found that carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), a superbug with a mortality rate of nearly 50 percent, is on the rise.
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