By Jenny Marder
If you believe that all living things need oxygen to breathe, you’re not only wrong, but hopelessly human-centric. But don’t be too hard on yourself. Most mammals are biased toward multicellular organisms. It’s true that humans, along with mammals, birds,…
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
Drug-resistant bacteria are difficult to treat, even deadly. But instead of pummeling the bugs with drugs, what if you could soak them up with a sponge? That's what engineer Liangfang Zhang at the University of California San Diego is trying…
The sheer amount of bacteria in and on your body weighs three to four pounds, the same weight as the human brain. But overuse of antibiotics is threatening the microbes our guts need, and possibly giving rise to modern plagues.
Recent research suggests that chemicals in antibacterials soaps can interfere with hormone levels and spur the growth of drug-resistant bacteria, prompting the FDA to propose new rules for manufacturers to prove their products are more effective than regular soap and…
How societal, economic factors play into rise of drug-resistant bacteria…
Excerpt from FRONTLINE'S 'Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria'…
Hari interviews Carl Zimmer on his book, "A Planet of Viruses."…
Very little has been known about the trillions of bacteria and other microorganisms in our bodies. But now, scientists with the Human Microbiome Project have completed the first microbial map of healthy humans. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Dr. Eric Green,…
Bacteria like E. coli can flourish on certain types of farms. Here's a look at why.
By Larisa Epatko
A toxic new strain of E. coli bacteria that appears to have originated in Germany has concerned people avoiding salads -- and health officials scratching their heads.
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