Antibiotics are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria and other microorganisms.
Microbes may be tiny, yet they have a significant influence on the Earth’s habitability.
New genomics research conducted by the University of Liverpool will aid in the development and implementation of vaccinations against Shigella.
A recent study found that diet can influence the evolutionary path of bacteria in the gut within host-relevant timescales.
There are more than 9,000 species of marine sponges (Phylum Porifera) worldwide, which are a source of novel natural products.
In this interview, we speak to Professor Jason Micklefield about his latest research that may be able to produce new antibiotics through gene-editing technologies.
Researchers have discovered a gene that makes E. coli bacteria resistant to antibiotics, effectively leading to better treatment for people across the globe.
Scientists have found evidence that a type of the antibiotic resistant superbug MRSA arose in nature long before the use of antibiotics in humans and livestock, which has traditionally been blamed for its emergence.
Every day, the billions of bacteria that inhabit your digestive system change; the food you eat, medications you take, and germs you're exposed to make some bacteria flourish more than others.
Antibiotic resistance is a race between bacteria that are becoming resistant and humans who aspire to discover new antibiotics that helps in treating infectious diseases.
A recent study carried out by the University of East Anglia and Quadram Institute shows how immune cells utilize the body’s fat stores to combat infection.
New research from the University of Chicago points to microglia, key immune cells in the brain, as a key mediator in the relationship between the gut microbiome and b-amyloid deposits in male mice in a model of Alzheimer's disease.
A team of biologists has identified that the pathogenic fungus Verticillium dahliae, responsible for wilt disease in many crops, secretes an 'effector' molecule to target the microbiome of plants to promote infection.
Researchers recently discovered a novel route to produce complex antibiotics taking advantage of gene editing to re-program pathways to future medicines.
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is one of the most common bacterial infections worldwide, affecting more than 40 % of the population and is one of the causes of digestive symptoms, such as epigastric discomfort, heaviness or bloating of the stomach, or of other more serious diseases, such as the development of gastric and duodenal ulcers, gastric lymphoma or gastric cancer.
Researchers anticipate that without intervention, the issue of multidrug-resistant bacterial infections could become catastrophic by 2050.
Antimicrobial compounds that soybean plants produce when threatened by insects, diseases and even drought may help animals stay healthy, thereby reducing the need for antibiotics.
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet, Umeå University, and the University of Bonn have identified a new group of molecules that have an antibacterial effect against many antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
According to research by the University of the West of Scotland, antiviral drugs can be produced from earlier overlooked substances seen in marine plants.
We speak to Professor Bart Hoogenboom and Georgina Benn about current research using technology to create the sharpest images of living bacteria ever recorded.
Tiny particles of gold could be the new weapon in the fight against bacterial antibiotic resistance, according to research just published.