In one of the ocean's most lifeless places, scientists discover and resuscitate ancient organisms.
Smart bandages quickly identify antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and normal bacteria, in owies.
The physical action of handwashing plus the properties of soap is a one-two punch for the virus.
Dr. Kate Biberdorf explains why boiling water makes it safer and how water molecules are unusual and cool.
The Hollywood blockbuster may have been right, if only 3.2 billion years off the mark.
A microbial organism pulls electricity from water in the air.
A Mars Space Flight team member warns that people need to be prepared for what's coming.
The German island of Riems is home to some of the most dangerous virology research on the planet.
Antibiotic resistance: Researchers have directly proven that bacteria can change shape inside humans to avoid antibiotics
Antibiotic resistance poses one of the biggest threats to global public health.
The FDA calls out creators of genetically tweaked hornless bulls.
Tardigrades – commonly called "water bears" – were among the payload of an Israeli lunar lander that crashed into the moon in April.
The premier hospitals tend to have the most superbugs — they also have the best experts.
Two Apollo 11 astronauts question NASA's planetary safety procedures.
Here's how we stop a health crisis before it wreaks havoc on us.
Can dirt help us fight off stress? Groundbreaking new research shows how.
Extensive research at Yale signals the future of personalized medicine
Cornell University researchers propose using biology to transform the storage of sustainable energy.
A new study has identified 12 times as many viral populations as previous research.
Spicy foods are enjoyed the world over, but scientists don't know why people partake in culinary masochism.
‘Micro snails’ we scraped from sidewalk cracks help unlock details of ancient Earth’s biological evolution
Scientists discovered microbes that have lived on Earth for millions of years.
Food is about to change.
Good bacteria are our friends. We need to protect them.
Antibiotics or anti-inflammatory drugs may help combat lung cancer.