Designer viruses could be the new antibiotics
Bacterial infections remain a major threat to human and animal health. Worse still, the catalogue of useful antibiotics is shrinking as pathogens build up resistance to these drugs. There are few promising ...
Scientists investigate the fiber of our being
We are all aware of the health benefits of "dietary fibre". But what is dietary fiber and how do we metabolise it?
Researchers attempt to solve problems of antibiotic resistance and bee deaths in one
The stomachs of wild honey bees are full of healthy lactic acid bacteria that can fight bacterial infections in both bees and humans.
Scientists reveal how bacteria build homes inside healthy cells
(PhysOrg.com) -- Bacteria are able to build camouflaged homes for themselves inside healthy cells - and cause disease - by manipulating a natural cellular process.
Researchers develop environmentally friendly process to improve storage stability of probiotics
Probiotic bacteria are rapidly gaining ground as healthy food supplements. However, the production of this "functional food" has its pitfalls: only few probiotic bacterial strains are robust enough to survive conventional ...
Eating right, not supplements, is best at keeping your good bacteria healthy, dietitian says
Healthy eating, not supplements, is the best way to keep the good bacteria in your gut healthy, says a dietitian and researcher.