By Lizette Borreli | May 20, 2013 01:59 PM EDT
A handbag may cost you more than you bargained for when it comes to your health.
By Nsikan Akpan | May 14, 2013 02:15 PM EDT
Scientists in Belgium describe how bacteria can be used to eliminate the "coffee ring effect."
By Christie Rizk | May 13, 2013 06:18 PM EDT
Increasing the number of the Akkermansia muciniphila bacteria in mice can treat metabolic disorders brought on by an unhealthy diet, new research has found.
By Ashik Siddique | May 10, 2013 06:02 PM EDT
DNA analysis reveals that Yersinia pestis bacteria, which caused the medieval Black Death, was also responsible for the Plague of Justinian, which helped usher in the Dark Ages in Europe and was the first major pandemic disease in recorded history.
By Christie Rizk | May 08, 2013 12:05 PM EDT
A new study suggests a link between variations in the TLR1 gene and gastric bacterial infection.
By Christie Rizk | May 06, 2013 11:07 AM EDT
Unpasteurized milk sold in Pennsylvania and Alaska has been linked to campylobacter outbreaks.
By Jonathan Weiss | May 01, 2013 05:03 PM EDT
Fluoride acts differently than previously thought, and does other things to prevent tooth decay besides making teeth stronger.
By Ashik Siddique | Apr 05, 2013 04:33 PM EDT
An E. coli outbreak caused by Farm Rich frozen foods has led to a massive recall of 10 million pounds of snacks like mini quesadillas and pizzas. How can you avoid contamination when microwaving frozen food?
By Ashik Siddique | Apr 02, 2013 01:05 AM EDT
Dental bib clips can retain oral bacteria from previous patients, even after standard disinfection procedures. What can you do to avoid cross-contamination?
By Makini Brice | Jan 30, 2013 08:47 PM EST
With an estimated 1 in 88 people affected with autism spectrum disorder, researchers are on the hunt for, if not a treatment, at least a better understanding of the mechanisms behind the condition.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 17, 2013 04:05 PM EST
People who keep tropical fish in tanks at home or at work may be at risk from bacterial infections and life-threatening disease.
By Amber Moore | Jan 09, 2013 05:04 PM EST
A study has found that a virulent strain of the gut bacteria Helicobacter pylori may protect against stroke and even some cancers.
By Makini Brice | Jan 04, 2013 12:17 PM EST
Researchers created a map of the bacterial microbiota in new mothers' breast milk.
By Amber Moore | Dec 20, 2012 10:50 AM EST
Researchers say they have identified bacteria that may be associated with obesity.
By Makini Brice | Dec 18, 2012 02:14 PM EST
A study has discovered that the bacterial pattern in human belly buttons are quite unique to each person, giving them snowflake or rainforest-like qualities.