With 16 percent of both phones and hands sampled containing E. coli, researchers say a lack of handwashing--or a bad job doing it--is to blame.
For the first time, researchers create a new organism based on E. coli that passes along artificially engineered DNA.
Forget axes, shovels, and shotguns. With death cologne, conceived by a Nebraska chemist, you’ll smell so bad even a zombie will pass you by.
The free iOS app Epocrates Bugs + Drugs uses aggregated electronic health record data and geotagging to help users see superbug prevalence as well as sensitivity to drugs.
Researchers hope their real-time detection system that uses a magnetoelastic sensor can speed up testing at food processing plants.
In order to follow the life cycle of bacteria, an engineer builds a model human colon and feeds it three times a day for weeks.
Molecular biology students test their phones for bugs -- and find lots of them. Some even look like flowers and distant galaxies.
Germaphobes, arm yourselves with this UV weapon, go forth, and terminate with extreme prejudice.
Researchers hope to soon be able to test our breath for a wide range of "biomarkers" -- molecules that could indicate the presence of a particular disease.
Not to gross you out, but your cell phone is basically a Petri dish of bacteria. However, a new Kickstarter project is hoping zap those germs away so you can continue to text from your porcelain throne.