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.
A microbe-killing paint could soon decorate the halls of hospitals, cruise ships and schools in an effort to reduce contagious infections.
A self-powering door handle that kills germs dead could make bathrooms less of a breeding ground for yuck, and it comes from the minds of two teenage inventors.
By building synthetic bacteria that can be taken in pill form, DARPA-funded researchers seek to keep our digestive systems in fighting form.
After years of research, a team of scientists has synthesised spider silk in a laboratory setting.
If you have the right strain of yeast and some sugar, whipping up drugs in your kitchen would be almost as easy as brewing a batch of beer.
That's right, opossums. Tests show that their superpower to resist snake venom could be harnessed to save thousands of lives.
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.