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Handwashing responsible for bacteria in sinks, largest non-hospital study shows

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Handwashing is shaping communities of bacteria that live and grow in the plumbing of domestic sinks, scientists have found. In the largest study of sink...

Teamwork enables bacterial survival

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Mutualism, a phenomenon in which different species benefit from their interactions with each other, can help bacteria form drug-resistant communities. Pictured is an artist's...

How did birds get their wings? Bacteria may provide a clue,...

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How did birds get their wings? Bacteria may provide a clue, say scientists. The evolution of major novel traits -- characteristics such as wings, flowers,...

Yeast infection linked to mental illness

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Candida. Candida albicans is a yeastlike fungus naturally found in small amounts in human digestive tracts, but its overgrowth in warm, moist environments causes...

Antibiotics allow gut pathogens to ‘breathe’

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Antibiotics are essential for fighting bacterial infection, but, paradoxically, they can also make the body more prone to infection and diarrhea. Exactly how the resident...