Microbiome science shows that failure to sustain a diverse microbiome by interaction with our microbial world is associated with chronic diseases including allergies, autoimmune diseases and type 1 diabetes.
It’s that time of year again. School has started, and many young adults are heading off to college for the first time.
Scientists have identified two genes that are switched on only when a child is suffering from a bacterial infection. This could allow doctors to quickly distinguish between a viral or bacterial illness, and identify early cases of potentially deadly infections.
A new study shows how viruses on hospital floors are rapidly spread to the hands of patients and hand contact surfaces both inside and outside the room. Although the risks in a household setting are less because the floors are less likely to be contaminated with harmful organisms, it demo
Bacteria are everywhere, including in the human body where it plays an important role in our health. Your bacterial ecosystem, referred to as your microbiota helps protect us from infections.