bacteria

Reshaping our ideas of bacterial evolution

The shape of bacteria does not influence how well they can move – this is the surprising finding of new research which could have major implications for the future of the scientific and medical industries. Published in Nature’s new Ecology & Evolution journal, the results refute long-held theories that...

Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment

With more patients than ever not responding to antibiotic treatment, the World Health Organisation and the EU have made the study of antibiotic resistance in hospitals and amongst the general population one of their highest priorities for research. Antibiotic resistance originates from their overuse in human and veterinary medicine,...