During World War 1 soldiers' maggot-infested wounds almost never became infected. What was going on?
Scientists believe they have a high-tech use for one of nature's natural anti-bacterial agents, ultraviolet light. They can use it to replace pasteurization.
As this watery sweat rinses your skin, it cools the body by evaporation--and even performs a community service by rinsing away potentially stinky bacteria!
Have you ever heard that too much stress causes stomach ulcers?
Got tooth decay? You are not alone.
Most people know illnesses like intestinal upsets can be caused by bacteria. They don't link bacteria with an illness like multiple sclerosis.
It's probably the school bathrooms that are the problem spots for germs, right?
It seems that bacteria can have a sweet tooth for many types of fuel. Scientists have to remain vigilant to protect pipelines from erosion.
Proboscis monkeys from Borneo and cows do have something in common: They both chew their cuds.
Say, "Ahh!" Why do we have tonsils and why are they sometimes taken out?