A stress test helps researchers distinguish between different kinds of bacteria by testing their cell wall strength under pressure.
Stanford researchers examined how people react to museum exhibits offering an immersive experience with the single-cell organism Euglena.
Scientists have used CRISPR-Cas9 screens to reveal more about how the bacteria behind Legionnaire's disease infects humans.
The best time to get a flu shot is when you haven't had antibiotics recently, a new study has found, because healthy gut bacteria protect immunity.
The conclusion of this series examines the benefits, and drawbacks, of probiotics. Stanford researchers clarify whether probiotics really improve health.
This two-part series examines the benefits, and drawbacks, of probiotics. Stanford researchers clarify whether probiotics can really boost your health.
During a recent episode of "The Future of Everything," host Russ Altman and guest Ami Bhatt discuss the factors that contribute to microbiome health.
The bacteria in our gut make tiny, previously unidentified proteins that could shed light on human health and advance drug development.
Stanford postdoc Arnold Mathijssen wanted to know how bacteria swim upstream. Someday, his findings could shape how we design devices and deliver drugs.
Hundreds of Stanford scientists are studying what makes biology tick, from obscure molecular structures in the malaria parasite to flower-shaped sea squirts.
In this Q&A, Stanford physician-scientists Stanley Deresinski and Marisa Holubar explain why responsible use of antibiotics is so important worldwide.
Helicobacter pylori, a potentially nasty bacteria, somehow lives in one of every two human stomachs -- no mean feat. Here's how the bug pulls it off.
Some viruses help drug-resistant bacteria grow in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients, new Stanford research shows.
P. aeruginosa, a type of bacteria, is increasingly drug-resistant, and there's no vaccine against it. But it has a recently discovered Achilles heel.
Understanding the roles of various microbes in the human microbiome is challenging, but statistics can help, Stanford researcher Susan Holmes explains.
Scientists have created an algorithm that works to generate and refine DNA sequences that are likely to code for antimicrobial proteins.