Bio-artist colors textiles with deadly bacteria and antibiotics

Would you cuddle up with a quilt stained with MRSA? Artist Anna Dumitriu challenges the relationship between humans and bacteria by staining textiles with superbugs. » 11/24/13 1:00pm 11/24/13 1:00pm

Panda blood could hold the secret to the next generation of antibiotics

Pandas aren't exactly renowned for their health and hardiness — if anything, they've earned a reputation as a fragile, sex-averse species that needs constant human conservation just to keep from going extinct. Well, they might be about to repay the favor in a big way, thanks to a powerful antibiotic locked inside… » 1/01/13 3:04pm 1/01/13 3:04pm

The world's most isolated cave is home to 4 million year old "superbugs"

Lechuguilla Cave has been completely isolated from the outside world for over four million years, making it one of the world's most pristine ecosystems. And yet it's full of bacteria that are resistant to modern antibiotics. This is fantastic news. » 4/12/12 5:00pm 4/12/12 5:00pm

We Need More Science Fiction About Super Bugs — And How To Kill Them

Science fiction should pay more attention to the rise of drug-resistant bacteria and other "super bugs," argues M.G. Ellington at the Science In My Fiction blog. And one of the main breeding grounds for these super bugs may be space. » 5/14/10 4:30pm 5/14/10 4:30pm

Common Household Cleaners Are Creating Mutant Superbugs

We all know the overuse of antibiotics can create drug resistant bacteria, but a new study has confirmed that antibiotics aren't the only worry. Put down the Clorox wipes and walk away from the coffee table, now! » 12/29/09 10:00am 12/29/09 10:00am