Once the source of a major biological die-off in the Chesapeake bay, scientists at the University of Maryland are taking a marine bacteria and using it to jump start production of a new biofuel. NBC Learn reports.
Germophobes beware: A recent U.K. study claims some purses and handbags are loaded with more bacteria than the average toilet. TODAY puts those findings to the test, taking samples from handbags for microbiologist Nathan Lents of John Jay College to analyze.
With a CDC report indicating that more people are getting sick from bacteria in public swimming pools, the Department of Health in Lee County, Fla., is giving away free test kits to swimmers. WBBH’s Laura Roberts reports.
A year after losing her hands and feet to a flesh-eating bacteria, Aimee Copeland is adjusting to life as the first woman to receive state-of-the-art prosthetic hands. She talks about how she’s coping with her losses and her hopes for the future. NBC’s Gabe Gutierrez reports.
Aimee Copeland, the Georgia woman who lost parts of all four of her limbs to a flesh-eating bacteria after a zip line accident, is fitted with high-tech, $100,000 bionic hands. WXIA’s DeMarco Morgan reports.
A MRSA bacteria strain is seen in a petri dish containing a special jelly for bacterial culture in a microbiological laboratory in Berlin in this March 1, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/Files
Test tubes filled with samples of bacteria to be tested are seen at the Health Protection Agency in north London in this March 9, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett/Files
Two plates which were coated with an antibiotic-resistant bacteria called Klebsiella with a mutation called NDM 1 and then exposed to various antibiotics are seen at the Health Protection Agency in north London in this March 9, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett/Files