A forgotten disease

2021-10-14T18:38:54+01:0021 July 2021|

How genomics is helping to understand melioidosis - a neglected, often fatal, bacterial disease.

Bacterial Biomes

2021-10-11T16:32:57+01:0028 June 2021|

"we are well aware that what we know about already is just a small percentage of the diversity that actually exists on Earth."

Health implications of the baby biome?

2021-10-11T11:21:45+01:0018 September 2019|

The method of a baby’s birth affects its collection of gut microbes – its microbiome. But we still don’t know if that has any long-term effects on health

The modern rise of an ancient disease

2021-10-11T18:04:42+01:008 August 2019|

Sanger scientists have sequenced the largest number of Treponema pallidum bacterial genomes to date. The bacterium causes syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease that is making a comeback. Their findings show us how the bacteria have evolved over time and developed resistance to antibiotics.

Tracking a deadly shapeshifter

2021-10-11T18:20:14+01:0012 June 2019|

A global child killer constantly changes its coat to evade destruction, but a worldwide network of scientists is using genetics to get one step ahead.

The bacteria that’s as smart as a whip

2015-03-30T09:27:46+01:0030 March 2015|

30.03.15 In the rest of the world, Salmonella Typhi has only one type of flagellin, the whip-like structure that helps it to move. Indonesian strains have at least three different types. Fernanda Schreiber asks why

SMRTer sequencing

2015-03-02T09:30:26+00:002 March 2015|

02.03.15 We’re beginning to understand how bacterial DNA adapts and evolves. John Lees explains the long and short of the technology that’s made it possible