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Big Hero 6 may be more reality than fiction as researchers from Birmingham University aim to develop swimming microbots that mimic bacterial motion and may be able to one day perform precision tasks. more

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This May, paper five pound notes will cease to be legal tender. And since the average fiver has at least 136 exchanges a year, we thought we’d find out how clean the new polymer notes are, so you know just what you’re putting your hands on. more

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Strains of E. coli resistant to one antibiotic can protect other bacteria growing nearby, according to findings by researchers at MIT more

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Ashleigh Paparella, post-graduate researcher in the structural biology and drug design lab, at the University of Adelaide, talks about the challenges that antimicrobial resistance poses and possible ways around it more

Opinion

A new class of vitamin-like molecules that can be used to treat life-threatening ‘golden staph’ bacteria has been discovered more

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Deadly bacteria that is resistant to the ‘last resort’ of antibiotics, colistin, has been found in the UK, according to the BBC more

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Researchers have developed safeguards in the form of two “kill switches,” which can cause the synthetic bacteria to die without the presence of certain chemicals more

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Germ warfare: Scientists create super–productive bacteria colonies that pump out useful chemicals faster than ever before using "survival of the fittest" tactics more

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