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Jul 26, 2014 10:00 AM ET
It's tempting to think that anything in or near your toilet and shower has to be the most bacteria-friendly place in the house. Not so! It turns out bacteria is pretty much everywhere: No matter where you go, there it is. Trace has the details.
Jun 29, 2014 04:00 PM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
Researchers look to restore the efficacy of drugs as bacteria continue to evolve.
Jun 26, 2014 04:40 AM ET
Texting, calling, gaming -- your smartphone does it all. Unfortunately, it's also a place where bacteria go to thrive, making the device your own personal microbiome.
May 29, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Richard Farrell
The bacteria that cause the illness may have been lurking around for 15 million years -- long before humans walked on Earth.
May 21, 2014 04:00 PM ET // Charles Choi, LiveScience
Microbes found in the placenta are unexpectedly closely related to bacteria in the mouth, and could influence whether pregnant women give birth prematurely
Apr 23, 2014 10:25 AM ET // AFP
A U.S. study has found that cow manure, commonly used to fertilize vegetable crops, contains a high number of genes that can fuel resistance to antibiotics.
Mar 23, 2014 09:04 AM ET
The five-second rule is the common belief that if you drop a piece of food on the floor and pick it up within five seconds, the food is still safe to eat. Laci and Trace take a look at the interaction of harmful bacteria and food.
Feb 28, 2014 11:00 AM ET // Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, LiveScience.com
Stethoscopes tend to be more contaminated than the palms of physicians' hands, new research shows.
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