Scientists have discovered three strains of bacteria on the orbiting outpost that have never been seen before.
Scientists have discovered what looks like bacteria in water retrieved from isolated 'pockets' in South Africa.
Scientists have revealed that an incredibly large amount of life exists in our planet's deep subsurface.
The plan would involve preserving the beneficial bacteria found in the guts of people from all across the world.
Bacteria that mutate during a trip in to space could become a threat to life on Earth, scientists claim.
Cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov has indicated that bacteria found on the space station could have come from space.
For the first time ever a species of bacteria has been found that can break down common plastics.
Scientists have revealed that bacteria are not that dissimilar to us when it comes to sensing light.
The inside of the International Space Station appears to be a breeding ground for bacterial pathogens.
A 20 million-year-old flea trapped in amber is thought to be carrying the ancestor of Black Death.
A 3.5 million-year-old bacteria found in Siberia could make it possible for humans to live longer.
Scientists have announced the discovery of a new type of antibiotic with the potential for more to come.
A sophisticated new robot is battling viruses and bacteria in hospitals across the United States.
Scientists have identified extraordinary types of bacteria that literally live and breath electrons.
Leading healthcare experts have proposed new measures to tackle the threat of resistant bacteria.
Extremely resistant forms of bacteria could find their way to Mars by hitching a ride on a spacecraft.
Russian scientists have uncovered a completely new type of bacteria in the subglacial Antarctic lake.
Fresh concerns have been raised over the potential consequences of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Scientists have discovered that the clouds above our heads are filled with microbial life.
Researchers have uncovered bacteria fossils so old that they predate oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere.