Guide to Bacteria: Friend & Foe

Bacilli and cocci

Bacteria is everywhere. They are microscopic organisms that are often associated with diseases and infections. Here at Bright Hub are numerous articles that deal with the many classes of bacteria, and the specific diseases each one may cause. Also included are the signs and symptoms of these diseases, and how they are detected by laboratory methods. Likewise, several articles enumerate the different medications used for treatment as well as the various measures to follow in preventing bacterial infection from spreading.

However, not all types of bacteria are considered pathogenic to man. Indeed, there are many of them that also play important roles in keeping the body healthy. Learn more about these good bacteria and how they function in the body in a positive way.

Latest Articles on Bacteria
Foodborne Illness: Common Sources of Listeria and Other Bacteria

Reports of food recalls for bacterial contamination are becoming more and more common. The news seemingly reports a new recall every few months. Where do these bacteria come from?...

Combating the Rise of Antibiotic Resistance

In many parts of the world antibiotic resistance has reached unprecedented levels as bacterial infections are able to outwit the drugs we throw at them, even some of the latest ones...

An Introduction to Helpful and Harmful Bacteria

We have a deep and long-term relationship with bacteria as our bodies, inside and out are swarming with these tiny microscopic cells. Some are friends others are foes. Which are the...

How Many Tests Are Required to Determine if a Person is Free of MRSA?

How many tests are required to determine if a person is free of MRSA? This is a common question asked by people who have been diagnosed or those who know someone with an MRSA. This...

Most Popular Articles on Bacteria
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    Griffith's Discovery of the Transforming Principle in Bacterial Organisms

    Frederick Griffith was searching for a vaccine against Spanish flu and was using two strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. During the process he discovered that gene transfer took place between...

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    Six Common Bacteria That Can Cause Human Illnesses

    While there are numerous ways humans can contract diseases, this article looks at six bad bacteria and the infections they cause. Discover ways you can spot and avoid some of these diseases....

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    Cocci Bacteria: Spherical Shaped Bacteria

    Curious about cocci bacteria? Read on to learn more about these tiny microorganisms....

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    Meet Your Favorite Bacteria

    Bacteria are some of the earliest organisms to have originated on Earth. There are countless numbers of bacteria. Some are good for humans, and others cause disease. Find out which are helpful and which...

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    Scientific Names of Common Bacteria

    Have you ever wondered which of the millions of bacteria are the greatest concern to humans? This list of scientific names of common bacteria provides basic information about the most common bacteria...

More About Bacteria
How is Renewable Energy from Chocolate Possible?

There’s a new reason for eating chocolate an it's not about health. It's about protecting the environment and solving the global energy crisis. By eating chocolate, you...

3 Common Shapes of Bacteria

There are millions of bacteria on the tip of a pin and we can't even see them. Of the many bacteria that we live with, there are 3 common shapes. Some bacteria can cause illness...






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