Manganese dioxide (illustrative)
Metal-eating bacteria identified for the first time

Bacteria that gain their energy from eating metal have long been suspected to exist, but have never before been identified.

Several rivers, nature reserves are safe to enter, Health Ministry says

The Health Ministry has greenlighted the Nachal Gilabon, Jordan River, Magrase Nature Reserve and Nahal Meshushim Nature Reserve to open to the public.

Scientists find a new plastic eating bacteria

Reports of scientists finding bacterial bugs, enzymes, or even caterpillars that eat or break down plastic have been heard before, so what makes this one different?

MRSA bacteria under a microscope
Hebrew U. study shows aggressive bacteria can be controlled or even cured

Prof. Nathalie Balaban and Dr. Maskit Bar-Meir teamed up and showed that bacteria thought to be resilient to antibiotic treatment may in fact be treatable.

Three dead, hundreds ill in Spain listeria outbreak - WHO

The WHO warned, however, that because Magrudis' products are so popular, and because they have a three-month shelf life, there is a likelihood of further cases in the coming weeks.

Zaki water hike
Leptospirosis outbreak in Golan might lead to mineral water shortage

Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that can cause kidney damage, breathing issues and other ailments, and can potentially be fatal.

Newly elected Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus att
UN orgs urge halt of unnecessary antibiotic use

Antibiotic resistance can affect anyone, of any age, in any country.

Bacteria (illustrative)
Legionella found in hospital in northern Israel

Legionella bacteria can cause a pneumonia that is characterized by high fever, headache, diarrhea, muscle pain, chills, increased phlegm and pain throughout the body.

Bacteria (illustrative)
Chemicals detected with nanoscale chip using bacterial cells

The Jerusalem-based team looked for ways to integrate all system components, including light sources and detectors, on-chip at the nanoscale.

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