March 12, 2013 Roller derby teams had distinct bacterial colonies on their arms before a bout, researchers found. After pushing and shoving on the track, those colonies were more similar. The research is part of the push to identify the microbes that live on (and in) us.
June 3, 2011 A newly identified staph germ may go undetected on genetic tests that are used to rapidly detect antibiotic-resistant varieties. The bacterium has been found in raw milk in England, and in people infected with staph there and in Denmark.