bacteria

October 18, 2018

A newly discovered toxin that some bacteria deploy to fend off competing bacteria stands out from others in the battle for microbial domination.  While many deadly substances have been identified among bacteria, this previously unknown toxin beh

September 26, 2018

The lack of new antibiotics is among the most critical challenges facing medicine. Researchers have been on the hunt for new drugs to combat "superbugs" that cannot be penetrated by current antibiotics.

May 23, 2018

Joost Snijder, who studies molecular machinery in viruses and microorganisms, will receive the 2018 Heineken Young Scientist Award in the Medical/Biomedical Sciences.  The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences  announced today that Snij

January 29, 2018

Early in the HIV/AIDS epidemic, men were thought to be at a higher risk for the disease. Today, according to the World Health Organization, about half of the 35 million people living with HIV are women.

January 16, 2018

Nitrogen-fixing bacteria are the chief means by which nitrogen gas in the air is changed into a form that plants and animals can use.

September 29, 2017

If you have ulcerative colitis (UC), chances are you’ve heard of (and may even use) probiotics. But you may not have heard of probiotics' counterpart, prebiotics.

September 27, 2017

Certain species of the gut microbiome seem to borrow a page from mercenaries in feudal Japan in their quest for supremacy.

August 14, 2017

A new study describes how head-on collisions between protein machines on chromosomes can disrupt DNA replication and boost the rate of gene mutations that help bacteria survive hostile environments, resist antibiotics, and blunt attacks by immun

A growing body of evidence indicates that the trillions of microbes that live on and inside our bodies—what’s called our "microbiome"—affect our health.

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