By shuffling DNA in and out of one gene, syphilis stays a step ahead of the immune system to resist eradication
The bacterium, Campylobacter coli, is one of the most common causes of diarrheal illness. New strains resist two drugs commonly used in treatment.
Large, mobile gene clusters protect against a type of toxic attack by rival bacteria.
Toxin Tre1 attacks competing bacteria by a mechanism similar to the way pertussis, cholera and diphtheria toxins target people.
In studies in humans and mice, bacteria confuse the metal gallium for a nutrient, and it works as a Trojan horse to destroy them.
Snijder uses advanced microscopic techniques to study the molecular machines employed by microorganisms.
Findings may explain how Staphylococcus aureus bacterium can colonize our noses but not cause infection.
The finding could inform test interventions to reduce or eradicate certain bacteria that appear to increase women’s HIV susceptibility.
Some nitrogen-fixing microorganisms contain an enzyme for the simultaneous production of ammonia and methane.
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.