bacteria

April 16, 2020

By shuffling DNA in and out of one gene, syphilis stays a step ahead of the immune system to resist eradication

October 31, 2019

The bacterium, Campylobacter coli, is one of the most common causes of diarrheal illness. New strains resist two drugs commonly used in treatment.

October 30, 2019

Large, mobile gene clusters protect against a type of toxic attack by rival bacteria.

October 18, 2018

Toxin Tre1 attacks competing bacteria by a mechanism similar to the way pertussis, cholera and diphtheria toxins target people.

September 26, 2018

In studies in humans and mice, bacteria confuse the metal gallium for a nutrient, and it works as a Trojan horse to destroy them.

May 23, 2018

Snijder uses advanced microscopic techniques to study the molecular machines employed by microorganisms.

April 26, 2018

Findings may explain how Staphylococcus aureus bacterium can colonize our noses but not cause infection.

January 29, 2018

The finding could inform test interventions to reduce or eradicate certain bacteria that appear to increase women’s HIV susceptibility.

January 16, 2018

Some nitrogen-fixing microorganisms contain an enzyme for the simultaneous production of ammonia and methane.

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.

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