Scientists elucidate genes needed for the unusual lifestyle of miniscule bacteria that live on the surface of larger bacteria.
Among the center’s goals are to explore the science behind dynamic communities of bacteria, fungi and other lifeforms.
When UW Medicine microbiologist E. Peter Greenberg began studying how bacteria communicate to organize themselves into communities and complete tasks, many scientific peers were incredulous.
UW Medicine scientist Pete Greenberg is honored for his studies of social activity among bacteria.
Outbreaks of norovirus and
Findings suggest a largely overlooked cellular signaling system may play a more important role in bacteria than previously thought.
Analysis of the outbreak shed light on its origins and transmission patterns, and assessed treatment and infection control.
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.