Posts in: bacteria

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Is raw milk cheese dangerous or delicious?

Is raw milk cheese dangerous or delicious?

Or, how I came to believe in the regulation change that keeps me eating delicious dairy products without fear.

By | Posted May 25, 2018

Could you lose your leg because of a tampon?

Could you lose your leg because of a tampon?

The biology behind the rare “tampon disease,” toxic shock syndrome

By | Posted March 9, 2018

Why fungi adapt so well to life in space

Why fungi adapt so well to life in space

In many ways, these little microbes are better prepared for space travel than we are

By | Posted March 7, 2018

Chemical 'aphrodisiac' jumpstarts the sex life of a single-celled organism

Chemical ‘aphrodisiac’ jumpstarts the sex life of a single-celled organism

Yes, it’s as messy as it sounds

By | Posted January 22, 2018

Lyme bacteria settled in North America far earlier than we thought

Lyme bacteria settled in North America far earlier than we thought

Insight into the disease’s ancient origins points toward the causes of the current epidemic

By | Posted November 29, 2017

Giving antibiotics a boost

Giving antibiotics a boost

Dr. Luca Guardabassi is finding new ways to weaken drug-resistant bacteria

By | Posted June 21, 2017

Could a forgotten therapy become the new panacea to untreatable superbugs?

Could a forgotten therapy become the new panacea to untreatable superbugs?

Bacteria-eating viruses regain interest among academia and industry

By | Posted May 1, 2017

Good mold, bad mold

Good mold, bad mold

What cheese caves have that your refrigerator doesn’t

By | Posted February 13, 2017

If civilization ends, how do I make a deluxe wattle and daub hut?

If civilization ends, how do I make a deluxe wattle and daub hut?

Asking for a friend

By | Posted January 4, 2017

Your spitting image

Your spitting image

Researchers are using saliva bacteria to tell people apart and detectives may be next

By | Posted November 16, 2016

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