Posts in: bacteria

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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

The fall of the five-second rule

The fall of the five-second rule

Researchers have debunked the idea that dropped food is still bacteria-free after five seconds

By | Posted November 9, 2016

How bacteria can control your brain

How bacteria can control your brain

The microbiome affects more than just your gut

By | Posted April 6, 2016

PODCAST: Neediness, episode 1

PODCAST: Neediness, episode 1

With Carl Zimmer and Zhiheng Pei

By | Posted February 29, 2016

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