New insights into how ants and bacteria became a single organism may lead to a better understanding of the origin of complex organisms, researchers report.
Sept. 8, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: evolution bacteria ants science-and-technology symbiosis
The findings from a toddler’s severe infection with Shiga-toxin E. coli could help identify genetic markers and potential vaccines for the increasingly common pathogen.
Sept. 4, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: bacteria genes e-coli health-and-medicine food-poisoning
"It seems that evolution is myopic. It focuses on the most immediate problem, puts a Band-Aid on, and then it moves on to the next problem..."
Aug. 26, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: evolution bacteria e-coli science-and-technology
The way our immune systems react to COVID-19 could crack one of the pandemic's greatest mysteries: Why do some people get so sick while others don't?
Aug. 24, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: bacteria covid-19 health-and-medicine immune-systems
In the face of antibiotics, some bacterial cells use "necrosignaling" to warn their comrades and give them enough time to adapt.
Aug. 21, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: bacteria antibiotics drug-resistance health-and-medicine
A major hypothesis holds that Christopher Columbus and his crew brought syphilis back to Europe. But new evidence suggests it was already there.
Aug. 19, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: bacteria history featured health-and-medicine syphilis
"We were particularly surprised to find three different brands of milk powder formula, which comprised 14% of the microdebris contaminants."
July 31, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: bacteria pollution food oceans earth-and-environment health-and-medicine plastics oysters
Page 1 of 14