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Posts tagged bacteria

April 29, 2015


conceptual art in yogurt-y cream colors

Word of the Day: Yogurt

Yogurt is made up of living bacteria that help regulate your digestive tract.

April 27, 2015


E. Coli on augur plate

Fuel-making Bacteria

Bacteria may soon be leading the charge of high-energy biofuel.

April 14, 2015


bacteriophage on the attack

Can Bacteria Get Sick?

Bacteriophages turn the table on bacteria and the hunter becomes the hunted.

April 8, 2015


acne-riddled skin covered up with makeup

Acne-Fighting Bacteria

Get tough on acne and fight bacteria with bacteria.

February 27, 2015


sunset in the Arctic

Arctic Sunlight Can Speed Up the Greenhouse Effect

Global warming has created a feedback loop, wherein Arctic sunlight converts thawing ice into more CO2.

November 20, 2014


woman in bed holds stomach in pain

Something I Ate

What you're calling a stomach "flu" is probably food poisoning, and you might be the cause of it.

October 27, 2014


Anthrax bacteria (green) being swallowed by an immune system cell

Anthrax Attacks

Anthrax is an infectious disease caused when spore-forming bacteria enter the body.

September 7, 2014


A doorknob on a wooden door, which is partly open. A radiator is inside the room.

Potential Forensic Applications Of Microbial Samples

Researchers at the Home Biome Project trace bacterial samples back to specific houses.

August 20, 2014


Arm with IV

Infection-Chomping Viruses

Scientists harness the power of viruses to fight off deadly bacterial infections.

July 29, 2014


dark chocolate bar and sprinkle of cocoa powder

Why Dark Chocolate Is Good For You

Seemingly decadent, eating dark chocolate is actually good for your heart. Scientists may have finally figured out why.

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