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September 19, 2017

 

Queen Bee on Honeycomb

Royal Jelly And Vaccines

Humans aren't the only ones that receive vaccinations.

September 6, 2017

 

A Komodo Dragon

Healing With Dragon Blood

A molecule found in Komodo dragon blood can destroy infection-causing bacteria in mice.

September 1, 2017

 

three women with face masks on

What Causes Acne?

Acne is linked to bacteria, but it's not clear exactly how.

May 1, 2017

 

A micro-shot of bacillus subtitllus bacteria. The background is bright pink, the bacteria looks like dark purple threads going in many different directions (but almost all connected) against the background.

What Did the Bacteria Say to the Other Bacteria?

The life of a bacteria community is a huge balancing act.

October 10, 2016

 

The International Space  Station over Earth.

Bacteria Astronauts

Bacteria from locker rooms, cell phones, and shoes was sent into space.

August 1, 2016

 

Electron microscope image of the bacteria (bordetella pertussis) responsible for pertussis (whooping cough).

Bacterial Hooks

Scientists have found that some urinary tract bacteria use a hair‑like fiber to avoid being flushed out.

July 11, 2016

 

Electron microscope image of the bacteria (bordetella pertussis) responsible for pertussis (whooping cough).

Recounting Our Bacteria: Fewer than We Thought

Some sources have claimed that 90% of our cells are non‑human. But is that truly accurate? Cal Tech believes that estimate might be way off.

May 26, 2016

 

man holds stomach, gesturing that he's full

My Bacteria are Full

Gut bacteria not only help digest food, they also signal to our brain that we've eaten enough.

April 28, 2016

 

ear infection

A Pain in the Ear

Kids are more susceptible to earaches because their middle ear—not fully developed—are more likely to clog up with fluid.

April 6, 2016

 

pond slime

Brains and Slime

Brain cells and slime bacteria draw from the same molecular bag of tricks.

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