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April 19, 2018


Touched By A Bacterium

Scientists from Indiana University found that bacterium have a sense of touch.

January 29, 2018


From the source: (L to R) chimpanzee skeleton, a modern human skeleton, and a neanderthal skeleton.

How We Got Teeth And Bones

If our ancestors hadn't evolved the ability to form bones, we might be shapeless piles of goo.

January 16, 2018



Another Good Reason To Go For Thai Food

Onion, garlic, oregano and allspice alone all kill or inhibit up to twenty-nine different kinds of food-borne bacteria.

November 20, 2017


From the source: "The microbiome is comprised of microorganisms that live in and on us and contribute to human health and disease."

Is That Bacteria In Your Eyes?

A recent study found that mice have microbiomes on the surface of their eyes.

September 19, 2017


Queen bees help keep everything in order by releasing phermones which calms all the other male bees down- less aggressive.

Royal Jelly And Vaccines

Humans aren't the only ones that receive vaccinations.

September 6, 2017


A komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis)

Healing With Dragon Blood

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

September 1, 2017


Face masks are one way people care for their skin.

What Causes Acne?

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

May 1, 2017


Bacteria communicate with each other by releasing chemicals in a process called quorum sensing.

What Did the Bacteria Say to the Other Bacteria?

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

October 10, 2016


Bacillus safensis grew sixty percent better in space than on 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.

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