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.
Gut bacteria not only help digest food, they also signal to our brain that we've eaten enough.
Kids are more susceptible to earaches because their middle ear—not fully developed—are more likely to clog up with fluid.
Brain cells and slime bacteria draw from the same molecular bag of tricks.
Everyone contributes something unique to the world, at least when it comes to bacteria.
Bacteria release gasses that build up inside the body, causing it to float.
Babies delivered by C-section are not exposed to as much bacteria as those delivered vaginally, and therefore have a weaker microbiome.
Sewage treatment plants and landfills both release a lot of greenhouse gases in the process of decomposing waste.
Wearing contact lens dramatically alters the microbiome of the eyeball.
Medieval brew proves effective at killing antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria.