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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.

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

 

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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.

March 9, 2016

 

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Bacterial Clouds

Everyone contributes something unique to the world, at least when it comes to bacteria.

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