Topic: Microbiology

May 15, 2017 Hardy Ancient Microbes - What helped certain kinds of bacteria survive through the ages and eventually thrive in hospitals?
April 20, 2017 Rapid Infection Detection - Scientists adapt a genetic engineering tool to the task of quickly diagnosing infections.
January 26, 2017 Germy Fabrics - Objects like blankets and stuffed animals can theoretically spread illnesses, but it’s unlikely.
January 20, 2017 Nano Silicon - Scientists strive to keep our spacecraft germ-free.
January 19, 2017 Planetary Hygiene - Scientists strive to keep our spacecraft germ-free.
January 1, 2017 Planetary Hygiene - Scientists strive to keep our spacecraft germ-free.
December 2, 2016 Fruit Flies & Beer - Beer owes its distinctive aroma to fruit flies.
August 26, 2016 Fungi Battery Recycling - Developing fungi that help to recycle old batteries.
July 13, 2016 Microalgae Digest Themselves - Plankton extend their survival by digesting their own internal constituents when nutrients become scarce.
March 29, 2016 Bread Mold Battery - Could fungi be a key to safer and longer lasting lithium ion batteries?
March 24, 2016 Cactus Water Filter - The drought-defying interior of the prickly pear cactus holds a secret to purifying water.
March 15, 2016 Insect Wings & Vision - Futuristic eye implants could fight microbes with structures that mimic the bacteria ­busting wings of insects.
March 1, 2016 Why Are Plants Green? - The dominance of green chlorophyll on Earth may have come after a more purple period.
February 10, 2016 Parasites & Chimp Behavior - A microscopic parasite compels chimpanzees toward their worst enemy.
January 19, 2016 Caffeine Eating Microbes - A major coffee pest consumes otherwise lethal doses of caffeine with help from a few of its friends.
January 13, 2016 Moonlit Migrations - Zooplankton in the Arctic Ocean migrate by the light of the moon.
November 26, 2015 Wine’s Fruity “Nose” - You can thank fruit flies for your favorite wine’s fruity “nose”.
November 12, 2015 Levitating Cells - A new technology levitates cells and probes them with sound to determine if they’re cancerous.
October 29, 2015 Gene Swapping Cheese Fungus - How the genes in cheese fungus get around.
September 30, 2015 Disarming Deadly Microbes - Disarming, rather than killing harmful gut microbes outright could preserve beneficial gut flora.
September 23, 2015 Personal Microbe Cloud - Each of us produces a cloud of bacteria as unique as a fingerprint.
September 10, 2015 Immune System Breadcrumbs - Cells in the immune system follow chemical “breadcrumbs” to find their way to an infection site.
September 1, 2015 House Dust Detectives - The microbes in your household dust can reveal information about your home’s location, who lives there, and even your pets.
August 21, 2015 DNA Data Storage - Is DNA the answer to our data storage limitations?
August 20, 2015 The Drinkable Book - A book that purifies water could help reduce waterborne illnesses in developing countries.
August 13, 2015 Cancer-Killing Viruses - Computer-based design software could speed the creation of cancer-fighting viruses.
July 23, 2015 Bright Clouds - Marine microorganisms make clouds brighter and more reflective.
July 20, 2015 Plankton Eyeball - Scientists take a close look at a single-celled organism with a complex eye
June 23, 2015 Bacterial Clocks - Splicing internal clock genes from one species of bacteria into another could lead to a novel way of delivering drugs at specific times of day.
June 8, 2015 Your Viral History - A new diagnostic test identifies a patient’s entire viral history with just a pinprick of blood.
May 28, 2015 Bug vs. Bug - Benign gut bacteria may provide a novel response to antibiotic-resistant pathogens.
May 25, 2015 Tara Oceans Expedition - Scientists circle the globe to study the world’s microscopic sea creatures.
May 20, 2015 Bacteria & Stomach Cancer - Bacteria that increase the risk of cancer hide out in the stomach.
May 18, 2015 Science in Cuba - Cuba is a global leader in cancer vaccine development, and normalizing of relations between the U.S. and Cuba could lead to new partnerships between scientists in the two countries.
May 15, 2015 Attack Bacteria - Bioengineers create bacteria that can act as smart drug delivery machines.
May 1, 2015 Predator-Sensing Algae - Unicellular plankton turn toxic when they sniff nearby predators.
April 17, 2015 Gut Microbe Diversity - Disease-stopping hygiene practices may also slow the spread of helpful microbes.
April 10, 2015 Targeting Glycans - Understanding cells’ sugar coating could drive the development of new drugs and therapies.
March 18, 2015 Gas Analysis - Analyzing the gas in our gut can provide a window into our interior ecosystem.
March 9, 2015 International Superbugs - Antimicrobial-resistant infections are a growing problem around the world.
February 12, 2015 Snail & Fungi Roundup - Batteries from snail shell proteins and medicines from carnivorous mushrooms.
January 20, 2015 Expansion Microscopy - Technology used to absorb water in diapers is also being used to blow up tiny tissues to make them more viewable by microscopes.
January 7, 2015 Cold Viruses vs. Cancer - Scientists hope to design viruses that fight cancer.
December 31, 2014 Science Breakthroughs of 2014: Beta Cells - 2014 Science Breakthroughs of the Year: Fighting diabetes with stem cells.
December 24, 2014 MRSA Skin Vaccine - Researchers are testing a vaccine against life-threatening antibiotic resistant bacteria.
December 16, 2014 Ocean Plastics - Scientists are getting a better handle on how much plastic we put into the oceans, and what effects it’s having.
November 26, 2014 Wine’s Fruity “Nose” - You can thank fruit flies for your favorite wine’s fruity “nose”.
October 28, 2014 Imaging Infections - A radioactive sweetener could help doctors spot dangerous infections.
October 21, 2014 Superspreaders - Learning about the immune system from people who catch germs but don’t get sick.
October 15, 2014 Fruit Flies & Beer - Beer owes its distinctive aroma to fruit flies.