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2015-02-05 16:30:00

Most Identifiable Bacteria are Harmless, but a Few are Linked to Disease or are Treatment-Resistant NEW YORK, Feb.

microbes NYC subways
2015-02-05 14:12:55

The microbes that call the New York City subway system home are mostly harmless, but include samples of disease-causing bacteria that are resistant to drugs--and even DNA fragments associated with anthrax and Bubonic plague--according to a citywide microbiome map published today by Weill Cornell Medical College investigators.

bacteria scoffs evolution
2015-02-03 12:27:00

Through the examination of tiny microscopic fossils, a large team of biologists has found that a community of deep-sea microbes hasn’t evolved at all in more than 2 billion years, according to a new studt published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

2015-01-30 23:09:02

Pastor at The House of Yahweh says people cannot make proper decisions, because they are not getting what is needed from the food supply, all due to simple Biblical Laws being ignored.

hoopoe Upupa epops
2015-01-14 14:32:25

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Think helicopter parents take extreme measures to protect their offspring? Think again. Researchers from the University of Granada, along with along with colleagues from the Higher Council of Scientific Research (CSIC), have discovered the hoopoe (Upupa epops) coats its eggs with a bacterial secretion. The question was: Why, though? The study authors concluded that the secretion must provide some type of barrier to prevent...

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2014-12-28 19:26:38

Scientists from UCLA, J. Craig Venter Institute and the University of Washington have achieved a major breakthrough in the understanding of what they call “microbial dark matter”.

microbes
2014-12-17 08:54:37

And early humans didn't even have Whole Foods to get their probiotics from.

toilet microbes
2014-12-04 03:00:26

Microbial succession in a sterilized restroom begins with bacteria from the gut and the vagina, and is followed shortly by microbes from the skin.

turkey vulture
2014-11-28 03:15:53

How is it that vultures can live on a diet of carrion that would at least lead to severe food-poisoning, and more likely kill most other animals?

Illustration: Jeremy Teaford; photo Anna-Louise Reysenbach
2014-11-24 04:00:02

One of the most mysterious forms of life may turn out to be a rich and untapped source of antibacterial drugs.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.