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Crowdsourcing In The Bacterial World
2012-09-30 08:33:58

Waves at the beach are relaxing. Waves at a baseball game are fun. Waves in the bacterial world are deadly. This is according to a study offered by scientists from Rice University and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School.

2011-03-22 12:54:39

In a surprising new study, researchers using image-analysis methods similar to those employed in facial-recognition software have made a startling discovery that rules out the two main theories scientists had created to explain how bacteria self-organize into multicellular aggregate mounds.

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2010-01-08 08:25:11

A bacterial species that depends on cooperation to survive is discriminating when it comes to the company it keeps.

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2008-10-29 11:38:21

Like something from a horror movie, the swarm of bacteria ripples purposefully toward their prey, devours it and moves on.

2005-09-08 15:11:42

New research into one of the world's most social bacteria - Myxococcus xanthus, has discovered that it has a gourmet style approach to its consumption of phosphates, which provides a key clue to what makes it the most "social" of bacteria.

2004-11-27 03:00:16

Bacteria mix and mingle with microscopic fervor Welcome to a vibrant social scene that has operated largely in secret until the past few years. Its participants don't seem to mind going unnoticed.


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