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Antibiotic Affects Cow Dung

By | May 25, 2016

Researchers assess some of the downstream effects of treating livestock with a broad-spectrum antibiotic.


Post-publication peer review prompts the authors to clarify the ages of mice used in their experiments and share additional data.


image: Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotic Could Spare the Microbiome

Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotic Could Spare the Microbiome

By | May 9, 2016

A drug that singles out Staphylococcus aureus leaves gut-dwelling microbiota largely intact, a mouse study shows.


image: Most Gut Microbes Can Be Cultured

Most Gut Microbes Can Be Cultured

By | May 4, 2016

Contrary to the popular thought that many species are “unculturable,” the majority of bacteria known to populate the human gut can be grown in the lab, scientists show.


image: Bacterium Blocks Zika’s Spread

Bacterium Blocks Zika’s Spread

By | May 4, 2016

Infecting mosquitoes with Wolbachia greatly reduces the insects’ abilities to transmit the virus.


image: Earth: Home to 1 Trillion Microbial Species

Earth: Home to 1 Trillion Microbial Species

By | May 4, 2016

A new analysis of microbial data estimates that the world is home to 1 trillion species—of which only 0.001 percent have been discovered.


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Becoming Acculturated

By | May 1, 2016

Techniques for deep dives into the microbial dark matter


image: Microbial Ice-Makers

Microbial Ice-Makers

By | April 26, 2016

How one bacterium turns water into ice at nonfreezing temperatures


image: Billboards Attract Mosquitoes

Billboards Attract Mosquitoes

By | April 21, 2016

A marketing effort aims to trap Zika-transmitting mosquitoes by mimicking human scents.


image: Mapping Worldwide Zika Susceptibility

Mapping Worldwide Zika Susceptibility

By | April 19, 2016

More than 2 billion people may be at risk, according to a map of global environmental suitability for transmission of the virus.

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