USC researcher Mohamed El-Naggar demonstrates how some bacteria grow electrical wires that allow them to link up in big biological circuits.
By Mohamed Y. El-Naggar and Steven E. Finkel | May 1, 2013
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May 20, 2013
It just goes to show the barriers between all forms of life are much thinner than we'd ever thought.
By Ashley P. Taylor
A bacterium’s ability to distinguish self from non-self can arise spontaneously, a study shows, reigniting questions of whether the trait can be considered an adaptation.
By Anna Azvolinsky
A love of the ocean lured Nicole Dubilier into science; gutless sea worms and their nurturing bacterial symbionts keep her at the leading edge of marine microbiology.
By Jenny Rood
Symbiotic bacteria in Caribbean reef sponges store polyphosphate granules, possibly explaining why phosphorous is so scarce in coral reef ecosystems.
And too few insights gleaned from them
Antibiotics given to infant mice may have long-term effects on the animals’ metabolism and gut microbiota.
Male and female mice utilize different immune cells to process pain, a study shows.
Putting the microbiome front and center in health care, in preventive strategies, and in health-risk assessments could stem the epidemic of noncommunicable diseases.
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