Gut Microbiome May Help or Hinder Defenses Against SARS-CoV-2
Gut Microbiome May Help or Hinder Defenses Against SARS-CoV-2
The health of the microbial community is associated with COVID-19 severity, but it’s not yet clear if the relationship is causal.
Gut Microbiome May Help or Hinder Defenses Against SARS-CoV-2
Gut Microbiome May Help or Hinder Defenses Against SARS-CoV-2

The health of the microbial community is associated with COVID-19 severity, but it’s not yet clear if the relationship is causal.

The health of the microbial community is associated with COVID-19 severity, but it’s not yet clear if the relationship is causal.

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Julius Schachter, Renowned Chlamydia Researcher, Dies at 84
Julius Schachter, Renowned Chlamydia Researcher, Dies at 84
Max Kozlov | Jan 12, 2021
The UCSF microbiologist pioneered investigations into the deadly disease starting in the late 1960s that have led to the near eradication of trachoma, a chlamydia-related eye infection.
Laser-Triggered Nanobubbles Blast a Path into Biofilms
Laser-Triggered Nanobubbles Blast a Path into Biofilms
Jonathan Wosen | Apr 1, 2020
Researchers could one day use the method to deliver antibiotics to topical wounds infected by hard-to-treat masses of bacteria.
Artificial Intelligence Discovers Potent Antibiotic
Artificial Intelligence Discovers Potent Antibiotic
Amy Schleunes | Feb 22, 2020
Researchers used a machine-learning platform to test more than 100 million molecules for antibacterial activity.
Opinion: We Need More than New Antibiotics to Fight Resistance
Opinion: We Need More than New Antibiotics to Fight Resistance
Neil S. Greenspan, Arturo Casadevall | Nov 1, 2019
Metabolic disrupters, phages, and other approaches are going to be needed to treat the broadest possible range of patients infected by bacterial pathogens resistant to multiple drugs.
Image of the Day: Mother Machine
Image of the Day: Mother Machine
Emily Makowski | Sep 20, 2019
Bacteria grow and divide in microfluidic channels.
Stuart Levy, Antibiotic Resistance Researcher, Dies
Stuart Levy, Antibiotic Resistance Researcher, Dies
Emily Makowski | Sep 11, 2019
The Tufts University biologist and physician sounded the alarm on the effects of antibiotic use in animals.
Antibiotic Ineffective Against Citrus Greening: Study
Antibiotic Ineffective Against Citrus Greening: Study
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 19, 2019
Oxytetracycline, approved by the US government to combat citrus scourge, may not work—at least not as a spray.
Trial in Africa Probes Antibiotic’s Effects on Child Mortality
Trial in Africa Probes Antibiotic’s Effects on Child Mortality
Abby Olena | Aug 14, 2019
In Niger, fewer kids die when health workers administer azithromycin routinely, perhaps because of a shift in the composition of gut microbes.
Does the Microbiome Help the Body Fight Cancer?
Does the Microbiome Help the Body Fight Cancer?
Catherine Offord | Jul 10, 2019
Research in mice and humans is beginning to establish a link between the composition of microbes in the gut and immune responses to tumor cells, but the mechanisms are not yet clear.
How Bacteria Become Drug-Resistant While Exposed to Antibiotics
How Bacteria Become Drug-Resistant While Exposed to Antibiotics
Katarina Zimmer | May 23, 2019
A membrane pump found in most bacteria helps E. coli acquire drug resistance from neighboring cells even while they’re exposed to antibiotics, a new study shows.
Study: Antibiotics After Assisted Birth Reduce Maternal Infections
Study: Antibiotics After Assisted Birth Reduce Maternal Infections
Ashley P. Taylor | May 14, 2019
Delivery guidelines should be updated to reflect these results, the authors write.
New Jersey Makes <em>Streptomyces griseus&nbsp;</em>Its Official State Microbe
New Jersey Makes Streptomyces griseus Its Official State Microbe
Chia-Yi Hou | May 13, 2019
Governor Phil Murphy signs a bill honoring the bacterium discovered in his state’s soil, now known for its antibiotic compounds used to treat tuberculosis.
Barbara Low, Trailblazing Woman in X-Ray Crystallography, Dies
Barbara Low, Trailblazing Woman in X-Ray Crystallography, Dies
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 15, 2019
The former Columbia University professor’s early work helped illuminate the structure of penicillin, allowing chemists to make variants and broaden the scope of antibiotic treatments.
Without Action, Drug-Resistant &ldquo;Superbugs&rdquo; Will Kill Millions in Europe
Without Action, Drug-Resistant “Superbugs” Will Kill Millions in Europe
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 8, 2018
A report also concludes that an investment of $2 per person per year could forestall that fate.
Image of the Day: Bacterial Blues
Image of the Day: Bacterial Blues
Catherine Offord | Nov 1, 2018
A photograph of microbes producing the antibiotic actinorhodin is one of many images on display at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History this winter.
Probiotics&rsquo; Effects on the Microbiome Vary Widely
Probiotics’ Effects on the Microbiome Vary Widely
Abby Olena | Sep 6, 2018
Experiments in mice and people find that probiotic supplements don’t consistently change the composition of the gut microbiome, and may have adverse effects after antibiotics.
How Bacteria Eat Penicillin
How Bacteria Eat Penicillin
Shawna Williams | Apr 30, 2018
Scientists work out the specific genes and biochemical steps required for digesting the very drugs designed to kill microbes.