Laser-Triggered Nanobubbles Blast a Path into Biofilms
Laser-Triggered Nanobubbles Blast a Path into Biofilms
Researchers could one day use the method to deliver antibiotics to topical wounds infected by hard-to-treat masses of bacteria.
Laser-Triggered Nanobubbles Blast a Path into Biofilms
Laser-Triggered Nanobubbles Blast a Path into Biofilms

Researchers could one day use the method to deliver antibiotics to topical wounds infected by hard-to-treat masses of bacteria.

Researchers could one day use the method to deliver antibiotics to topical wounds infected by hard-to-treat masses of bacteria.

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Image of the Day: Living Art
Image of the Day: Living Art
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 12, 2019
Swirls of bacteria form on an agar plate.
Image of the Day: Micro Cleaners
Image of the Day: Micro Cleaners
Chia-Yi Hou | May 8, 2019
Microrobots kill bacteria and clean surfaces covered in biofilm.
Fossilized Brains Called into Question, Might be Microbes
Fossilized Brains Called into Question, Might be Microbes
Abby Olena | Apr 11, 2018
Authors of a new study suggest that 520-million-year-old structures, previously identified as the brains of ancient arthropods, are instead preserved microbial biofilms.
Image of the Day: Fungal Fireworks
Image of the Day: Fungal Fireworks
The Scientist Staff | Jun 26, 2017
The fungus Aspergillus fumigatus begins to grow biofilms as it develops into a larger intertwined network.
Image of the Day: 3-Billion-Year-Old Bubbles 
Image of the Day: 3-Billion-Year-Old Bubbles 
The Scientist Staff | May 10, 2017
Fossilized gas bubbles, formed from being trapped by microbial biofilms, provide the oldest signature of life in terrestrial hot springs.
Stress, Bacteria Trigger Heart Attack?
Stress, Bacteria Trigger Heart Attack?
Jef Akst | Jun 12, 2014
A study implicates the breaking up of bacterial biofilms on fatty plaques in arteries as causing stroke or heart attack following stress.
Film Stars
Film Stars
Anna Azvolinsky | May 31, 2014
Engineered bacteria can shape electricity-conducting nanowires.
Early Evidence
Early Evidence
Abby Olena | Feb 28, 2014
Fossilized structures suggest that mat-forming microbes have been around for almost 3.5 billion years.
Thwarting Persistence
Thwarting Persistence
Abby Olena | Nov 13, 2013
Researchers show that activating an endogenous protease can eliminate bacterial persisters.