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Image of the Day
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
Chia-Yi Hou | May 8, 2019
Microrobots kill bacteria and clean surfaces covered in biofilm.
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
Staff | Jun 26, 2017
begins to grow biofilms as it develops into a larger intertwined network.
Image of the Day: 3-Billion-Year-Old Bubbles
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?
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.
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 1, 2014
Engineered bacteria can shape electricity-conducting nanowires.
Abby Olena | Mar 1, 2014
Fossilized structures suggest that mat-forming microbes have been around for almost 3.5 billion years.
Abby Olena | Nov 13, 2013
Researchers show that activating an endogenous protease can eliminate bacterial persisters.
Electric Microbe Hairs
Mohamed Y. El-Naggar and Steven E. Finkel | May 1, 2013
USC researcher Mohamed El-Naggar demonstrates how some bacteria grow electrical wires that allow them to link up in big biological circuits.