Could Tolerating Disease Be Better than Fighting It?
Could Tolerating Disease Be Better than Fighting It?
Quieting immune attacks against pathogens and even providing nutrients to the invaders could improve health, according to a new line of research.
Could Tolerating Disease Be Better than Fighting It?
Could Tolerating Disease Be Better than Fighting It?

Quieting immune attacks against pathogens and even providing nutrients to the invaders could improve health, according to a new line of research.

Quieting immune attacks against pathogens and even providing nutrients to the invaders could improve health, according to a new line of research.

cardiomyocytes, microbiology
Could Tolerating Disease Be Better than Fighting It?
Could Tolerating Disease Be Better than Fighting It?
Ashley Yeager | Jun 1, 2019
Quieting immune attacks against pathogens and even providing nutrients to the invaders could improve health, according to a new line of research.
Infographic: Commensal Mimicry in Autoimmune Disease
Infographic: Commensal Mimicry in Autoimmune Disease
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 1, 2019
Antigens originating from the microbiome may trigger an autoimmune response.
In a Warming Climate, Seaweed’s Microbiome May Mediate Disease
In a Warming Climate, Seaweed’s Microbiome May Mediate Disease
Carolyn Wilke | Jun 1, 2019
Kelp in warm, acidified waters develop blistered fronds—and the composition of microbial communities could help explain why, a study suggests.
Infographic: Immunity Isn’t the Body’s Only Defense System
Infographic: Immunity Isn’t the Body’s Only Defense System
Ashley Yeager | Jun 1, 2019
Symbiotic bacteria, metabolism, and stress pathways can all help animals tolerate, rather than succumb, to disease.
Could Manipulating the Microbiome of Artworks Prevent Their Decay?
Could Manipulating the Microbiome of Artworks Prevent Their Decay?
Ashley Yeager | Jun 1, 2019
Treating the microbial community residing on a painting with probiotics may offer a way to stave off biodegradation, a study suggests.
Three Studies Track People’s Microbiomes Through Health and Disease
Three Studies Track People’s Microbiomes Through Health and Disease
Emma Yasinski | May 29, 2019
The second phase of the Human Microbiome Project reports on microbial composition in prediabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and pregnancy.
Fungus Found in Australian Soil Can Oxidize Gold
Fungus Found in Australian Soil Can Oxidize Gold
Kerry Grens | May 24, 2019
The chemical process may make the metal more soluble and move it closer to the Earth’s surface.
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.
Fossilized Fungus Dates Back 1 Billion Years Ago
Fossilized Fungus Dates Back 1 Billion Years Ago
Chia-Yi Hou | May 22, 2019
Paleontologists find microscopic fungi in Arctic Canada that is reported to be about twice as old as the previously oldest known fossils of fungi.
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.