drug addiction, microbiology
Researchers Discover Salt-Loving Methanogens
Researchers Discover Salt-Loving Methanogens
Abby Olena | May 26, 2017
Two previously overlooked archaeal strains fill an evolutionary gap for microbes.
Companies Pursue Diagnostics that Mine the Microbiome
Companies Pursue Diagnostics that Mine the Microbiome
Andrea Anderson | May 22, 2017
Tests so far typically screen for risky patterns that may augment traditional types of clinical data.
Breast Milk Contributes Significantly to Babies' Bacteria
Breast Milk Contributes Significantly to Babies' Bacteria
Ashley P. Taylor | May 10, 2017
Thirty percent of bacteria found in babies' guts came from mothers' milk, a study finds.
Warmer Temps Tied to Altered Microbiome in Lizards
Warmer Temps Tied to Altered Microbiome in Lizards
Ashley P. Taylor | May 8, 2017
Bacterial differences after three-month temperature hikes, modeled after global warming predictions, were evident one year later, a study found.
Future Homes May Have Bioreactive Walls
Future Homes May Have Bioreactive Walls
Benjamin Skuse | May 1, 2017
Researchers are redesigning the humble brick to produce electricity, to clean water and air, and to harvest valuable compounds.
Will Komodo Dragons Yield the Next Blockbuster Antibiotic?
Will Komodo Dragons Yield the Next Blockbuster Antibiotic?
Jef Akst | May 1, 2017
The giant lizards have numerous microbicidal compounds in their blood.
Gut Microbes Contribute to Age-Associated Inflammation in Mice
Gut Microbes Contribute to Age-Associated Inflammation in Mice
Abby Olena | Apr 12, 2017
A mouse study reveals a causal link between changes in intestinal microbiota and increasing inflammation as the rodents age.
Behavioral Changes in Mice Given Antibiotics in Early Life
Behavioral Changes in Mice Given Antibiotics in Early Life
Jef Akst | Apr 10, 2017
Mice exposed to low doses of penicillin in utero or as young pups exhibited long-term behavioral differences not seen in their non-exposed counterparts, according to a study.
Study: Microbes from Young Fish Extend Older Fish’s Lives
Study: Microbes from Young Fish Extend Older Fish’s Lives
Kerry Grens | Apr 5, 2017
Recolonizing middle-aged animals with bacteria from younger ones kept killifish alive longer than usual, researchers report.
In Certain Social Bees, Gut Microbiomes Follow Phylogeny
In Certain Social Bees, Gut Microbiomes Follow Phylogeny
Ashley P. Taylor | Mar 29, 2017
Corbiculate bees and their gut-dwelling microbes have been coevolving since the social species evolved from their solitary ancestors around 80 million years ago, scientists suggest.