The Hunt for Electrically Active Microbes
The Hunt for Electrically Active Microbes
A new portable instrument could help to lure useful bugs in from the wild.
The Hunt for Electrically Active Microbes
The Hunt for Electrically Active Microbes

A new portable instrument could help to lure useful bugs in from the wild.

A new portable instrument could help to lure useful bugs in from the wild.

immunology, microbiology, ecology
The Hunt for Electrically Active Microbes
The Hunt for Electrically Active Microbes
Shawna Williams | Jun 1, 2019
A new portable instrument could help to lure useful bugs in from the wild.
Mouse Diets Affect How Gut Bacteria Interact with T Cells
Mouse Diets Affect How Gut Bacteria Interact with T Cells
Shawna Williams | Jun 1, 2019
An experiment delves into how the microbiome shapes immunity.
Infographic: Microbial Moves
Infographic: Microbial Moves
Diana Kwon | Jun 1, 2019
Bacteria coordinate a pilus's movement based on touch.
Bovine Inoculations, circa 1870s
Bovine Inoculations, circa 1870s
Christopher DeCou | Jun 1, 2019
Lymph from cattle proved more effective at inducing immunity to smallpox than the older, person-to-person method.
Otto Cordero Studies Bacteria in the Wild
Otto Cordero Studies Bacteria in the Wild
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2019
The MIT associate professor wants to understand microbial communities in their ecological context.
Do Commensal Microbes Stoke the Fire of Autoimmunity?
Do Commensal Microbes Stoke the Fire of Autoimmunity?
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 1, 2019
Molecules produced by resident bacteria and their hosts may signal immune cells to attack the body’s own tissues.
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.