Image of the Day: Hair Brush
Image of the Day: Hair Brush
Cats’ tongues are covered in tiny spines called papillae, which help wick moisture from the mouth and onto the fur.
Image of the Day: Hair Brush
Image of the Day: Hair Brush

Cats’ tongues are covered in tiny spines called papillae, which help wick moisture from the mouth and onto the fur.

Cats’ tongues are covered in tiny spines called papillae, which help wick moisture from the mouth and onto the fur.

Japan, immunology, evolution, microbiology
Image of the Day: Pipelines
Image of the Day: Pipelines
Shawna Williams | Nov 19, 2018
Collagen tunnels through mouse lymph nodes ferry antibodies into the bloodstream.
Low-Gluten Diet Alters the Human Microbiome
Low-Gluten Diet Alters the Human Microbiome
Catherine Offord | Nov 13, 2018
A study of Danish adults reveals moderate changes in the abundance of multiple gut bacteria species, but the results might not be due to reduced gluten per se.
Fecal Transplant Heals Colitis Caused by Immunotherapy
Fecal Transplant Heals Colitis Caused by Immunotherapy
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 12, 2018
A case study of two patients with advanced cancer shows it might be possible to avoid a common and severe side effect of immunotherapy treatment.
Image of the Day: Bird Brain
Image of the Day: Bird Brain
Shawna Williams | Nov 12, 2018
Goffin’s cockatoos customize tools to accommodate a specific need.
Without Action, Drug-Resistant “Superbugs” Will Kill Millions in Europe
Without Action, Drug-Resistant “Superbugs” Will Kill Millions in Europe
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 8, 2018
A report also concludes that an investment of $2 per person per year could forestall that fate.
Gut Microbiomes Lose Diversity with Immigration: Study
Gut Microbiomes Lose Diversity with Immigration: Study
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2018
As people move to the United States from Southeast Asia, the microbes in their digestive tracts begin to Westernize, possibly explaining high rates of obesity and other metabolic issues in these immigrant populations.
Image of the Day: Bacterial Blues
Image of the Day: Bacterial Blues
Catherine Offord | Nov 1, 2018
A photograph of microbes producing the antibiotic actinorhodin is one of many images on display at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History this winter.
Image of the Day: Flood Protection
Image of the Day: Flood Protection
Catherine Offord | Oct 31, 2018
Aphids induce their host plants to produce tiny hairs that help keep the surfaces water-repellent.
Coral Reef Scientist Ruth Gates Dies
Coral Reef Scientist Ruth Gates Dies
Catherine Offord | Oct 31, 2018
Gates was director of the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology and a strong advocate for coral conservation.