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A microscope image of Legionellales bacteria infecting a protozoan
Ancestral Bacteria May Have Invaded Early Eukaryotic Cells
The discovery that a group of cell-infecting bacteria lived roughly 2 billion years ago stirs a longstanding controversy around which came first: phagocytosis or mitochondria.
Ancestral Bacteria May Have Invaded Early Eukaryotic Cells
Ancestral Bacteria May Have Invaded Early Eukaryotic Cells

The discovery that a group of cell-infecting bacteria lived roughly 2 billion years ago stirs a longstanding controversy around which came first: phagocytosis or mitochondria.

The discovery that a group of cell-infecting bacteria lived roughly 2 billion years ago stirs a longstanding controversy around which came first: phagocytosis or mitochondria.

Legionnaires' disease
Legionnaires’ Outbreak in Flint Linked to Low Chlorine Levels in Water
Ashley Yeager | Feb 6, 2018 | 2 min read
New evidence supports the idea that a drop in concentrations of the disinfectant during the town’s water crisis caused several deaths and severe illness.
Legionnaires’ Disease Bacteria Found in Flint Residents’ Water
Aggie Mika | Jun 7, 2017 | 3 min read
The data cannot confirm whether an outbreak of cases in recent years in Michigan was caused by contaminated drinking water. 
Nanoscale Defenses
Edward D. Marks and Steven Smith | May 1, 2016 | 10 min read
Coating hospital surfaces, surgical equipment, patient implants, and water-delivery systems with nanoscale patterns and particles could curb the rise of hospital-acquired infections.
Copper Stopper
The Scientist Staff | Apr 30, 2016 | 1 min read
This research found that coating hospital surfaces with copper helped battle microbes and the infections they spread.
Legionella Strikes Again
Jef Akst | Sep 2, 2015 | 1 min read
Following an outbreak in New York City last month, Legionnaires’ disease pops up in Illinois and California. 
Legionnaires’ Bacteria at GSK
Jef Akst | Aug 14, 2015 | 1 min read
GlaxoSmithKline temporarily shuts down a manufacturing plant in North Carolina after Legionella bacteria are detected in two external cooling towers.
Legionnaires’ Disease Kills Eight in NYC
Jef Akst | Aug 6, 2015 | 2 min read
New York City reports its eighth victim of Legionnaires’ disease in the past month. Nearly 100 people have been hospitalized.
Pathogen Found in Wiper Fluid
Tracy Vence | May 19, 2014 | 1 min read
Scientists isolate the bacterium that causes Legionnaires’ disease in windshield-washing liquid taken from school buses.
Forced Feeding
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 1, 2012 | 2 min read
Editor's choice in drug development
Top 7 in Microbiology
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 26, 2011 | 3 min read
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in microbiology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000
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