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How Do Infant Immune Systems Learn to Tolerate Gut Bacteria?
Diana Kwon | Jan 10, 2018
Scientists are beginning to unravel the ways in which we develop a healthy relationship with the bugs in our bodies.
New Insights into Tardigrades’ Ability to Withstand Drying Out
Kerry Grens | Dec 6, 2017
Water bears can reanimate after years of desiccation—and gel-forming proteins unique to the animals may explain how.
Image of the Day: Microbes on Fake Mars
Aggie Mika | Oct 18, 2017
By simulating the structure and composition of Mars’s rocky materials, scientists observe how the metal-eating, extreme environment–inhabiting microbe
could alter extraterrestrial environments.
Bacteria Found in Women’s Upper Reproductive Tracts
Diana Kwon | Oct 17, 2017
A new study identifies microorganisms residing in the human fallopian tubes and uterus, but some researchers are skeptical of the findings.
Image of the Day: Rainbow Gut
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 11, 2017
Rather than organizing into easily defined compartments, different microbes mix and intermingle within the mouse gut, scientists find.
Final Nail Hammered into NgAgo Coffin
Kerry Grens | Aug 3, 2017
The paper describing the gene-editing method is retracted.
Image of the Day: Fungal Fireworks
Staff | Jun 26, 2017
begins to grow biofilms as it develops into a larger intertwined network.
Researchers Discover Salt-Loving Methanogens
Abby Olena | May 26, 2017
Two previously overlooked archaeal strains fill an evolutionary gap for microbes.
Image of the Day: 3-Billion-Year-Old Bubbles
Staff | May 10, 2017
Fossilized gas bubbles, formed from being trapped by microbial biofilms, provide the oldest signature of life in terrestrial hot springs.
Study: Hydrogen on Enceladus Could Support Microbial Life
Diana Kwon | Apr 17, 2017
The plumes that erupt through the cracks on the icy exterior of one of Saturn’s moons contain molecular hydrogen, researchers report.