Image of the Day: Microscopic Creatures
Image of the Day: Microscopic Creatures
View the top three winners of this year’s Nikon Small World in Motion Competition.
Image of the Day: Microscopic Creatures
Image of the Day: Microscopic Creatures

View the top three winners of this year’s Nikon Small World in Motion Competition.

View the top three winners of this year’s Nikon Small World in Motion Competition.

microbiology
Single-Celled Organism Appears to Make Decisions
Single-Celled Organism Appears to Make Decisions
Ruth Williams | Dec 5, 2019
The unicellular species Stentor roeseli performs a form of sequential decision-making to avoid irritating stimuli.
A Last-Minute Science Dash to an Erupting Volcano
A Last-Minute Science Dash to an Erupting Volcano
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2019
Researchers plan an oceanographic expedition to understand why a phytoplankton bloom developed as molten lava flowed into the sea east of Hawaii's Big Island.
Life Rides the Wind in the Desert
Life Rides the Wind in the Desert
Ashley Yeager | Dec 1, 2019
As the afternoon breezes blow harder in the Atacama Desert—a place so desolate it’s used as a model of Mars—more microbes move into its driest regions.
Lab-Evolved <em>E. coli</em> Consume Carbon Dioxide
Lab-Evolved E. coli Consume Carbon Dioxide
Emily Makowski | Nov 27, 2019
Bacteria that take in inorganic carbon could have applications in sustainable biofuels.
Drug-Resistant Flu Can Emerge After Patients Take Antiviral
Drug-Resistant Flu Can Emerge After Patients Take Antiviral
Kerry Grens | Nov 26, 2019
Roughly a quarter of 38 viral samples from people treated with Xofluza had mutations in their genomes that made the pathogens less susceptible to the drug.
Image of the Day: Painting with Microbes
Image of the Day: Painting with Microbes
Emily Makowski | Nov 22, 2019
See this year’s winners of the American Society for Microbiology’s agar art competition.
China Approves Alzheimer&rsquo;s Treatment that Targets the Microbiome
China Approves Alzheimer’s Treatment that Targets the Microbiome
Kerry Grens | Nov 5, 2019
Oligomannate, derived from a compound in seaweed, suppresses neural inflammation caused by gut bacteria in mice.
Opinion: We Need More than New Antibiotics to Fight Resistance
Opinion: We Need More than New Antibiotics to Fight Resistance
Neil S. Greenspan, Arturo Casadevall | Nov 1, 2019
Metabolic disrupters, phages, and other approaches are going to be needed to treat the broadest possible range of patients infected by bacterial pathogens resistant to multiple drugs.
Living Electrical Wires Plug into Worm Tubes for Stability
Living Electrical Wires Plug into Worm Tubes for Stability
Nicoletta Lanese | Nov 1, 2019
Cable bacteria can live in stirred-up sediments by associating with structures built by Chaetopterus variopedatus.