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09

Oct

3D-printed bacteria may unlock secrets of disease3-D printing allows scientists to build their own bacterial colonies in a number of custom shapes, enabling them to study bacterial defenses.

3D-printed bacteria may unlock secrets of disease
3-D printing allows scientists to build their own bacterial colonies in a number of custom shapes, enabling them to study bacterial defenses.

14

Aug

Why do bacteria become virulent? It’s all about the signalNew research pinpoints the how, when and why normally harmless bacteria can become deadly.

Why do bacteria become virulent? It’s all about the signal
New research pinpoints the how, when and why normally harmless bacteria can become deadly.

13

Jun

Bioluminescent art: Beautiful bacteria glow in the darkBioluminescent art blends science and creativity to create images that can only be seen in the dark.

Bioluminescent art: Beautiful bacteria glow in the dark
Bioluminescent art blends science and creativity to create images that can only be seen in the dark.

11

May

Nearly 70% of turkey burgers contain fecal bacteria, says Consumer Reports
Overall, 90 percent of the ground turkey that the magazine examined had one or more of the five bacteria they tested for.

Nearly 70% of turkey burgers contain fecal bacteria, says Consumer Reports

Overall, 90 percent of the ground turkey that the magazine examined had one or more of the five bacteria they tested for.

15

Apr

Beach bacteria: DNA tests offer quick results on water health
Local officials have to shut down beaches for 24 hours to test for E. coli and other bacteria, but a costly new test could speed up that process.

Beach bacteria: DNA tests offer quick results on water health

Local officials have to shut down beaches for 24 hours to test for E. coli and other bacteria, but a costly new test could speed up that process.

10

Mar

New bacteria found in Antarctica’s Lake Vostok
The findings still need to go through the peer review process for verification.

New bacteria found in Antarctica’s Lake Vostok

The findings still need to go through the peer review process for verification.

27

Feb


5 surprising facts about the microbes living inside you 



Every human is teeming with vast amounts of microbes inside their body. Isn’t it about time you learned about the things that call you home?            
Every human is teeming with vast amounts of microbes inside their body. Isn’t it about time you learned about the things that call you home?            

30

Jan


 Iron-oxidizing bacteria fooled into ‘eating’ electrons instead  



The new advance could one day be used to turn electricity into fuel.
The new advance could one day be used to turn electricity into fuel.

11

Jan


 Herbicide could make deadly bacteria more dangerous, says new study 



Researchers say glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, kills helpful gut bacteria, which may allow botulism and other pathogens to flourish.
Researchers say glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, kills helpful gut bacteria, which may allow botulism and other pathogens to flourish.

07

Jan


 Say hello to your 100 trillion invisible friends (aka friendly bacteria) 



Many of the bacteria an average person carries with them are friendly and even symbiotic because they have co-evolved with humans.
Many of the bacteria an average person carries with them are friendly and even symbiotic because they have co-evolved with humans.