bacteria

Cheese

This 3,200 Year Old Egyptian Cheese Is Cursed With a Deadly Pathogen

The cheese, made from both cow and sheep/goat milk, is contaminated with infectious bacteria.
Becky Ferreira
8.16.18
Science Solved It

To Solve a Medical Mystery, This Doctor Drank Live Bacteria

Dr. Barry Marshall swallowed helicobacter pylori to prove it was the cause of a common ailment.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.31.18
Greenhouse Gases

Feeding Cows Space Food Could Reduce Greenhouse Gases

Scientists want to bring back an environmentally friendly food source NASA tested on its astronauts in the 1960s: bacteria. Germs never tasted so good.
Mirjam Guesgen
6.27.18
antibiotic resistance

Bacteria-Killing Viruses Found in a Pond Knocked Out an Antibiotic-Resistant Infection

Phage therapy isn’t a new idea, but it’s taken a while to gain traction in the US.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.8.18
E-Coli

New Method Evaluates Antibiotics Based on the Tiny Vibrations of Dying Microbes

The NIST-developed technique could greatly speed up the process of diagnosing infections.
Michael Byrne
10.9.17
nanotechnology

New Nanofibers Detect Motion of Individual Bacteria, Muscle cells

Engineers have built a nanoscale stethoscope, basically.
Michael Byrne
5.15.17
Not-so-super bugs

These Are the Most Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs in the World

As these bugs develop resistance to our last line of defense, it puts us in a serious pickle.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.27.17
slime

Bacteria Use Electrical Zaps to Recruit Others to Their Slime Colonies

It’s the internet of bacteria.
Bryson Masse
1.12.17
climate change

Not Even Bacteria Are Safe from Climate Change

They’re a canary in a coal mine for greater damage.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
12.23.16
videos

The New Adidas Are Made From Lab-Grown Spider Silk

The Futurecraft Biofabric will be 100 percent biodegradable, according to the apparel company.
Samantha Cole
11.25.16
Health

There’s No Need to Wash Your Turkey, and It Could Make You Sick If You Do

It’s not only unnecessary, it could be dangerous.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.24.16
bacteria

Armpit Bacteria Transplants Could Save Us From Our Stink

Chris Callewaert, aka ‘Dr. Armpit,’ studies the microbiome’s relationship to body odor.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.17.16