Higher levels of pollutants in the air correlate with reduced diversity of bacteria in our nose, hinting at a possible mechanism for why pollution causes disease
The gigantic Komodo dragons of Indonesia have been known to kill people – but their blood is rich with peptides that may destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Healthy skin has a mix of bacteria living on it, but increases in particular strains of Staphylococcus has been linked to bad eczema flare-ups in children
Eros protein is the first evidence that bacteria regulate mating of other, non-bacterial creatures
For the first time, two nanoparticles have communicated with each other to complete a task, potentially making them useful for targeted cancer treatment
The new experiments suggest that simple models can explain the behavior of thousands of interacting organisms. The post Swirling Bacteria Illuminate the Strange Physics of Swarms appeared first on WIRED.
But it will take more than science to solve the global shortage of snakebite medicine. The post Bacteria Are Brewing Up the Next Generation of Antivenoms appeared first on WIRED.
When raindrops hit the ground, they throw microbes into the air in aerosols – with possible implications for the climate, agriculture and diseases
This fall, farmers are harvesting 50,000 acres of the cotton planted with a microbial spray designed to improve yields in low-water conditions. The post Farmers Are Manipulating Microbiomes to Help Crops Grow appeared first on WIRED.
Babies eat germ poop, there are probiotics for goats, and certain viruses act as your own personal bodyguards. The post Germs Are Magic and Other Things We Learned From Ed Yong's New Book appeared first on WIRED.