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How bacteria “talk”

Bonnie Bassler discovered that bacteria "talk" to each other, using a chemical language that lets them coordinate defense and mount attacks. The find has...

Animations of unseeable biology

Animations of unseeable biology We have no ways to directly observe molecules and what they do — but Drew Berry wants to change that. He...

Stop “Bad Science”

Stop "Bad Science" Check out the video.

Meet your microbes

Meet your microbes Our bodies are covered in a sea of microbes — both the pathogens that make us sick and the "good" microbes, about...

Laser-heated gold nanorods to cure cancer

Laser-heated gold nanorods to cure cancer Researchers in Georgia have used laser-heated gold nanorods to disable the mechanism cancer cells use to spread to other sites...

Lab on a chip – Curing diseases

The Rutgers engineers have invented a new kind of “lab-on-a-chip,” a biosensor that fits multiple functions that have traditionally required the use of a laboratory into one...

Antibiotic resistance causing genes – Traceback

Antibiotic resistance causing genes - Traceback In what could be compared to finding patient zero in an outbreak, researchers have traced genes for antibiotic resistance...

Viruses used to Make Superbugs Commit Suicide

The gene-editing technology called CRISPR has its origins as a bacterial immune system against viruses, a feature which could be turned against them in...

Artificial Photosynthesis to produce fuel for tomorrow

Artificial Photosynthesis to produce fuel for tomorrow Check out the video.

We’re covered in germs. Let’s design for that

We're covered in germs. Let's design for that. Our bodies and homes are covered in microbes — some good for us, some bad for us....
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