Remotely operated vehicle finds heterotrophs abundant in deepest part of the ocean
Scientists discover organism that hasn't evolved in more than 2 billion years
(Phys.org)—An international team of scientists has discovered the greatest absence of evolution ever reported—a type of deep-sea microorganism that appears not to have evolved over more than 2 billion ...
Researchers shed light on how 'microbial dark matter' might cause disease
One of the great recent discoveries in modern biology was that the human body contains 10 times more bacterial cells than human cells. But much of that bacteria is still a puzzle to scientists.
Origin of the Eukaryotic cell: Part II - Cytoskeleton, membranes, and beyond
Wireless electronic implants stop staph, then dissolve
Researchers at Tufts University, in collaboration with a team at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, have demonstrated a resorbable electronic implant that eliminated bacterial infection in mice ...
Bacteria become 'genomic tape recorders'
MIT engineers have transformed the genome of the bacterium E. coli into a long-term storage device for memory. They envision that this stable, erasable, and easy-to-retrieve memory will be well suited for ap ...
Engineered proteins stick like glue—even in water
Shellfish such as mussels and barnacles secrete very sticky proteins that help them cling to rocks or ship hulls, even underwater. Inspired by these natural adhesives, a team of MIT engineers has designed ...
Micro-5: Gut reactions in space
Our guts literally teem with beneficial bacteria. But not all bacteria are harmless. Disease-causing bacteria, known as pathogens, can infect our intestines, causing illness or even death. Bacterial pathogens ...
Scientists discover bacteria in marine sponges harvest phosphorus for the reef community
Did you ever wonder why the water is so clear around coral reefs? Scientists have known for years that sponges can filter water and gather nutrients from the ocean, making it appear crystal clear. For the ...
Research efforts yielding major advances in understanding immunological memory
Thames study: Rivers can be a source antibiotic resistance
Rivers and streams could be a major source of antibiotic resistance in the environment.
Researchers find link in how cells start process necessary for life
Researchers have found an RNA structure-based signal that spans billions of years of evolutionary divergence between different types of cells, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Colorado School of ...
Researchers find bubonic plague fragments on NY subway
It is universally acknowledged that the New York subway is grubby. What may come as a shock is that it contains DNA fragments linked to anthrax and bubonic plague.
Bacterial adaptive defenses could aid in disease prevention
Bacteria have a sophisticated means of defending themselves, and they need it: more viruses infect bacteria than any other biological entity.