From one tissue environment to the next, pathogens are challenged and react in different ways. Researchers have found two novel mechanisms by which the microbiota and immune system interact to protect against antibiotic-resistant pathogens.
To great surprise, many bacteria possess organelles that function as microscopic bioreactors, helping them thrive in niche environments.
Fermented foods are more than a flavorful companion to our dishes- they provide protection in a myriad of ways.
After a little makeover, this microbe can transform from a harmless friend to a dangerous foe.
Enter the world of microbiomes and celebrate this day with us!
Though the soil microbiome manages to thrive through the harshest ecosystems, scientists thought them limited by their access to organic carbon sources… until now.
Our skin is teeming with microbes crucial to its health. However, one microbe is not always the skin’s friend.
A story about two bacteria working together to produce a stinky rotten-egg smell.
Why would carpenter ants supplement their food with an acidic serum from their poison gland?
Sourdough bread has been part of human history for millennials but where do its aromas come from?