The genetic code is highly conserved. However, some bacteria-infecting viruses called phages have redefined the code, possibly to fine-tune the timing of lifestyle transitions.
New covid-19 variants keep on arising and spreading, but can our bodies still recognize these variants and protect us from serious disease?
Phage Lambda uses genetic interactions to perform something human children need years to learn: counting.
Fermented foods are famous for helping with proper gastrointestinal function, but can they help with respiratory infections, like COVID?
Viruses are surrounding us, yet we do not know their origin. Are giant viruses the missing part to understand virus evolution?
As microbial pathogens continue to plague the Earth, we have found a way to combat some diseases employing their own kind: bacteria known as Wolbachia.
We’re not so different after all. Researchers have discovered that a human antiviral defense strategy likely originated in earth’s most ancient microbes.
A,T,C,G is our universal genetic alphabet, from viruses to human beings. But some viruses like to stand out from all of us and use another letter: Z.
Back to basics, viruses to treat infection and fight antibiotic resistance.
Viruses are the smallest known organisms. But some viruses are breaking records. Meet the “MImicking MIcrobe”: the Mimivirus, and learn about their possible origin.