Microbiology

Low Power Microbes Discovery Could Shake Up The Search For Life On Other Planets

We eat various foods and our metabolism converts it to energy our bodies can use. This is a hallmark of life, across plants, animals, algae and bacteria. Energy is a defining characteristic of living. ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 6 2020 - 10:18am

Viroids: Brazilian Plants Are Infested With 200 Natural Pathogens, But Here Is How Science Can Help

An annotated list of 219 pathogens that infect plants in Brazil, including many agriculturally important species, shows just how precarious things can be when it comes to maintaining an affordable, sustainable food supply. ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 6 2020 - 10:36am

IBD: How A Class Of Killer T Cells Goes Rogue

Between 6 and 8 million people worldwide suffer from inflammatory bowel disease, a group of chronic intestinal disorders that can cause belly pain, urgent and frequent bowel movements, bloody stools and weight loss. New research suggests that a malfunctio ...

Article - The Conversation - Aug 23 2020 - 3:56pm

How Does A Virus Win?

To estimate infection rates of viruses like SARS-CoV-2, immunologists use a basic reproduction number, known as R0 (pronounced “R naught”)- an expression of the number of people likely to catch a disease from one contagious person- and a Susceptible-Infect ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 29 2020 - 10:40am