under the microscope

A bacteria may help immunize against stress and anxiety. 

“Intriguing new research suggests that a particular bacteria may have beneficial anti-inflammatory effects on the brain. Early studies in rodent models found that through injections of the bacteria the animals can be ‘immunized’ against displaying anxious responses to stressful situations.” | learn […]

under the microscope

Bacteria are eating antibiotics. 

“As if it’s not bad enough that bacteria are increasingly becoming resistant to our best antibiotics – some bugs are even eating the drugs. An international team of scientists has now examined just how the bacteria disarm and consume the […]

under the microscope

How bacteria ‘talk’. 

“Bonnie Bassler discovered that bacteria “talk” to each other, using a chemical language that lets them coordinate defense and mount attacks.“ This is a TED talk with a transcript available for my fellow readers. | learn more