Mycobacterium leprae, the bacteria that cause leprosy, have the surprising ability to grow and reverse aging in armadillo livers.
It weakens the bacteria so that the immune system can destroy it.
From astrobiology to geology, a Moon base could serve as a laboratory unlike anything on Earth.
Three years after the pandemic began, we still don't know the origin of COVID. A strange lack of curiosity has stifled the debate.
Bathybius haeckelii was briefly thought to be the link between inorganic matter and organic life.
Ancient organic chemistry.
About 8% of our genome is made of leftover viruses from our ancestors' infections.
Scorpions would probably survive.
Antibodies can start forming in intestines over 10 years before symptoms arise.
Organic molecules can be produced by living or non-living systems. But the recent findings are very intriguing.
Many suspicious deaths of both humans and pets have been solved with the help of insects.
Biotechnology can convert enemy viruses into anti-cancer mercenaries.
Forensic researchers call such places “limited access environments.”
Since our arrival, humans have driven a seven-fold drop in the mass of wild land mammals.
Just as human beings diversified so that people in Asia look different from people in Europe, so too did their microbiomes.
The spray uses snippets of DNA to gum up virus replication.
HIV mutates rapidly, which has made the development of a vaccine an enormous challenge for decades. Finally, we might have one.
Roundworms at the monastery.
Organisms respond in similar ways to similar circumstances.
The antibodies elicited by the "S2 vaccine" not only neutralize COVID's multiple strains but also coronaviruses that cause the common cold.
It’s simple to make, easy to use, and should work against any variant.
A food safety researcher explains another way to know what’s too old to eat.
The good news is that it can be countered with acne medication.
Two ICU physicians offer a new approach to stopping it.
There's a fatal prion infection killing deer and elk across North America.
More than 90% of human faces are home to mites that live in our skin pores. These friendly guests might be merging with us.
A "bio-battery" made from genetically engineered bacteria could store excess renewable energy and release it as needed.
Scientists have discovered enzymes from several plastic-eating bacteria. So, why are our oceans still full of plastic pollution?
This isn't America's first rodeo with monkeypox. In 2003, the virus swept across America thanks to a shipment of exotic animals.
Researchers have discovered 830-million-year-old microbes living inside a salt rock on Earth. Could the same occur on Mars?