Do we contain the most elaborate set of instructions?
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The answer – fewer than are in a banana – has implications for the study of human health and raises questions about what generates complexity anyway.
Close-up of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Poor testing methods and antibiotic use by GPs and urologists has left thousands of women with crippling infections.
Illustration of pressure sensing bacteria in soils from the ‘Computational Colloids Project’.
Carolina Ramirez-Figuroa, Luis Hernan and Martyn Dade-Robertson
Bacteria can produce their own 'buildings' so scientists are genetically engineering them to build ours.
It’s bacterial biofilms that give the Grand Prismatic Spring its colorful hues.
The vast majority of the bacteria that surround us are not free-floating but prefer to band together in cooperative communities called biofilms. How do biofilms form and cooperate?
Willem Dafoe brings a magnanimity to the role of the late poet Pier Paolo Pasolini.
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Rather than attempting to retell the life story of its subject, Pier Paolo Pasolini, this film simply presents a day in his life – his last day, leading up to his murder at Ostia.
Like something straight out of a biofilm.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Biofilms have developed to let nutrients in but keep antimicrobials out.
Food security is threatened when irrigation systems get worn out by biofouling as a result of smart dirt.
Smart dirt is made up of those germs clinging to the surfaces around us that have become resistant to the chemicals normally used to get rid of them.
Researchers have developed a new understanding of how bacteria intrude into implanted medical devices. The bacteria cells…