Stories tagged: microbes
Thu., June 1, 2017, 3:28 p.m.
Women’s bacteria thwarted attempt at anti-HIV vaginal gel
Creating new HIV prevention tools for women has proven frustratingly slow and researchers have found another hurdle: bacteria in the reproductive tract.
Sat., April 30, 2016, 9:01 p.m.
Drinking coffee and wine good for microbes in the gut, scientists say
Scientists have some great news for those who love coffee, tea and wine: Drinking any of these beverages is associated with a healthier and more diverse community of microbes living …
Thu., March 24, 2016, 4 p.m.
Microbe with stripped-down DNA may hint at secrets of life
Scientists have deleted nearly half the genes of a microbe, creating a stripped-down version that still functions, an achievement that might reveal secrets of how life works.
Mon., Aug. 13, 2012
Those tiny microbes inside each of us offer big benefits
Taken together, the microbes living in you weigh a few pounds. Within our bodies we have more than 10,000 different species of microbes. That’s a lot of different life forms, …