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Prehistoric ‘Aspirin’ Found in Sick Neanderthal’s Teeth

It's a good thing that Neanderthals didn't have tartar-control toothpaste.What looks to us like unsightly buildup has turned out to be a goldmine for...

A Revised Tree of Life

BACTERIACandidate Phyla Radiation (CPR): Branch of bacteria announced only in 2015; represents about half of the domain's diversity - and a third of the...

The Culprit of an Unprecedented Bacterial Outbreak in 2005 Has Been...

Back in 2005, 215 people were unexpectedly infected with the bacterium Streptococcus suis in Sichuan, China, which usually infects pigs and piglets. Within...

How Not to Die of Botulism

(Andrew Dinh/flickr)After tanking up on "pruno," a bootleg prison wine, eight maximum-security inmates at the Utah State prison in Salt Lake County tried to...

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is Launching a Superbug Into Space

In BrieftSounding a bit like the beginning of a sci-fi horror film, SpaceX is launching a superbug into space to accelerate its growth.tThe experiments...

Food poisoning bacteria infiltrate and help shrink tumours in mice

Eye of Science / Getty Images The bacterium commonly behind food poisoning may be an unlikely hero in cancer treatment. Researchers from South...

Bacterium lassoes its way from the mouth to the heart to...

A scanning electron microscope image of Group A Streptococcus (orange) during phagocytic interaction with a human neutrophil (blue). Credit: NIAID The human...

Microbiome science could bring a revolution in medical care

The human body is made up of roughly 10 trillion cells. That's a huge number, but it's dwarfed by the 40 trillion or...

First-Ever Semi-Synthetic Organism Opens The Door to New Forms of Life

A Happy SeparationWhat was once thought to be possible only through nature is now being created in the lab. Scientists from The Scripps Research...

Public advised to stay out of Kauai’s Waimea Bay due to...

Published: On Friday, the Clean Water Branch of the state Dept. of Health advised the public to stay out of the water at Waimea...