Researchers discovered that bacteria can evolve much more efficiently than once thought, which might help develop better ways to treat nasty infections.
New research shows life, especially bacterial life, is much more diverse than previously thought.Read more
Bacteria have a system that can recognize and disrupt dangerous viruses using a newly identified mechanism involving ribonucleic acid (RNA).Read more
Spending time in close contact with others often means risking catching germs and getting sick. But being sociable may also help transmit beneficial microbes, finds a new study.Read more
A new study by UT Austin anthropologists shows for the first time that epigenetic marks on DNA can be detected in a large number of ancient human remains, which may lead to further understanding about the effects of famine and disease in the ancient world.Read more