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My antibiotics addiction means trouble for you!

The statement that antibiotics are addictive is of course nonsense, but my experiences with this type of medicine gives me often a different feeling. I will explain why… and get rid of some frustration on the way… 1,551 more words


From PNNL: "Decoding Microbial Interactions"


December 2014
Web Publishing Services

Deep sequencing gives insights into mechanisms of microbial interactions

Results: As scientists strive to gain a systems-level understanding of microbial communities, their task grows increasingly more complex. 437 more words

Applied Research & Technology

ANTHRAX: Bacillus anthracis

There’s nothing quite like a mail-order disease to propel a pathogen into notoriety. In 2001, several envelopes containing spores of the bacteria Bacillus anthracis were shipped across the United States, infecting those exposed with anthrax. 2,359 more words

Diseases & Pathogens

From AAAS: "Body's bacteria may keep our brains healthy"


19 November 2014
Elizabeth Pennisi

The microbes that live in your body outnumber your cells 10 to one. Recent studies suggest these tiny organisms help us digest food and maintain our immune system. 740 more words

Applied Research & Technology

From SPACE.com: "Microbes Found Beneath Antarctic Ice: What It Means for Alien Life Hunt"


The discovery of a complex microbial ecosystem far beneath the Antarctic ice may be exciting, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that life teems on frigid worlds throughout the solar system, researchers caution. 441 more words



No other disease has captured the modern imagination with such sensational horror as Ebola. The possibility of infection being transported into dense cities and the western world along with the possibility of bioterrorism captures our attention. 2,522 more words

Diseases & Pathogens

From The New York Times: "Our Microbiome May Be Looking Out for Itself"

The New York Times

AUG. 14, 2014
Carl Zimmer

Your body is home to about 100 trillion bacteria and other microbes, collectively known as your… 982 more words

Applied Research & Technology