Microbiota

9.21.17

Scientists Have Found Thousands of New Microbial Communities That Live in 'Healthy' People

They incidentally found 54 bacterial species—as well as fungi and viruses—we didn't know lived inside us.

6.17.16

I Skipped Showering for Two Weeks and Bathed in Bacteria Instead

Are live bacteria treatments the future of skincare?

6.6.16

Meet the 28-Year-Old Geneticist Fighting the Future of Superbugs

The World Health Organization says by 2050, infections caused by ultra-resistant bacteria will be the leading cause of death, but this French scientist may have found the solution.

6.6.16

Meet the 28-Year-Old Geneticist Fighting the Future of Superbugs

The World Health Organization says by 2050, infections caused by ultra-resistant bacteria will be the leading cause of death, but this French scientist may have found the solution.

10.7.15

The Chemist Who Hasn't Showered in 12 Years Explains Why He Doesn't Stink

David Whitlock developed a spray that preserves the good bacteria on the skin.

5.21.15

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Plankton

The largest DNA sequencing effort in ocean science was published today in 'Science.'

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12.17.14

Here’s How Many Microbes You Eat in a Single Day

New research shows our meals are full of life.

10.13.14

Fecal Transplants Now Come in Pill Form

A new study put frozen fecal matter in pills to treat Clostridium difficile infections.