Don't worry, they're really only interested in making beer
An antimicrobial peptide from Eurasian frogs can speed up tissue regeneration
These gene-slicers may help tackle HIV, Alzheimer's, and brain cancer.
Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.
Herpes, having a blast.
Weather can transport microbes long distances, and they can promote the formation of ice and cloud droplets.
The yeast S. cerevisiae is instrumental in brewing ale. But did you know that it's also instrumental in helping scientists better understand cells?
The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
Some of the greatest moments ever in figuring out how stuff works
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Controversial theorist Aubrey de Grey insists that we are within reach of an engineered cure for aging. Are you prepared to live forever?
Pack up that baking soda volcano - this science fair is hardcore
Nothing holds down world population quite like jumping genes.
It ingests hydrogen and carbon dioxide and excretes fuel
Or at least keep your teeth cavity-free. A growing chorus of medical researchers say our bacteria-killing zealotry is misguided. Instead of fighting bugs, they argue, we should train them to do our bidding and then set them loose in our bodies. The trouble is keeping them there
How to heal an infection that defies antibiotics? Another infection. Doctors in Eastern Europe have used lab-grown viruses to safely cure millions of wounds. So why can't we do the same here?
Researchers have learned another way Staphylococcus aureus evades the immune system
Last year's finding that "alien" Californian bacteria thrive on arsenic instead of phosphorus contradicted in new papers
Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others
If only I could make my neighbors feed me so easily
A war between bacteria and bacteriophages is being fought at the genetic level
Researchers have uncovered a new way Mycobacterium tuberculosis may gain antibiotic resistance