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Teamwork enables bacterial survival

Mutualism, a phenomenon in which different species benefit from their interactions with each other, can help bacteria form drug-resistant communities. Pictured is an artist's...

How did birds get their wings? Bacteria may provide a clue,...

How did birds get their wings? Bacteria may provide a clue, say scientists.The evolution of major novel traits -- characteristics such as wings, flowers,...

Yeast infection linked to mental illness

Candida. Candida albicans is a yeastlike fungus naturally found in small amounts in human digestive tracts, but its overgrowth in warm, moist environments causes...

Antibiotics allow gut pathogens to ‘breathe’

Antibiotics are essential for fighting bacterial infection, but, paradoxically, they can also make the body more prone to infection and diarrhea.Exactly how the resident...