Bacteria That Feeds on Metal Discovered by Accident

​​A team of microbiologists has found a bacteria that feeds on manganese and uses the metal as its source of calories. This type of microbes was first believed to exist more than a hundred years ago, but none have been...
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Bacteria Can Extract Water From Rocks, New Research Showed

It might sound like a cinematographic Sci-Fi possibility, but it isn’t. It is the result of a study made by scientists from Johns Hopkins University, the University of California, Irvine, and UC Riverside. The primary role in the study was...

Bacterial Biofilms Can Store Information Similar to Neurons, Claims New Research

While a lot of scientists are busy looking for the 'big stuff' and trying to figure out how planets, stars, or black holes work, there is still a lot more to learn here on Earth. And even further, a perfect...

Researchers Intend to Use Insect Wings to Create Improved Medical Biomaterials

​A few insect wings, such as cicada and dragonfly have nanopillar compositions that annihilate bacteria as soon as it touches it. Still, up until now, the accurate mechanism that triggers bacterial death has not been discovered by researchers. Employing a...

Researchers Find Bacteria Capable of Converting Polyurethane Plastics Into Biodegradable Ones

​German researchers have found and identified a strain of bacteria able to degrade the chemical building blocks of polyurethane. The research has been published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology, and it might show that one of the biggest issues on Earth...

Researchers Analyzed the Way Bacteria Form Colonies on Our Tongues

New research showcases numerous communities of bacteria that live across our tongue, similar to human cities that organize in groups of different purposes. For instance, the spherical Streptococci species that love oxygen thrives around the external areas of the tongue, where they...

Chlamydia-related Bacteria Found in Deep Arctic Ocean

The newly discovered bacteria might indicate how chlamydia can infect host organisms, such us. Deep underneath the Arctic Ocean, sea ground lurks lots of recently discovered species of chlamydia bacteria. The species, relatives to the one that causes STI (sexually...

Researchers Alter Bacteria to Consume Carbon Dioxide

​Researchers in Israel modified a bacteria, which usually thrives on sugar, to consume carbon dioxide. The bacteria could be used to help manufacture long-term supplies of food and fuel, according to the scientists behind this alteration.  In a research that...

Alcohol-Producing Bacteria Cause Liver Disease In Non-Drinking Patients

A team of researchers has discovered a new type of liver disease, which is caused by alcohol-producing bacteria which live in the gut. The discovery took place by accident, but it could play an essential role in the future. The...