Nearly half of bacteria gathered in public settings around the city were resistant to two or more commonly used antibiotics, like penicillin and erythromycin. Christopher Intagliata reports.-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The bacteria are not a major threat, but they could transfer their resistance to more dangerous pathogens-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
(University of Tennessee at Knoxville) By acting as gatekeepers, microbes can affect geological processes that move carbon from the earth's surface into its deep interior, according to a study published in Nature and coauthored by microbiologist...
(Ohio State University) A new study indicates that the microbes we track into buildings--the microscopic bacteria and other microorganisms that thrive on our skin and outdoors--can help break down harmful chemicals in household dust.
One scientist has tantalizing results, but others are not convinced-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
(Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies ) A Yale-led research team conducted an experiment that suggests microbes can specialize within plant species, which can promote plant species diversity and increased seed dispersal.
New antibiotics will help, but vaccines are a more immediate, complementary solution-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com