Bronchiectasis Patients More Prone To Allergies, Study Shows

The Singapore-led study revealed that bronchiectasis patients are often allergic to fungi and dust mites, and that the specific allergens vary across regions.

Gut Microbes Help Turn Up The Heat

A research group in China has demonstrated that gut microbiota contribute to the activation of brown fat which helps to maintain core body temperature under cold exposure.

How Bats Carry Viruses But Avoid Getting Sick

Bats tolerate viral infections by dampening inflammation, according to research by an international team of scientists.

The Double Whammy Of Microplastics In The Oceans

Marine scientists in Singapore have found that microplastics in the ocean are home to toxic bacteria as well as microorganisms that can degrade pollutants.

Ebola-Like Bat Virus Found In China

An international team of scientists has discovered a new bat-borne virus related to Ebola with an unknown risk of transmission to other species.

Scientists Find Regulatory T-Cell Master Switch

Researchers in South Korea have identified Foxp1 as a key molecule required for the formation of regulatory T-cells.

This Fungus Borrowed From Bacteria To Break The Mold

A common fungus developed the ability to sense gravity by remodeling a gene it acquired from bacteria.

Solving The Puzzle Of Bacteria Propeller Assembly

Using high-speed atomic force microscopy, Japanese researchers have gained a better understanding of the stepwise assembly of bacterial flagella.

Growing The Model Organism Menagerie

Yeast, flies and worms may be mainstays in biology laboratories, but non-traditional model organisms like salamanders, giant protists and tardigrades are fast becoming easier to study.