Chinese researchers have revealed a new antiviral mechanism in rice, a discovery that could boost control against viral epidemics and guarantee food security.
This finding shows that even healthy individuals can harbor bacteria that are resistant to the strongest antibiotics known to man.
Thanks to human activity, antibiotic resistant genes are now widespread in estuarine areas.
The discovery of methane-metabolizing genes in ancient microbes is changing how scientists understand the global carbon cycle.
Researchers have found that certain antibiotic resistance genes are easily transferred from one bacterial species to another, and can move between farm animals and the human gut.
Mimicking how muscles push food down the esophagus allows microdevices to move fluids; adding an electric field helps to further control this motion.