Cloudy With a Chance of Icy Bacteria

What is the link between plants, frostbite, artificial snow and clouds? Bacteria may not be the first thing that come to mind, at least it wasn’t for me, but then again, considering the abundance and diversity of microbes, it may not be the most surprising of answers. Recently I came across an article which contained […]

Of Planes, Microbes and Clocks

Human microbiome is definitely one of the trending topics in biological science right now (admittedly, I also have been caught up in this trend and blogged about microbiome before). Each week new research announces it discovered a new role of the microbiome (last week there was a nice paper studying a link between alcohol dependency […]

How to Employ a Microbe?

For many people microbes are associated with infections, diseases and in general mainly negative things but some microbes actually do more good than bad for us. We often take for granted that without microbes we would not have many things that we eat and use everyday and, as a matter of fact, humans would not […]