Bacteria Archive

Klebsiella pneumoniae

The Evolution of the Superbugs

In August 2016, a woman in her late 20s arrived in a hospital in Reno, Nevada, carrying a particularly deadly strain of the bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae. The woman, who recently had traveled to India, and …

Infographic: What is H. pylori?

You have probably heard about the connection between the bacteria Helicobacter pylori and stomach ulcers. But how does this bacteria survive in the hostile environment of the stomach? This infographic provides a quick overview of …

The Human Microbiota and Obesity

As technology advances our ability to examine the populations of microbes, or microbiota, living on or in our bodies, interesting trends  are emerging from the data. With American obesity rates rising to over 34%, scientists …

What Lies Inside New York City’s Rats

To live in any city in America means to live alongside Rattus novegiucus– the Norwegian rat, also known as the common rat or brown rat. In New York, Los Angeles, Boston and Chicago, Rattus novegiucus …
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Could Deep Oceans Hide Life?

What could live in the world’s deepest ocean? We aren’t talking about the Mariana Trench or Challenger Deep; recent diamond finds support a long-running theory that there is an ocean of water trapped underneath the upper …