Mice fed bacteria isolated from elite athletes logged more treadmill time than other mice that got bacteria found in yogurt.
The chemical these bacteria produce appears to enhance athleticism
Bacteria live on our eyeballs, and understanding their role could help treat common eye diseases
Rather than wiping microbes out, antiperspirants and foot powders increased the diversity of microbial flora in armpits and between toes. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Just two Y chromosomes exist in a huge population of U.S. Holsteins; researchers want to know what traits have been lost
The bacteria, which normally live in warmer waters, have caused infections in waters near Delaware and New Jersey
Two monkey species who last shared a common ancestor 3 million years ago have "eerily similar" alarm calls.
First gene associated with cannabis abuse likely affects how people respond to the drug
It could lead to drones that fly like bats
Millipedes, often blind, have come up with clever physical signals to ward off sexual advances from members of wrong species.
People appear to consume between 74,000 and 121,000 microplastic particles annually, and that's probably a gross underestimate.
Cracking the nut’s “cyanide problem” could make it easier to cultivate sweeter varieties of this ancient snack
Changes could endanger promising medical research
Policy also requires ethics review for any grant applications to the National Institutes of Health that involve fetal tissue
Anthropologists found parasite eggs in ancient poop samples, providing a glimpse of human health as hunter-gatherers transitioned to settlements. Christopher Intagliata reports.
A new study used machine learning to show how “all mutations are not created equal”
Minnesota white-tailed deer have found an unlikely ally in bats, which eat the biting flies the deer attract
The now-extinct animals once lived from Florida to Alaska, and weighed as up to 100 kilograms
How DNA is used to store—and generate—information at extreme scales
Why dolphins, seals and other animals developed the capacity to sleep with half their brain awake