How the Human Body Cultivates Beneficial Bacteria

How the Human Body Cultivates Beneficial Bacteria

Research into the complex ecosystem of bacteria that inhabit the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract has demonstrated that the body’s own T cells help to cultivate diversity and balance among its microbial residents. Creating this bacteria-friendly environment is accomplished by suppressing the immune system’s natural responses of inflammation and immunoglobulin secretion that would otherwise identify bacteria as […]

Bacteria Warp DNA to Prevent Dehydration

Bacteria Warp DNA to Prevent Dehydration

Research results out of Australia indicate that bacteria can warp their DNA to make them resistant to dehydration—a discovery that challenges the assumption that DNA’s biological usefulness is restricted to genetics. This structural functionality of DNA might help to explain why bacteria can continue to survive and reproduce in seemingly inhospitable environments. In addition, studying […]

Bacteria Could Be Used to Make Comfortable Living Chairs

Bacteria Could Be Used to Make Comfortable Living Chairs

Comfortable living chairs made from E.coli bacteria will be coming to stores near you, sooner than you might think! Imagine sitting in living chairs that will mold themselves to your body, and allow you to sit in comfort. Such living chairs made from bacteria could become a reality soon, according to a team of scientific […]