Martin Blaser

May. 23, 2014

Are Microbes Winning the Antibiotic Arms Race?

We're running out of antibiotics, and drug companies have little incentive to develop new ones. Can we save the ones we already have?

missing microbes, antibiotic resistance, modern plagues

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Stomach Bug May Help Battle Asthma

Could a bacterium thought to be responsible for stomach ulcers help ward off childhood asthma?

asthma, allergies, ulcers, bacteria, pylori

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How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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