Cellular and microscopic biology allow scientists to study cells and microorganisms. Cellular biology is the study of cells, including their structure and function. Microbiology is the study of microorganisms, which include algae, bacteria, and viruses.
Viruses need hosts to replicate and reproduce. So if a virus has no host, how long can it survive? It depends on a lot of factors.
Chloroplasts are where some of the most miraculous chemistry on Earth goes down.
Blood transfusions are required in the U.S. every two seconds. That's why the research from the Withers Lab, which converted Type A blood to universal donor blood using bacteria, is so groundbreaking.
No life, except possibly very small bacteria, would exist on Earth without photosynthesis.
Yep, fungi are all around us — in the grocery store, in the woods or living on your discolored toenail. And fungi can break down almost anything.
When an electron loses its partner, it creates a free radical. So is that free radical now potentially hazardous to your health?
While plant and animal cells are strikingly similar, the main difference between them is that plant cells are able to create their own food and animal cells cannot.
While researchers can't say from this small study whether hairy men are inherently germier than the rest of the human race, the results are startling.
This stunning sight is totally natural and totally cool.
Scientists started an experiment back in 2014 that will run for 500 years. The first results were recently published. So, what have they found so far?
Could these incredible new organisms provide clues about how life might exist in other areas on Earth — or even on other planets?
Researchers are calling for a new "Noah's Ark" to store microbes that might one day be valuable.
Scientists have found that ancient fossilized chlorophyll was dark red and purple in its concentrated form, which means that when diluted by water or soil, it would have lent a pink cast to earth and sea.
Dust traveling over the Atlantic from North Africa feeds both phytoplankton that makes the oxygen we breath and the bacteria that could kill us.
Scientists have found microbes in Antarctica that somehow survive just on gases in the atmosphere. This could have some exciting possibilities for determining how alien life on other planets could stay alive.
The mass of microorganisms swarming inside your favorite elite athlete's body may be a great business opportunity.
But the artwork is just the beginning of how scientists hope to boss around engineered bacteria.
We've known for while that our microbiomes affect our health, but new research suggest their circadian rhythms are tightly interconnected with ours.
A new study conducted on mice found a change in anxiety and aggression, and that probiotics could mediate any changes.
New studies suggests your gait may be able to predict something deeper than just a temporary mood.
It's all connected! Recent rodent research suggests that immune responses and social behavior may be more intertwined than we realized.
With 51 days and counting until the Olympics, Rio's busy dealing with yet another crisis: the presence of super bacteria at many of the Olympic swimming holes.
Trees? Fungus? Bacteria? It all kind of depends on how you define "alive" ... and how you define "thing," as this BrainStuff video explains.
Citizen scientists collected bacteria strains to send to the International Space Station. All grew exactly the same as on Earth — except for one, which grew much faster.
As if you needed another reason to find slime weird, researchers revealed that it moves toward light with tiny tentacles.
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