02-24-2024
Bacteria in livestock are major drivers of human antibiotic resistance
Researchers at Duke University's Department of Biomedical Engineering have made a significant breakthrough in understanding how antibiotic resistance genes spread among pathogens and contribute to the development of resistance against new antibiotics.  This critical research, led by Professor Lingchong You and the team working in his lab, has identified a direct correlation between the exposure of bacteria to antibiotics and the increase in identical copies of resistance genes within their genomes. Studying antibiotic resistant bacteria The study reveals that bacteria in environments with high antibiotic usage tend...
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03-24-2017
Sea otters compete with dolphins over which animal is smartest
Dolphins sure do get a lot of credit for their...
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03-23-2017
Have scientists been up the wrong dinosaur tree since 1888?
Get ready for a bunch of big, hard-to-spell words. And...
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03-23-2017
Bumblebee declared endangered after all
Not only is the existence of the rusty patched bumblebee...
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03-22-2017
The accuracy of wildlife surveys has been put to the test
Whenever we see population estimates – whether for our own...
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03-21-2017
Wild chimpanzees live extra long lives
Chimpanzees seem to have a lot of things figured out....
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03-21-2017
Almond-crop fungicide could cause death for honey bees
The plight of honey bees today is well known and...
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03-21-2017
Mosquitoes target us using a second set of odor receptors
The mosquito’s olfactory system is its most prized possession. Female...
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03-20-2017
Earth.com Film Review: Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks
The very idea of a talking gorilla charmed the world...
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03-20-2017
Fossilized damselflies from dinosaur era display mating rituals
Insects’ mating rituals and appearance are a moment in time...
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03-19-2017
Tiny survivors: how tardigrades withstand extreme conditions
Tardigrades may be about half a millimeter in length, but...
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03-17-2017
Peacock plumage display catches the eye of other males too
It’s long been known that the purpose of the fancy...
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03-16-2017
Do mammals shrink when the planet warms?
Are we looking at a future with elephants the size...
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