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Two studies suggest that microbes play a role in weight loss.
Microbes may have eaten away at BP’s oil in deep water; now the marshland needs help.
A proposed project to sequence the microorganisms that inhabit our bodies could have a huge impact on human health.
A California biotech company is engineering microbes to produce cheap biofuels that could outcompete ethanol.
Zymetis is testing genetically modified bacteria that efficiently convert biomass into sugar.
Scientists examine new ways to manipulate the microorganisms within us.
A new type of genetic switch gives bioengineers better control over microbes.
ZeaChem’s pilot plant will make ethanol using termite microbes.
Variation in our microbial inhabitants could help tailor efforts to treat illness.