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Tiny Worlds

From the social network in the soil to the ecosystem in your body, it’s amazing what’s hidden just out of sight

Your gut bacteria may be hoarding your medication

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Researchers have observed this effect in petri dishes and nematodes

Madeline Barron, University of Michigan

Your saliva affects the way you spread pathogens

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Marnie Willman, University of Manitoba Bannatyne

Researchers treat water filtration structures with candle soot, keeping bacteria at bay

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Water filtration is an important step in drinking water infrastructure and wastewater treatment

Iflah Shahid, University of Waterloo

Marine archaea make oxygen in the dark using nitrite

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Elise Cutts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Scientists starved E. coli for 1200 days to learn about bacterial evolution

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They saw two main lineages emerge and compete with each other — all in a single test tube

Madeline Barron, University of Michigan