Probiotics’ Effects on the Microbiome Vary Widely
Probiotics’ Effects on the Microbiome Vary Widely
Experiments in mice and people find that probiotic supplements don’t consistently change the composition of the gut microbiome, and may have adverse effects after antibiotics.
Probiotics’ Effects on the Microbiome Vary Widely
Probiotics’ Effects on the Microbiome Vary Widely

Experiments in mice and people find that probiotic supplements don’t consistently change the composition of the gut microbiome, and may have adverse effects after antibiotics.

Experiments in mice and people find that probiotic supplements don’t consistently change the composition of the gut microbiome, and may have adverse effects after antibiotics.

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How Bacteria Eat Penicillin
How Bacteria Eat Penicillin
Shawna Williams | Apr 30, 2018
Scientists work out the specific genes and biochemical steps required for digesting the very drugs designed to kill microbes.
Opinion: “Drug Sanctuaries” Offer Hope to a Post-Antibiotic World
Opinion: “Drug Sanctuaries” Offer Hope to a Post-Antibiotic World
Rees Kassen | Apr 24, 2018
Drug-free environments, such as a designated ward in a hospital, might reduce the strength of selection for resistance.
Some Antibiotics Rev Up Host Immune Response to Viruses
Some Antibiotics Rev Up Host Immune Response to Viruses
Shawna Williams | Apr 9, 2018
The antimicrobial drug neomycin protects mice from some viral infections, complicating the picture of the relationship between antibiotics and susceptibility to viruses.
Antibiotics Increase Mouse Susceptibility to Dengue, West Nile, and Zika
Antibiotics Increase Mouse Susceptibility to Dengue, West Nile, and Zika
Shawna Williams | Mar 27, 2018
The drugs’ disruption of the microbiome makes a subsequent flavivirus infection more severe.
Increase in Global Antibiotics Consumption Driven by Income Gains
Increase in Global Antibiotics Consumption Driven by Income Gains
Shawna Williams | Mar 27, 2018
A study finds substantial growth in use of the drugs this century, linked to gains in wealth in low- and middle-income countries.
Many Non-Antibiotic Drugs Affect Gut Bacteria
Many Non-Antibiotic Drugs Affect Gut Bacteria
Catherine Offord | Mar 20, 2018
A new study finds that more than 200 human-targeted, non-antibiotic drugs inhibit the growth of bacterial species that make up part of the human microbiome.
Bacterial Cell Envelope Size is Key to Membrane Stress Response
Bacterial Cell Envelope Size is Key to Membrane Stress Response
Diana Kwon | Mar 1, 2018
Transmission of stress signals in E. coli is dependent on the distance between its inner and outer membranes.
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2017
Wildebeest, science advice for Trump, antibiotics, and more
Tiny Motors Deliver Ulcer Medication in Mouse Stomachs
Tiny Motors Deliver Ulcer Medication in Mouse Stomachs
Shawna Williams | Aug 17, 2017
The mini machines treated infection somewhat better than antibiotics plus the typical proton pump inhibitor medication.