Army of swimming microbots eradicate deadly pneumonia infection from mice lungs

An artist’s interpretation of microbots swimming through the lungs of mice to kill pneumonia-causing bacteria. (Image credit: Wang lab/UC San Diego) (opens in new tab) Researchers have successfully eradicated deadly pneumonia infections from the lungs of mice by pouring armies of swimming microbots down the rodents’ windpipes. The unorthodox treatment, which directly targets the site […]

High-sugar diet disrupts the gut microbiome, leading to obesity (in mice)

Sugar may disrupt the community of bacteria living in the gut, thereby depleting crucial immune cells and causing obesity down the line, a new mouse study suggests.  So far, the results have been shown only in mice. But if follow-up studies show similar trends in humans, that could eventually lead to treatments for metabolic disease […]