Proximity to land determines how coral reef communities respond to climate change events

Coral bleaching. Severe weather and environmental disturbances, such as cyclones or thermal coral bleaching, affect specific areas of coral reefs differently, new research has shown. Severe weather and environmental disturbances, such as cyclones or thermal coral bleaching, affect specific areas of coral reefs differently, new research has shown. A new international study has found that … More Proximity to land determines how coral reef communities respond to climate change events

Correct antibiotic dosing could preserve lung microbial diversity in cystic fibrosis

Understanding microbial diversity at baseline may help to improve clinical practice and patient outcomes Children and young adults with cystic fibrosis whose lung infections were treated with suboptimal doses of antibiotics had fewer changes in lung microbial diversity during the IV treatment, and their microbial diversity levels were higher 30 days later, a multi-institutional study. … More Correct antibiotic dosing could preserve lung microbial diversity in cystic fibrosis

Aquatic microorganism could inspire soft robots able to move fast in narrow spaces

Euglena cells are unicellular organisms that spend most of their time on swimming by beating their flagellum. Sometimes, Euglena performs harmoniously coordinated cell body deformation, in a behavior known as metaboly. A team of researchers shows that metaboly allows Euglena to crawl remarkably fast in narrow spaces. This feature could inspire new applications in soft … More Aquatic microorganism could inspire soft robots able to move fast in narrow spaces