Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Pathogenic Bacteria Rendered Almost Harmless

Geneva, Switzerland — Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogenic bacterium present in many ecological niches, such as plant roots, stagnant water or even the pipes of our homes. Naturally...

Study Reveals How Mucus Tames Microbes

Cambridge, MA — More than 200 square meters of our bodies — including the digestive tract, lungs, and urinary tract — are lined with mucus. In recent years, scientists have found some evidence...

Scientists Bioengineer a Cellular Speedometer

Princeton, NJ — An all-Princeton research team has identified bacteria that can detect the speed of flowing fluids. Many kinds of cells can sense flow, just as our skin cells can feel the difference...

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