Just a Few Common Bacteria Gobble Up Most of the Carbon in Soil

Per U.S. Department of Energy January 23, 2022 Some bacterial “miners” who process nutrients in the soil are more efficient than others. Here, a state-of-the-art processor, Bradyrhizobium, consolidates its control over carbon from glucose supplementation, processing nutrients with the efficiency of an industrial excavator. Credits: Courtesy of Victor O. Leshyk, Center for Ecosystem Science and … Read more

A Common Virus Can Trigger Multiple Sclerosis, According to Huge New Study

Multiple sclerosis – an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord – can occur after infection with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). According to the clinical source UpToDate, it is estimated that 90 to 95 percent of people become infected with EBV, also called human herpesvirus 4, by adulthood. In children, the virus usually … Read more

Common cold may protect against SARS-CoV-2 infection and lead the way…

.The common cold can have some protective benefits against coronavirus infection. Camilo Fuentes Beals / EyeEm / Getty Images Some people are less susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection. A new study suggests that T cells from previous coronavirus infection, such as the common cold, may protect against SARS-CoV-2. These T cells target the internal SARS-CoV-2 proteins. … Read more

Loss of basic taste after COVID-19 more common than thought

.Dennis Aglaster / EyeEm / Getty Images Many people report a disorder in their ability to perceive the basic flavors of sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami after recovering from COVID-19. Experts have assumed that most of these people have actually lost only their sense of smell, which plays a major role in the overall … Read more