Two Washington University researchers are furthering our understanding of plant biodiversity around the globe. The biodiversity gradient is the increase in species richness that occurs from the poles to the tropics. It is one of the most widely recognized patterns in ecology but no one is sure exactly why it exists. Because the phenomenon is […]
A new study surveyed ecosystems of bacteria and their capacity to resist antibiotics in chicken coops and sewage treatment plants of low-resource communities.
Two new studies explain why some parasite infections, such as those common in developing countries, sometimes can’t be cured with standard treatments.