The Overlord

Pranay Lal

Whether we see viruses as life-threatening or life-affirming, there is a certain elegance in the way they function

Our Basic Bug Instinct

Modern diseases such as asthma, diabetes and Alzheimer’s are linked to changes in the hundred trillion odd microbes residing in our bodies. Excessive hygiene, antibiotics and our diets are to blame for these changes

The War on Microbes

It is time to call a truce—and get to know the microscopic animals inside the zoo that’s the human body

Know Your Bacteria

An Oxford researcher offers to sell you information on the microbes in your body


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