July 6, 2015|
A bacterium’s ability to distinguish self from non-self can arise spontaneously, a study shows, reigniting questions of whether the trait can be considered an adaptation.
July 6, 2015|
May 6, 2015|
Deep-sea microbes possess hallmarks of eukaryotic cells, hinting at a common ancestor for archaea and eukaryotes.
March 27, 2015|
Researchers sequence the genome of Mycobacterium lepromatosis, a recently discovered sister species to the primary leprosy-causing bacterium.
February 10, 2015|
With the help of a virus that infects its prey’s nervous system, a parasitoid wasp coerces a lady beetle to protect its young.
January 19, 2015|
Genomic analysis of a multidrug-resistant lineage pinpoints historical correlations with human events.
January 7, 2015|
Researchers have isolated a new kind of antibiotic from a previously unknown and uncultured bacterial genus.
December 30, 2014|
A review of The Scientist’s 2014 special issues, highlighting trending areas of research across the life sciences
October 23, 2014|
On islands off the coast of Florida, scientists uncover swift adaptive changes among Carolina anole populations, whose habitats were disturbed by the introduction of another lizard species.
October 19, 2014|
Fossils of an extinct, armored fish challenge current understanding of when copulation and internal fertilization evolved in jawed vertebrates.
June 25, 2014|
E. coli repeatedly exposed to ampicillin adapt to stay dormant for longer periods of time—just long enough to outlast the antibiotic treatment.