The Scientist

» bacteria and microbiology

Most Recent

The discovery of peptides, enzymes, and other gene products that confer antibiotic resistance could give clues to how it develops.

1 Comment

image: Image of the Day: Flushing the Gut

Image of the Day: Flushing the Gut

By | June 19, 2017

In response to a bacterial infection, an immune signal in mice's guts triggers a molecular cascade that promotes diarrhea, which, researchers demonstrate, is important for ridding them of the bacteria.  

0 Comments

Scientists expand the microbial tree of life by publishing more than 1,000 novel reference genomes.  

0 Comments

image: ASM to Discontinue Small Conferences

ASM to Discontinue Small Conferences

By | June 6, 2017

Numerous scientists are disappointed with the American Society for Microbiology’s decision, and some are hatching plans to keep the meetings alive.

0 Comments

image: Opinion: The Virome and the Anti-vaccination Debate

Opinion: The Virome and the Anti-vaccination Debate

By | June 6, 2017

Advances in microbiome research are increasingly used in anti-vaccination arguments, yet the science actually undermines the premise of the argument.

6 Comments

Lactobacillus parafarraginis metabolites hindered the growth of multiple, distantly related bacterial pathogens. 

0 Comments

Researchers are beginning to uncover a link between activity level and the microbial makeup of one’s gut.

0 Comments

image: Researchers Discover Salt-Loving Methanogens

Researchers Discover Salt-Loving Methanogens

By | May 26, 2017

Two previously overlooked archaeal strains fill an evolutionary gap for microbes.

2 Comments

image: Image of the Day: Root Rave 

Image of the Day: Root Rave 

By | May 24, 2017

Pea plant (Pisum sativum) roots that have been inoculated with engineered Rhizobia bacteria glow in the presence of certain proteins. 

0 Comments

image: Image of the Day: Beautiful Bacteria 

Image of the Day: Beautiful Bacteria 

By | May 23, 2017

Artists paint with colorful microbes on agar palettes for the American Society for Microbiology's Agar Art Contest.

0 Comments

Popular Now

  1. Running on Empty
    Features Running on Empty

    Regularly taking breaks from eating—for hours or days—can trigger changes both expected, such as in metabolic dynamics and inflammation, and surprising, as in immune system function and cancer progression.

  2. Gut Feeling
    Daily News Gut Feeling

    Sensory cells of the mouse intestine let the brain know if certain compounds are present by speaking directly to gut neurons via serotonin.

  3. Athletes’ Microbiomes Differ from Nonathletes
  4. Government Nixes Teaching Evolution in Turkish Schools
AAAS