August 5, 2013|
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
July 16, 2013|
Constructing transcriptional profiles from the blood of children with fevers can help determine whether the cause is viral or bacterial.
July 14, 2013|
By sequencing bacterial and archaeal genomes from single cells, scientists have filled in many uncharted branches of the tree of life.
July 12, 2013|
Editor accused of fraud leaves post; the good and the bad of gut microbiota; bacterial gene shuffle; legal restrictions hamper illicit drug research; antibodies and autism
July 9, 2013|
Mycobacterium smegmatis can donate larger portions of its genome to other bacteria than previously thought, approaching the level of gene shuffling seen in sexual reproduction.
July 1, 2013|
Paul Ehrlich came up with an explanation for cellular interactions based on receptors, earning a Nobel Prize and the title "Father of Modern Immunology"—only to have his theory forgotten.
June 21, 2013|
On the gene patent decision; a high-res human brain model; bats’ influence on moths mating calls; toxicants threaten brain health; platelet-driven immunity
June 20, 2013|
A new study finds strong evidence that bacteria can transfer genes into human genomes, especially in cancer cells.
June 16, 2013|
The cell fragments play a role in the body’s first line of defense against bacterial infection, helping white blood cells grab blood-borne bacteria in the liver.
June 1, 2013|
Researchers use DNA from ancient tooth tartar to chart changes in the bacterial communities that have lived in human mouths for 8,000 years.