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 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.
June 20, 2013|
A new study finds strong evidence that bacteria can transfer genes into human genomes, especially in cancer cells.
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.
May 21, 2013|
The essential nutrient can kill drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis by producing oxidative radicals that damage DNA.
May 15, 2013|
A new technique could soon spur unprecedented insight into the role of bacterial epigenetics in the evolution of pathogen virulence.
May 1, 2013|
Desulfobulbaceae bacteria were recently discovered to form centimeter-long cables, containing thousands of cells that share an outer membrane.
May 1, 2013|
USC researcher Mohamed El-Naggar demonstrates how some bacteria grow electrical wires that allow them to link up in big biological circuits.