The Scientist

» synthetic biology and microbiology

Most Recent

image: Fecal Transplant Pill Fails Trial

Fecal Transplant Pill Fails Trial

By Jef Akst | August 1, 2016

Seres Therapeutics’s microbiome-targeting therapy for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection fails a Phase 2 clinical trial.

2 Comments

From sequencing bacteriophages to synthesizing bacterial genomes to defining a minimal genome

0 Comments

image: Cullen Buie Parses Pathogens With Passion

Cullen Buie Parses Pathogens With Passion

By Andy Extance | August 1, 2016

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT. Age: 34

1 Comment

By ditching traditional agar-based media, two biochemists captured iconic images of Myxococcus in 1982.

0 Comments

image: Riboswitch Screen

Riboswitch Screen

By Ruth Williams | August 1, 2016

A newly developed method detects regulators of bacterial transcription called riboswitches.

0 Comments

image: Wanted: Transcriptional Regulators

Wanted: Transcriptional Regulators

By Ruth Williams | August 1, 2016

Researchers have designed a screen to find unique molecules, called riboswitches, that determine whether transcription will proceed.

0 Comments

image: Classic Example of Symbiosis Revised

Classic Example of Symbiosis Revised

By Kerry Grens | July 25, 2016

The partnering of an alga and a fungus to make lichen may be only two-thirds of the equation.

0 Comments

image: Arming Synthetic Bacteria Against Cancer

Arming Synthetic Bacteria Against Cancer

By Anna Azvolinsky | July 20, 2016

Researchers engineer bacteria that deliver an anti-tumor toxin in mice before self-destructing. 

0 Comments

image: Donor-Soil Microbes Drive Ecosystem Restoration

Donor-Soil Microbes Drive Ecosystem Restoration

By Tracy Vence | July 11, 2016

Excavating existing topsoil and adding donor soil, researchers revitalized degraded farmland in the span of six years.

6 Comments

image: A New Role for Marine Archaea

A New Role for Marine Archaea

By Catherine Offord | July 1, 2016

Researchers discover acetogenesis in archaea, suggesting an important role for these little-studied organisms in generating organic carbon below the seafloor.

0 Comments

Popular Now

  1. Stem Cell Vaccine Protects Mice From Cancer
  2. Nobel Prize–Winning Biologist Dies
  3. Sci-Hub Loses Domains and Access to Some Web Services
  4. CDC: Flu Vaccine 36 Percent Effective So Far
AAAS