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Neonatal Gut Bacteria Might Promote Asthma
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 12, 2016
Byproducts of gut microbes in some 1-month–old babies trigger inflammation that is linked to later asthma development, researchers find.
Giant Petri Dish Displays Evolution in Space and Time
Jenny Rood | Sep 8, 2016
bacteria spread over increasingly concentrated antibiotics, researchers discover novel evolutionary pathways that confer resistance.
Promoting Protein Partnerships
Ruth Williams | Sep 1, 2016
Scientists generate new protein-protein interactions at an impressive PACE.
Protein or Perish
Ruth Williams | Aug 31, 2016
A bacteriophage must evolve certain variants of a protein or die.
Antibiotic Resistance Reaches Brazil
Kerry Grens | Aug 8, 2016
Scientists detect a colistin-resistance gene in a clinical sample.
Fecal Transplant Pill Fails Trial
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2016
Seres Therapeutics’s microbiome-targeting therapy for recurrent
infection fails a Phase 2 clinical trial.
Wanted: Transcriptional Regulators
Ruth Williams | Aug 1, 2016
Researchers have designed a screen to find unique molecules, called riboswitches, that determine whether transcription will proceed.
First Micrographs of Myxobacteria Forming Fruiting Bodies
Tracy Vence | Aug 1, 2016
By ditching traditional agar-based media, two biochemists captured iconic images of
Cullen Buie Parses Pathogens With Passion
Andy Extance | Aug 1, 2016
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT. Age: 34
Clyde A. Hutchison III: Genome Sequencer and Synthetic Biologist
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 1, 2016
From sequencing bacteriophages to synthesizing bacterial genomes to defining a minimal genome