Alzheimer's Disease, microbiology, culture
Speaking of Food Science
Speaking of Food Science
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2014
June 2014's selection of notable quotes
Parsing the Penis Microbiome
Parsing the Penis Microbiome
Tracy Vence | May 29, 2014
Circumcision and sexual activity are but two factors that can influence the bacterial communities that inhabit male genitalia.
Virus Found in Sf9 Cell Line
Virus Found in Sf9 Cell Line
Kerry Grens | May 22, 2014
A government lab finds a novel virus present in cell lines used for therapeutic production that were thought to be virus-free.
When Stop Means Go
When Stop Means Go
Ruth Williams | May 22, 2014
A survey of trillions of base pairs of microbial DNA reveals a considerable degree of stop codon reassignment.
Border Collies vs. <em>E. coli</em>
Border Collies vs. E. coli
Bob Grant | May 21, 2014
A study shows that the herding dogs can be an effective means of controlling bacterial infections spread by seagulls.
Birds of a Genome
Birds of a Genome
Jef Akst | May 21, 2014
Married couples have more similar DNA than random pairs of people, a study shows.
Characterizing the “Healthy” Vagina
Characterizing the “Healthy” Vagina
Jef Akst | May 19, 2014
The overly simplistic notion of a Lactobacillus-dominated vaginal microbiome is giving way to an appreciation of diverse and dynamic bacterial communities.
Week in Review: May 12–16
Week in Review: May 12–16
Tracy Vence | May 16, 2014
Antidepressant could prevent Alzheimer’s plaques; 12,000-year-old human skeleton sequenced; disentangling the mystery of octopus arms; taking a look at the ocular microbiome
Antidepressant Could Be Prophylactic for Alzheimer’s
Antidepressant Could Be Prophylactic for Alzheimer’s
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 14, 2014
An SSRI commonly prescribed to treat depression could help prevent the formation of Alzheimer’s disease-associated amyloid plaques.
Back from the Blacklist?
Back from the Blacklist?
Jef Akst | May 8, 2014
Disgraced psychology researcher Marc Hauser, who was found guilty of data fabrication and falsification during his time at Harvard, publishes two new papers.