Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Is Poised for a Makeover
Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Is Poised for a Makeover
With multiple microbiota therapeutics in the pipeline for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, clinicians foresee a shift in treatment options for the condition.
Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Is Poised for a Makeover
Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Is Poised for a Makeover

With multiple microbiota therapeutics in the pipeline for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, clinicians foresee a shift in treatment options for the condition.

With multiple microbiota therapeutics in the pipeline for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, clinicians foresee a shift in treatment options for the condition.

antibiotic resistance
Are Phages Overlooked Mediators of Health and Disease?
Are Phages Overlooked Mediators of Health and Disease?
Catherine Offord | Feb 1, 2021
Bacteria-infecting viruses affect the composition and behavior of microbes in the mammalian gut—and perhaps influence human biology.
Infographic: Trans-kingdom Interactions in the Gut
Infographic: Trans-kingdom Interactions in the Gut
Catherine Offord | Feb 1, 2021
Phages interact with bacteria and eukaryotic cells in ways that researchers suspect influence mammalian health.
A Little Help From My Friends: Lessons Learned From Microbiome Metagenomics
A Little Help From My Friends: Lessons Learned From Microbiome Metagenomics
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jul 2, 2020
Heather Jordan and Jennifer Wargo will discuss how metagenomics studies help uncover new and medically relevant functions of the human microbiome.
The Scientist Speaks Podcast – Episode 3
The Scientist Speaks Podcast – Episode 3
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Mar 25, 2020
Tackling Antibiotic Resistance: Viruses to the Rescue
Artificial Intelligence Discovers Potent Antibiotic
Artificial Intelligence Discovers Potent Antibiotic
Amy Schleunes | Feb 22, 2020
Researchers used a machine-learning platform to test more than 100 million molecules for antibacterial activity.
Those We Lost in 2019
Those We Lost in 2019
Ashley Yeager | Dec 30, 2019
The scientific community said goodbye to Sydney Brenner, Paul Greengard, Patricia Bath, and a number of other leading researchers this year.
Opinion: We Need More than New Antibiotics to Fight Resistance
Opinion: We Need More than New Antibiotics to Fight Resistance
Neil S. Greenspan, Arturo Casadevall | Nov 1, 2019
Metabolic disrupters, phages, and other approaches are going to be needed to treat the broadest possible range of patients infected by bacterial pathogens resistant to multiple drugs.
Trump Administration Drops Two Advisory Boards on Environment
Trump Administration Drops Two Advisory Boards on Environment
Emily Makowski | Oct 2, 2019
Two panels devoted to reviewing/recommending policy on marine protected areas and invasive species were eliminated.
Image of the Day: Mother Machine
Image of the Day: Mother Machine
Emily Makowski | Sep 20, 2019
Bacteria grow and divide in microfluidic channels.
Stuart Levy, Antibiotic Resistance Researcher, Dies
Stuart Levy, Antibiotic Resistance Researcher, Dies
Emily Makowski | Sep 11, 2019
The Tufts University biologist and physician sounded the alarm on the effects of antibiotic use in animals.
Trial in Africa Probes Antibiotic’s Effects on Child Mortality
Trial in Africa Probes Antibiotic’s Effects on Child Mortality
Abby Olena | Aug 14, 2019
In Niger, fewer kids die when health workers administer azithromycin routinely, perhaps because of a shift in the composition of gut microbes.
FDA Suspends Clinical Trials Involving Fecal Transplants
FDA Suspends Clinical Trials Involving Fecal Transplants
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 14, 2019
The agency issued a safety warning after two patients contracted antibiotic-resistant infections and one of the patients died.
How Bacteria Become Drug-Resistant While Exposed to Antibiotics
How Bacteria Become Drug-Resistant While Exposed to Antibiotics
Katarina Zimmer | May 23, 2019
A membrane pump found in most bacteria helps E. coli acquire drug resistance from neighboring cells even while they’re exposed to antibiotics, a new study shows.
Using Machine Learning to Battle Antibiotic Resistance
Using Machine Learning to Battle Antibiotic Resistance
Amber Dance | May 1, 2019
Researchers are using artificial intelligence to identify known and novel resistance genes.
Image of the Day: Tiny Targets
Image of the Day: Tiny Targets
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 10, 2019
Beads filled with bacterial colonies indicate which antimicrobial compounds are working.
Without Action, Drug-Resistant “Superbugs” Will Kill Millions in Europe
Without Action, Drug-Resistant “Superbugs” Will Kill Millions in Europe
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 8, 2018
A report also concludes that an investment of $2 per person per year could forestall that fate.
US State Department Names New Science Envoys
US State Department Names New Science Envoys
Shawna Williams | Jun 13, 2018
The five high-profile scientists are charged with helping strengthen international cooperation.
Stanley Falkow, Father of Molecular Microbial Pathogenesis, Dies
Stanley Falkow, Father of Molecular Microbial Pathogenesis, Dies
Catherine Offord | May 9, 2018
The microbiologist was known for his work on bacterial antibiotic resistance and infectious disease.
How Bacteria Eat Penicillin
How Bacteria Eat Penicillin
Shawna Williams | Apr 30, 2018
Scientists work out the specific genes and biochemical steps required for digesting the very drugs designed to kill microbes.