Image of the Day: Bacterial Blues
Image of the Day: Bacterial Blues
A photograph of microbes producing the antibiotic actinorhodin is one of many images on display at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History this winter.
Image of the Day: Bacterial Blues
Image of the Day: Bacterial Blues

A photograph of microbes producing the antibiotic actinorhodin is one of many images on display at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History this winter.

A photograph of microbes producing the antibiotic actinorhodin is one of many images on display at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History this winter.

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Image of the Day: First Contact
Image of the Day: First Contact
Catherine Offord | Oct 11, 2018
Cryo-electron tomography reveals how Salmonella sets up physical interactions with host cells.
Rotem Sorek Searches for Bacteria’s Defenses Against Viruses
Rotem Sorek Searches for Bacteria’s Defenses Against Viruses
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018
Using his expertise in microbiology and bioinformatics, he is bringing a new understanding to microbial immune systems.
Infographic: The Search for Life Below the Surface
Infographic: The Search for Life Below the Surface
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2018
The recent expansion of large-scale scientific drilling programs, combined with intensified efforts to take advantage of existing portals into the crust, has led to an explosion of research on the deep biosphere.
Synthetic Bacteria Help Treat Phenylketonuria in MiceSynthetic Bacteria Help Treat Phenylketonuria in Mice
Synthetic Bacteria Help Treat Phenylketonuria in Mice
Diana Kwon | Aug 17, 2018
The genetically engineered probiotic, already in clinical trials, may ease patients’ strict dietary regimes.
Bacterial Genetics Could Help Researchers Block Interplanetary Contamination
Bacterial Genetics Could Help Researchers Block Interplanetary Contamination
Ashley Yeager | Aug 1, 2018
Identifying microbes from Earth that can survive on spacecraft may help scientists eliminate them from future space missions and from searches for extraterrestrial life.
The Cell’s Integrated Circuit: A Profile of Lucy ShapiroThe Cell’s Integrated Circuit: A Profile of Lucy Shapiro
The Cell’s Integrated Circuit: A Profile of Lucy Shapiro
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 1, 2018
Shapiro helped to found the field of systems biology.
CRISPR Is Overcome When Viruses Gang Up on Bacteria
CRISPR Is Overcome When Viruses Gang Up on Bacteria
Kerry Grens | Jul 19, 2018
Phages that die during bacterial invasion help other viruses defeat the microbes’ immune responses.
Gene Expression Analysis Gets Gassy
Gene Expression Analysis Gets Gassy
Ruth Williams | Jun 1, 2018
Soil scientists use a gas-producing reporter system to assess gene activity in bacteria.
Archaea Family Tree Blossoms, Thanks to Genomics
Archaea Family Tree Blossoms, Thanks to Genomics
Amber Dance | Jun 1, 2018
Identification of new archaea species elucidates the domain’s unique  biology and sheds light on its relationship to eukaryotes.