bacteria, developmental biology
Newts' New Eyes
Richard P. Grant | Dec 1, 2011
Cut off a newt’s tail or a leg, or remove a lens from its eye, and it grows back. However, whether newts can continue to do this throughout their lives, or lose the ability as they get older, has remained a mystery. 
Flow Cytometry for the Masses
Richard P. Grant | Dec 1, 2011
Tagging antibodies with rare earth metals instead of fluorescent molecules turns a veteran technique into a high-throughput powerhouse.
Breaching the Wall
Rachel Nuwer | Dec 1, 2011
Editor’s choice in immunology
Top 7 in Evolutionary Biology
Jef Akst | Nov 29, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in evolutionary biology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000
Infection Selection
Ruth Williams | Nov 13, 2011
Scientists track changes in bacterial genomes during a hospital outbreak to discover potential pathogenesis genes.
Bacterial Identity Crisis
Cristina Luiggi | Nov 9, 2011
Researchers probe the genetics of a group of bacteria known to extensively swap DNA sequences with other species—blurring the species boundaries.
Bacterial Rejuvenation
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 27, 2011
Bacteria age, but as a lineage, can live forever.
How Probiotic Yogurt Works
Bob Grant | Oct 26, 2011
Researchers show that the bacterial species in probiotic, fermented dairy products may alter gene expression and metabolism in native gut microbiota.
Wolbachia Boost Stem Cell Production
Jef Akst | Oct 20, 2011
The widespread bacteria known to manipulate host reproductive output can do so by ramping up stem cell division and consequent egg production in Drosophila.
Behavior Brief
Jef Akst | Oct 17, 2011
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research