bacteria
Cancer-Fighting Chemical Found in Human Skin Bacteria
Cancer-Fighting Chemical Found in Human Skin Bacteria
Diana Kwon | Mar 1, 2018
A molecule produced by a strain of Staphylococcus epidermis interferes with DNA synthesis.
Bacterial Cell Envelope Size is Key to Membrane Stress Response
Bacterial Cell Envelope Size is Key to Membrane Stress Response
Diana Kwon | Mar 1, 2018
Transmission of stress signals in E. coli is dependent on the distance between its inner and outer membranes.
Researchers Discover 10 New Immune Systems in Bacteria
Researchers Discover 10 New Immune Systems in Bacteria
Jim Daley | Jan 25, 2018
The findings more than double the number of known defense mechanisms, piquing the interests of molecular biology tool developers.
Image of the Day: Bacterial Highways
Image of the Day: Bacterial Highways
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 25, 2018
Fungal pathways in cheese rinds affect the composition of bacterial communities residing there.
Human Fleas and Lice Spread Black Death
Human Fleas and Lice Spread Black Death
Ashley Yeager | Jan 16, 2018
A new study suggests that the plague, which killed millions of people, was not transmitted by rats.
Image of the Day: Minions of the Cicada 
Image of the Day: Minions of the Cicada 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 9, 2018
Scientists study the unusual genome evolution of the bacteria that live within a genus of cicadas. 
Image of the Day: Virus Spacecraft 
Image of the Day: Virus Spacecraft 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 5, 2018
Researchers reconstruct images of a virus that infects Escherichia coli bacteria.
Image of the Day: Hunter Platelets 
Image of the Day: Hunter Platelets 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 19, 2017
Researchers explore how blood platelets sweep bacteria into aggregate bundles at sites of infection to help phagocytic cells dispose of them. 
Image of the Day: Tissue Feast
Image of the Day: Tissue Feast
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 5, 2017
Researchers are taking a close look at the bacterium that causes listeriosis disease.
 
Microbes of the Human Tongue Form Organized Clusters
Microbes of the Human Tongue Form Organized Clusters
Kerry Grens | Dec 5, 2017
Bacteria on the tongue’s surface reside in clumps distinguished by genus, unlike the intermingled communities observed in other tissues.