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Opinion: Microbial Mind Control—Truth or Scare?
Katerina Johnson | May 1, 2018
Normal brain function may have evolved to depend on gut microbes and their metabolites.
Caught on Camera
Staff | May 1, 2018
Selected rare-disease Images of the Day from the-scientist.com
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.
Image of the Day: Bird-of-Paradise
Staff | Apr 25, 2018
A unique courtship dance clued researchers in to the fact that they had a new species on their hands.
Fungus Repurposed a Bacterial Gene to Sense Gravity with Crystals
Viviane Callier | Apr 24, 2018
Rather than getting a gene for its original function, a horizontal gene transfer provides the raw material for evolutionary innovation.
Opinion: “Drug Sanctuaries” Offer Hope to a Post-Antibiotic World
Rees Kassen | Apr 24, 2018
Drug-free environments, such as a designated ward in a hospital, might reduce the strength of selection for resistance.
Image of the Day: Ant Attack!
Staff | Apr 24, 2018
A new species of ant discovered in Borneo fends off invaders with a uniquely suicidal strategy.
Image of the Day: Eggshell Edifice
Staff | Apr 6, 2018
A new 3-D model plumbs the molecular intricacies of eggshell composition.
Image of the Day: Cell Droplets
Staff | Apr 4, 2018
Proteins and RNA aggregate into “membraneless organelles” due to liquid-liquid phase separation.
Another Bird Telomere Study, Different Results
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 21, 2018
Two studies examining the effects of parents’ ages on their offsprings’ telomere lengths come to opposite conclusions.