cancer, microbiology, ecology
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.
Deadly Bat Fungus Nailed Down
Bob Grant | Oct 26, 2011
Scientists have made a definitive link between a recently-discovered fungus and a lethal disease wiping out bat populations in eastern North America.
Orangutans Have Culture
Bob Grant | Oct 25, 2011
A study shows that different populations of the Southeast Asian ape display and transmit specific behaviors through generations in a way similar to human cultures.
Protection for Big-Screen Virus
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 19, 2011
Researchers find an antibody that may protect against a virus similar to the one featured in the movie Contagion.
Battle Over Gene Patenting Rages On
Cristina Luiggi | Oct 18, 2011
The case challenging the right of a healthcare company to patent cancer genes may make it all the way to the US Supreme Court.
Cellular Origins of Giant Viruses?
Cristina Luiggi | Oct 16, 2011
The largest virus to be sequenced prompts researchers to consider whether giant viruses were once full-fledged living organisms.
Climate-Shaped Arabidopsis Genome
Kerry Grens | Oct 6, 2011
Two genome-wide studies, backed up by field experiments, identify SNPs that correlate with Arabidopsis fitness in various climates.
Drug Shortages Plague Research
Rachel Nuwer | Oct 5, 2011
Dwindling stocks in more than a dozen cancer drugs are delaying clinical trials.
Opinion: A New Global Health Agenda
Edward E. Partridge, Elizabeth J. Mayer-Davis, and Ralph L. Sacco | Oct 4, 2011
After a historic UN meeting, global efforts must be coordinated against noncommunicable diseases to thwart the world’s leading causes of death and disability.
Immunologists Take Home Nobel
Rachel Nuwer | Oct 3, 2011
The Nobel Assembly announced today that three researchers in the field of immunology will share the 2011 Prize in Physiology or Medicine.