circadian clocks, microbiology
SIV and the Expanding Virome
SIV and the Expanding Virome
Sabrina Richards | Oct 11, 2012
Monkeys infected with simian immunodeficiency virus have a higher diversity of gut viruses, pointing to a possible role of the virome in SIV pathogenesis.
Typhoid Vaccine Recalled
Typhoid Vaccine Recalled
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 10, 2012
An estimated 700,000 people immunized against typhoid may not be fully protected.
Slime Mold Smarty Pants
Slime Mold Smarty Pants
Jef Akst | Oct 9, 2012
A form of spatial memory helps a brainless slime mold navigate complex environments, hinting at the possible origins of memory in higher organisms.
Cracking Down on Vaccinations
Cracking Down on Vaccinations
Bob Grant | Oct 9, 2012
A handful of US states are enacting laws that make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children against infectious diseases.
Beard Beer
Beard Beer
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 4, 2012
A brewmaster is creating a signature concoction using yeast found in his facial hair.
Weeding Out Arsenate
Weeding Out Arsenate
Sabrina Richards | Oct 3, 2012
A miniscule change in a hydrogen bond angle explains how bacteria can select phosphate over arsenate even in high-arsenate conditions.
Salmonella Strain Spreads Alongside HIV
Dan Cossins | Oct 1, 2012
Researchers find that a deadly bacterial disease hitchhikes in people infected with the virus that causes AIDS to spread throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
Novel Deadly Virus
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 1, 2012
A new rhabdovirus may be responsible for an outbreak of fatal hemorrhagic fever.
Live-Action Networks
Ruth Williams | Oct 1, 2012
Mass spec plus novel software equals dynamic views into the chemical lives of microbes.
Death Match
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2012
Cockfighting and other cultural practices in Southeast Asia could greatly aid the spread of deadly diseases like bird flu.