co-evolution, microbiology
Rapid Bird Flu Test
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 4, 2012
New PCR assay can detect more than 40 strains of H5N1 in a single go.
Interfering with Resistance
Hannah Waters | Jun 1, 2012
Drug efficacy and resistance mechanisms shine a light on how drugs enter cells, which could facilitate the development of new sleeping-sickness treatments. 
Microbiology Goes High-Tech
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Jun 1, 2012
Out with toothpicks and pipettors; in with automation.
SPRead Your Antibody Capabilities
Carina Storrs | May 1, 2012
Using surface plasmon resonance to improve antibody detection and characterization: four case studies
Bubble Vision
Edyta Zielinska | May 1, 2012
Turning a liability into an asset, cryo-electron microscopists exploit an artifact to probe protein structure.
Ants Share Pathogens for Immunity
Sabrina Richards | Apr 3, 2012
A new study shows that grooming by ants promotes colony-wide resistance to fungal infections by transferring small amounts of pathogen to nestmates.
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2012
Meet some of the people featured in the March 2012 issue of The Scientist.
Biota Babble
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 1, 2012
Editor's choice in immunology
TB Screen Glows Green
Sabrina Richards | Feb 13, 2012
Infection by GFP-encoding viruses enables quick, easy detection of tuberculosis in patient samples.
C. diff Infection Source Unclear
Sabrina Richards | Feb 7, 2012
Only a quarter of Clostridium difficile infections in one hospital system were traced to contact with a symptomatic patient.