cockroach, microbiology, disease & medicine
A new cow-borne superbug
Bob Grant | Jun 7, 2011
As Germany grapples with an E. coli outbreak, a new strain of MRSA appears in Europe.
One-Man NIH, 1887
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 4, 2011
As epidemics swept across the United States in the 19th century, the US government recognized the pressing need for a national lab dedicated to the study of infectious disease. 
Arsenic-based life debate continues
Jessica P. Johnson | Jun 3, 2011
More than a dozen researchers voice their concerns about a 2010 paper that claims bacteria can use arsenic in place of phosphorus in its DNA and other biomolecules, such as proteins.
The Last Vaccine Frontier
Brad Spellberg | Jun 1, 2011
Successful vaccines have been created to protect against pathogenic bacteria and viruses. Why aren’t there any for combating fungal infections?
Speaking of Science
N/A | May 26, 2011
May 2011's selection of notable quotes
Gays have higher cancer risk?
Jef Akst | May 14, 2011
Gay men are nearly twice as likely to report that they've had cancer as heterosexual men, according to a US health survey published in Cancer.
Micro Farmers
Cristina Luiggi | May 1, 2011
Columbia University evolutionary ecologist Dustin Rubenstein explains just why it's so interesting and important to find slime molds that engage in a form of agriculture.
Lobster-Pot Science
Richard P. Grant | May 1, 2011
Building tiny houses to study how bacteria behave in natural environments
Wrestling with Recurrent Infections
Wrestling with Recurrent Infections
Gayatri Vedantam and Glenn S. Tillotson | May 1, 2011
Clostridium difficile is evolving more robust toxicity, repeatedly attacking its victims, and driving the search for alternative therapies to fight the infection.
Micro Farmers
Cristina Luiggi | May 1, 2011
Dustin Rubenstein discusses how the discovery of amoebas that farm their own food links the development of agriculture with the evolution of social behavior.