colonists, disease & medicine, microbiology
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.
Viral Hijackers
Hannah Waters | Apr 1, 2011
Editor's choice in immunology
Truly Phenome-nal
Hannah Waters | Apr 1, 2011
Editor's choice in microbiology
Come Inside
Richard P. Grant | Mar 1, 2011
Editor's choice in immunology
Resistant to Failure
Cristina Luiggi | Mar 1, 2011
A Duke University researcher survives a sticky situation at a federal research institution to make major strides in determining the genetic roots of Staphylococcus aureus antibiotic resistance.
The Great Escape
Richard P. Grant | Feb 1, 2011
 

Editor's choice in microbiology

 
Mining Bacterial Small Molecules
L. Caetano M. Antunes, Julian E. Davies and B. Brett Finlay | Jan 1, 2011
As much as rainforests or deep-sea vents, the human gut holds rich stores of microbial chemicals that should be mined for their pharmacological potential.
Intestinal Molecular Signaling
Intestinal Molecular Signaling
L. Caetano M. Antunes, Julian E. Davies and B. Brett Finlay | Jan 1, 2011
Microbes, both good and bad, can exert direct effects on host cells and vice versa.