culture Friday, microbiology
Botanical Art
Botanical Art
Kenny Coogan | Jul 10, 2015
Scientific illustrator Mindy Lighthipe’s interest in insects inspired her to begin drawing plants.
Evolution of Kin Discrimination
Evolution of Kin Discrimination
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 6, 2015
A bacterium’s ability to distinguish self from non-self can arise spontaneously, a study shows, reigniting questions of whether the trait can be considered an adaptation.
Sold on Symbiosis
Sold on Symbiosis
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 1, 2015
A love of the ocean lured Nicole Dubilier into science; gutless sea worms and their nurturing bacterial symbionts keep her at the leading edge of marine microbiology.
Sponging Up Phosphorus
Sponging Up Phosphorus
Jenny Rood | Jul 1, 2015
Symbiotic bacteria in Caribbean reef sponges store polyphosphate granules, possibly explaining why phosphorous is so scarce in coral reef ecosystems.
Gutless Worm
Gutless Worm
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2015
Meet the digestive tract–lacking oligochaete that has fueled Max Planck researcher Nicole Dubilier’s interest in symbiosis and marine science.
The Sum of Our Parts
The Sum of Our Parts
Janice Dietert, Rodney Dietert | Jul 1, 2015
Putting the microbiome front and center in health care, in preventive strategies, and in health-risk assessments could stem the epidemic of noncommunicable diseases.
Touchy Feely
Touchy Feely
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2015
Physical contact helps determine who’s present among baboons’ gut bacteria.
WHO OKs Plan to Fight Antibiotic Resistance
WHO OKs Plan to Fight Antibiotic Resistance
Tracy Vence | May 27, 2015
World Health Organization officials endorse a global strategy to combat the spread of antibiotic resistance.
TS Picks: May 26, 2015
TS Picks: May 26, 2015
Tracy Vence | May 26, 2015
Delayed citations; exploring the microbiome with art; why do scientists cheat?
 
Model Predicts Zoonotic Hot Spots
Model Predicts Zoonotic Hot Spots
Kerry Grens | May 19, 2015
The midwestern U.S. and central Asia are at high risk for new disease outbreaks from pathogen-bearing rodents, according to a study.