database, microbiology
Sea Change
Sea Change
Chris Tachibana | Mar 1, 2013
A normally land-based microbiologist sets sail to find the building blocks of novel antibiotics in marine bacteria.
Blue Biotech
Blue Biotech
Chris Tachibana | Mar 1, 2013
Systems biologist Lone Gram describes her approach to combing the oceans for novel compounds that may be useful in the fight against pathogens.
Bedeviled by Dengue
Bedeviled by Dengue
Beth Marie Mole | Mar 1, 2013
The global spread of dengue virus has immunologists and public-health experts debating the best way to curb infection.
Do-It-Yourself Medicine
Do-It-Yourself Medicine
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2013
Patients are sidestepping clinical research and using themselves as guinea pigs to test new treatments for fatal diseases. Will they hurt themselves, or science?
Stem Cells: Safe Haven For TB
Stem Cells: Safe Haven For TB
Nsikan Akpan | Feb 5, 2013
Tuberculosis bacteria find shelter from drugs and the body’s defenses in bone marrow stem cells.
Microbial Metallurgy
Microbial Metallurgy
Bob Grant | Feb 5, 2013
Meet the bacterium that pulls gold ions out of solution and forms tiny nuggets of the precious metal.
Evolutionary Biologist Dies
Evolutionary Biologist Dies
Edyta Zielinska | Jan 2, 2013
Carl Woese, the discoverer of the third domain of life, has passed away at age 84.
The Soil Microbiome
The Soil Microbiome
Amy Coombs | Jan 1, 2013
There's a lot more than dirt to the soil in which plants grow.
Bacterial Sacrifice
Bacterial Sacrifice
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2013
Patterns of cell death aid in the formation of beneficial wrinkles during the development of bacterial biofilms.
Fighting Microbes with Microbes
Fighting Microbes with Microbes
Amy Coombs | Jan 1, 2013
Doctors turn to good microbes to fight disease. Will the same strategy work with crops?