database, microbiology
Microbial Awakening
Microbial Awakening
Hayley Dunning | Nov 1, 2012
Successive awakening of soil microbes drives a huge pulse of CO2 following the first rain after a dry summer.
Bacterial Cocktail Treats Infection
Bacterial Cocktail Treats Infection
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 29, 2012
Mice fed a mix of six strains of bacteria were able to fight a C. difficile infection that causes deadly diarrhea and is resistant to most types of treatment.
Electrical Bacteria
Electrical Bacteria
Jef Akst | Oct 25, 2012
Individuals of a newly discovered microbe species line up end-to-end to form electron transport cables many times their length.
Cranking Up Biosecurity
Cranking Up Biosecurity
Jef Akst | Oct 24, 2012
The federal government tightens regulations on SARS and other deadly viruses, but the changes could hamper research.
HIV Evolves Vulnerability
HIV Evolves Vulnerability
Sabrina Richards | Oct 22, 2012
In mutating to evade immune detection, HIV becomes susceptible to detection by different antibodies, suggesting new strategies for vaccination.
Genomic Methylation Collector
Genomic Methylation Collector
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 22, 2012
A parasitic worm accumulates epigenetic DNA tags over its lifetime.  
Searching for Alien Genomes
Searching for Alien Genomes
Jef Akst | Oct 22, 2012
J. Craig Venter plans to develop a machine to find and sequence DNA on Mars, but another genomics mogul, Jonathan Rothberg, may beat him to it.
MRSA on the Loose
MRSA on the Loose
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 22, 2012
Wild animals are getting and spreading the deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria.   
Bacteriography
Bacteriography
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 19, 2012
A scientist-turned-artist cultures bacteria into art.
Flooding Rivers with Resistance
Flooding Rivers with Resistance
Dan Cossins | Oct 18, 2012
A river system in Colorado contains high concentrations of antibiotic resistance genes in areas close to water-treatment plants.