death, microbiology
Boston to Test Bioterror Sensors
Bob Grant | Aug 29, 2012
Federal officials will release harmless bacteria into subway tunnels beneath the Northeastern city to test new sensors designed to detect biological agents.
Clinical Trial Misfortune
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 28, 2012
A human trial of a hepatitis C treatment is shut down after one of the participants died.
Second Victim of Hantavirus
Jef Akst | Aug 28, 2012
Another person has died from the rodent-borne disease after visiting Yosemite National Park.
Texan West Nile Concerns
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 27, 2012
Researchers consider the recent reappearance of West Nile virus in Texas and the efforts to control it.
Cancer-Causing Gut Bacteria
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 17, 2012
Mice with inflammatory bowel disease harbor gut bacteria that damage host DNA, predisposing mice to cancer.
In Times of Trouble
Kerry Grens | Aug 1, 2012
Scientists share their experiences weathering extremely stressful events without letting their careers get completely derailed.
Modeling the Cell
Jef Akst | Jul 23, 2012
The first full computer model of a single-celled organism mimics the bacterium’s behaviors and paves the way to more complete disease models.
Microbial Perfume
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 23, 2012
Rather than rely on plant-derived products, biotech companies are engineering bacteria and yeast to produce ingredients for fragrances.
Opinion: One Microbe’s 15 Minutes
David Smith | Jul 3, 2012
The recently hyped amoeba-flagellate Collodictyon has many secrets to tell about early eukaryotic evolution.
Killer Silk
Jef Akst | Jul 1, 2012
Silk impregnated with bleach may provide a new way to fight the formidable spores of the anthrax bacterium.