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Many Non-Antibiotic Drugs Affect Gut Bacteria
Catherine Offord | Mar 20, 2018
A new study finds that more than 200 human-targeted, non-antibiotic drugs inhibit the growth of bacterial species that make up part of the human microbiome.
Monitoring Mutations with Microfluidics
Ruth Williams | Mar 15, 2018
A device dubbed the “mother machine” enables real-time observation of mutagenesis in single bacterial cells.
John Cacioppo, a Founder of Social Neuroscience, Dies
Kerry Grens | Mar 8, 2018
The University of Chicago psychology professor made fundamental contributions to understanding the neural mechanisms of social experiences.
Image of the Day: Living Color
Staff | Mar 8, 2018
Biodegradable pigments could be custom-grown by bacteria in the future, say researchers.
Slime Mold in Residence
Ashley P. Taylor | Mar 2, 2018
At Hampshire College, students and faculty use the amoeba
—both a “visiting scholar” and a model organism—to examine human societal and political quandaries.
Cancer-Fighting Chemical Found in Human Skin Bacteria
Diana Kwon | Mar 1, 2018
A molecule produced by a strain of
interferes with DNA synthesis.
Could Rapamycin Help Humans Live Longer?
Anne N. Connor | Mar 1, 2018
From extending lifespan to bolstering the immune system, the drug’s effects are only just beginning to be understood.
Parasitologist, Reprogrammed: A Profile of David Roos
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 1, 2018
After discovering a novel organelle found in protozoan parasites, the University of Pennsylvania’s Roos created a widely used eukaryotic pathogen database.
Image of the Day: Tardigrades!
Staff | Feb 13, 2018
The microscopic water bears will be featured in an exhibition at the Harvard Museum of Natural History beginning Saturday, February 17.
Bacteriophages Plentiful in Women’s Bladders
Abby Olena | Feb 2, 2018
In one of the first looks at the urinary virome, researchers find hundreds of viruses, most of which have never been sequenced before.