diet, microbiology
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.
Island Disease
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2012
People living on islands in the Norwegian Sea suffer from an unusually high rate of certain genetic diseases and health issues, making the population ripe for research.
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.
Behavior Brief
Hayley Dunning | Jul 8, 2012
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
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.
Nanoparticles Prevent Disease
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 22, 2012
Medical devices coated with selenium nanoparticles reduce the growth of a deadly hospital-borne infection.
Roundup from Microbiology Meeting
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 21, 2012
Some of the interesting stories researchers were discussing at this year’s American Society of Microbiology meeting in San Francisco.