disease & medicine, microbiology, ecology
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.
Icy Algae in a Changing Arctic
Icy Algae in a Changing Arctic
Bob Grant | Feb 14, 2013
New research adds to an emerging picture of the changes that global warming and thinning ice are wreaking on the marine ecosystems at the top of the world.
Sampling the New Arctic
Sampling the New Arctic
Bob Grant | Feb 14, 2013
Scenes from a research trip, where researchers peered beneath the ice to shine a light on the emerging picture of a changing Arctic Ocean
Diversity Defeats Disease
Diversity Defeats Disease
Ruth Williams | Feb 13, 2013
In a pond, more amphibian species mean decreased chances of disease spread.
Oil Additive Harming Seabirds
Oil Additive Harming Seabirds
Dan Cossins | Feb 8, 2013
Scientists have identified the sticky substance that is damaging the feathers of hundreds seabirds washed ashore in England as an additive for lubricant oils.
 
Opinion: Paradoxical Amphibians
Opinion: Paradoxical Amphibians
David B. Wake | Feb 7, 2013
New amphibian species are being discovered at an exciting rate, yet they are also the vertebrates most at risk of extinction.
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.
Frogcicle
Frogcicle
Megan Scudellari | Feb 1, 2013
Watch as the astounding wood frog uses cellular cryopreservation tricks to freeze, thaw, and live to croak about it.