disease & medicine, microbiology, ecology
Bacterial Conduit
Bacterial Conduit
Mohamed Y. El-Naggar and Steven E. Finkel | May 1, 2013
Desulfobulbaceae bacteria were recently discovered to form centimeter-long cables, containing thousands of cells that share an outer membrane.
Live Wires
Live Wires
Mohamed Y. El-Naggar and Steven E. Finkel | May 1, 2013
Discoveries of microbial communities that transfer electrons between cells and across relatively long distances are launching a new field of microbiology.
Autism-Lyme Correlation Debunked
Autism-Lyme Correlation Debunked
Amy Maxmen | Apr 30, 2013
Researchers find zero evidence for Lyme-induced autism.
Week in Review: April 22–26
Week in Review: April 22–26
Jef Akst | Apr 26, 2013
Double helix celebrates 60; detecting calories without taste; bacteria vs. tumor; perceptual consciousness in babies
Can CO2 Help Grow Rainforests?
Can CO2 Help Grow Rainforests?
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 24, 2013
Researchers in the Amazon are measuring how much carbon dioxide fertilizes the rainforest.
Virus Versus Bacteria
Virus Versus Bacteria
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 17, 2013
A newly developed drug, modeled after a bacteria-infecting virus, is less likely to become antibiotic resistant.
Mysterious Sea Lion Stranding Continues
Mysterious Sea Lion Stranding Continues
Bob Grant | Apr 8, 2013
Scientists are stumped as to why hundreds of starved pups have been washing up on the California shore.
Sarkis Mazmanian: Microbe Machinist
Sarkis Mazmanian: Microbe Machinist
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2013
Professor, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology. Age: 40
Week in Review: March 25-29
Week in Review: March 25-29
Jef Akst | Mar 29, 2013
Microbes affect weight loss; dozens of cancer-linked genes identified; a climate change scientists speaks out about personal attacks; isolation among elderly linked to death
Microbes Affect Weight Loss
Microbes Affect Weight Loss
Ruth Williams | Mar 27, 2013
Microbial changes in the gut contribute to a patient’s ability to slim down after gastric bypass surgery.