disease & medicine, microbiology, ecology
Fighting Microbes with Microbes
Fighting Microbes with Microbes
Amy Coombs | Jan 1, 2013
Doctors turn to good microbes to fight disease. Will the same strategy work with crops?
Cleansing the Clinic
Cleansing the Clinic
Beth Marie Mole | Jan 1, 2013
Scientists set up a stakeout to track the movements of microbes around a new hospital.
Staying in Touch
Staying in Touch
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jan 1, 2013
Searching for life beyond our teeming planet has led to some innovative collaborative approaches to generating knowledge right here at home.
2012 Multimedia Roundup
2012 Multimedia Roundup
The Scientist Staff | Dec 14, 2012
The science images and videos that captured our attention in 2012
Old Ocean Mold
Old Ocean Mold
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 12, 2012
Fungi in 100 million year-old seafloor sediments could possess novel antibiotics.
Soil Bacteria May “Eat” Antibiotics
Soil Bacteria May “Eat” Antibiotics
Dan Cossins | Dec 10, 2012
Long-term exposure to antibiotics from agricultural run off may encourage the evolution of soil bacteria that break down and consume the antibacterial agents.
Marlboro Chicks
Marlboro Chicks
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 5, 2012
Two species of songbirds pack their nests with scavenged cigarette butts that repel irksome parasites.
Contributors
Contributors
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 1, 2012
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2012 issue of The Scientist.
The Plastic Genome
The Plastic Genome
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 1, 2012
The poxvirus stockpiles genes when it needs to adapt.
Opinion: Learning from Transcriptomes
Opinion: Learning from Transcriptomes
David Smith | Nov 28, 2012
In the largest microbial eukaryote genetic sequencing effort ever attempted, researchers are investigating the transcriptomes of 700 marine algae species.