drug addiction, microbiology, culture
Weathering the Storm
Weathering the Storm
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2013
How to prepare your lab for natural disasters and cope with unavoidable consequences
Patchy Plankton
Patchy Plankton
Chris Palmer | Dec 1, 2013
Turbulence interacts with the stabilizing efforts of motile phytoplankton to create small-scale patches of toxic, bloom-forming organisms.
Out, Damned Mycoplasma!
Out, Damned Mycoplasma!
Kelly Rae Chi | Dec 1, 2013
Pointers for keeping your cell cultures free of mycoplasma contamination
Metropolome
Metropolome
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2013
Researchers take advantage of rapid and cheap DNA sequencing technologies to map the bacterial microbiome of New York City.
Organelle Architecture
Organelle Architecture
Mary Beth Aberlin | Dec 1, 2013
There’s beauty in a cell’s marriage of structure and function.
Tracking Fecal Transplants
Tracking Fecal Transplants
Tracy Vence | Nov 26, 2013
A long-term study confirms transplants of stool microbes from healthy donors can successfully clear recurrent Clostridium difficile infections.
Next Generation: Bactericidal Surface
Next Generation: Bactericidal Surface
Jef Akst | Nov 26, 2013
A synthetic material covered in nano-spikes resembling those found on insect wings is an effective killer of diverse microbes.
Suppressing Drug-Seeking Behaviors
Suppressing Drug-Seeking Behaviors
Abby Olena | Nov 24, 2013
Augmenting the action of a glutamate receptor in the brains of addicted rats helps prevent them from seeking cocaine during withdrawal, a study shows.
Review: <em>The Origin of Species</em>
Review: The Origin of Species
Jef Akst | Nov 22, 2013
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute this week released three short films to teach students about evolution and speciation.
Don’t Fear DIYbio
Don’t Fear DIYbio
Jef Akst | Nov 19, 2013
Biological tinkerers are not the risk that some have made them out to be, according to a new report.