drug addiction, microbiology
Touchy Feely
Touchy Feely
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2015
Physical contact helps determine who’s present among baboons’ gut bacteria.
WHO OKs Plan to Fight Antibiotic Resistance
WHO OKs Plan to Fight Antibiotic Resistance
Tracy Vence | May 27, 2015
World Health Organization officials endorse a global strategy to combat the spread of antibiotic resistance.
Model Predicts Zoonotic Hot Spots
Model Predicts Zoonotic Hot Spots
Kerry Grens | May 19, 2015
The midwestern U.S. and central Asia are at high risk for new disease outbreaks from pathogen-bearing rodents, according to a study.
Maturation of the Infant Microbiome
Maturation of the Infant Microbiome
Kerry Grens | May 13, 2015
Gut microbial communities from breastfed babies are slow to resemble adults’ microbiota.
Prokaryotic Microbes with Eukaryote-like Genes Found
Prokaryotic Microbes with Eukaryote-like Genes Found
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | May 6, 2015
Deep-sea microbes possess hallmarks of eukaryotic cells, hinting at a common ancestor for archaea and eukaryotes.
Show Me Your Moves
Show Me Your Moves
Marissa Fessenden | May 1, 2015
Updated classics and new techniques help microbiologists get up close and quantitative.
The Origins of O
The Origins of O
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2015
A strain of HIV that has afflicted more than 100,000 people emerged from gorillas.
Scanning for SIV’s Sanctuaries
Scanning for SIV’s Sanctuaries
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2015
Whole-body immunoPET scans of SIV-infected macaques reveal where the replicating virus hides.
 
Bacterial Taxis Deliver Proteins
Bacterial Taxis Deliver Proteins
Kerry Grens | Apr 28, 2015
Reengineered protein-shuttling machinery can be used to inject a particular protein into mammalian cells, according to a proof-of-principle study.
How a Popular Probiotic Works
How a Popular Probiotic Works
Kerry Grens | Apr 16, 2015
Eating a type of bacterium encourages the activity of other gut microbes, according to a small study.