drug development, microbiology
Flies’ Feet Can Spread Bacteria
Flies’ Feet Can Spread Bacteria
Kerry Grens | Nov 27, 2017
Lab experiments and metagenomic analyses of flies’ resident bacteria indicate that the insects carry microbes from place to place on their legs.
New CAR T-Cell Therapy Shows Promise in Trial for Leukemia
New CAR T-Cell Therapy Shows Promise in Trial for Leukemia
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 21, 2017
The immunotherapy, which targets CD22 on cancer cells rather than CD19, might prove useful in patients for whom previous T-cell treatments were unsuccessful. 
RNA Interference Drug Excels in Clinical Trials to Treat Rare Disorder
RNA Interference Drug Excels in Clinical Trials to Treat Rare Disorder
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 3, 2017
If approved, patisiran will be the first RNAi therapeutic on the market. 
Getting Drugs Past the Blood-Brain Barrier
Getting Drugs Past the Blood-Brain Barrier
Amanda B. Keener | Nov 1, 2017
To treat neurological disease, researchers develop techniques to bypass or trick the guardian of the central nervous system.
Infographic: Breaking into the Brain
Infographic: Breaking into the Brain
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 31, 2017
The blood-brain barrier is a collection of specialized cells and proteins that control the movement of molecules from the blood to the central nervous system.
Bacteria Found in Women’s Upper Reproductive Tracts
Bacteria Found in Women’s Upper Reproductive Tracts
Diana Kwon | Oct 17, 2017
A new study identifies microorganisms residing in the human fallopian tubes and uterus, but some researchers are skeptical of the findings. 
Opinion: Microbiology Needs More Math
Opinion: Microbiology Needs More Math
Mikhail Tikhonov | Oct 12, 2017
Empirical data and humans’ biased interpretations can only get so far in truly understanding life at the microscale.
Cesarean Section Results in Heavier Mouse Pups
Cesarean Section Results in Heavier Mouse Pups
Ashley Yeager | Oct 11, 2017
Vaginal birth leads to changes in the development of offsprings’ microbiomes not seen among mice born via C-section, which researchers suspect might contribute to the weight differences.
Plague Ravaging Madagascar
Plague Ravaging Madagascar
Kerry Grens | Oct 10, 2017
Nearly four dozen people have died.
Contributors
Contributors
Aggie Mika | Oct 1, 2017
Meet some of the people featured in the October 2017 issue of The Scientist.