Image of the Day: Sentinel Cells
Image of the Day: Sentinel Cells
Researchers hacked the genetic machinery of E. coli to make them glow and identify proteins linked to cancer.
Image of the Day: Sentinel Cells
Image of the Day: Sentinel Cells

Researchers hacked the genetic machinery of E. coli to make them glow and identify proteins linked to cancer.

Researchers hacked the genetic machinery of E. coli to make them glow and identify proteins linked to cancer.

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FDA Cracks Down on Purveyors of Stem Cell Treatments
FDA Cracks Down on Purveyors of Stem Cell Treatments
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 21, 2018
The agency cites safety concerns with customers of Genetech who reported getting E. coli infections and sends letters to other stem cell companies reminding them to follow the rules.
Stanley Falkow, Father of Molecular Microbial Pathogenesis, Dies
Stanley Falkow, Father of Molecular Microbial Pathogenesis, Dies
Catherine Offord | May 9, 2018
The microbiologist was known for his work on bacterial antibiotic resistance and infectious disease.
Image of the Day: Virus Spacecraft 
Image of the Day: Virus Spacecraft 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 5, 2018
Researchers reconstruct images of a virus that infects Escherichia coli bacteria.
Ancient Protein Helps <em>E. coli</em> Thwart Viral Attack
Ancient Protein Helps E. coli Thwart Viral Attack
Ashley Yeager | May 9, 2017
When engineered to use a four-billion-year-old version of the protein thioredoxin, the bacteria can stall bacteriophage replication, a new study shows.
Bacterial Biosensor IDs Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals
Bacterial Biosensor IDs Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals
Diana Kwon | Feb 2, 2017
Using freeze-dried E. coli and disposable electrodes, scientists engineer a sensor that can quickly detect EDCs. 
Bacteria Show Signs of Starvation in Space
Bacteria Show Signs of Starvation in Space
Mallory Locklear | Nov 18, 2016
E. coli cultured on the International Space Station show increased expression of genes related to starvation and acid-resistance responses, researchers report.
Antibiotic Resistance Reaches Brazil
Antibiotic Resistance Reaches Brazil
Kerry Grens | Aug 8, 2016
Scientists detect a colistin-resistance gene in a clinical sample.
Dethroning <em>E. coli</em>?
Dethroning E. coli?
Alison F. Takemura | Jun 23, 2016
Some scientists hope to replace microbiology’s workhorse bacterium with fast-growing Vibrio natriegens.
Constant Evolution
Constant Evolution
Ruth Williams | Dec 16, 2015
Bacteria growing in an unchanging environment continue to adapt indefinitely.