emulsion PCR, microbiology, cell & molecular biology
From Many, One
From Many, One
Elena E. Giorgi | Apr 1, 2015
Diverse mammals, including humans, have been found to carry distinct genomes in their cells. What does such genetic chimerism mean for health and disease?
Soil Bacteria Live on Wine Grapes
Soil Bacteria Live on Wine Grapes
Kerry Grens | Mar 25, 2015
The earthiness of Merlot may have to do with grapevine-dwelling microbiota.
Short, Strong Signals
Short, Strong Signals
Ruth Williams | Mar 25, 2015
Methylation increases both the activity and instability of the signaling protein Notch.
Quorum-Sensing Molecule Modifies Gut Microbiota
Quorum-Sensing Molecule Modifies Gut Microbiota
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 19, 2015
Increasing the abundance of a chemical some microbes use to communicate with one another can help reinstate beneficial bacterial populations in the guts of antibiotic-treated mice. 
Irisin Skepticism Goes Way Back
Irisin Skepticism Goes Way Back
Kerry Grens | Mar 18, 2015
Post-publication peer reviewers had questioned data about the supposed fat-browning enzyme from the get-go.
Sewage Bacteria Linked to Obesity
Sewage Bacteria Linked to Obesity
Jef Akst | Mar 10, 2015
Microbes identified in a city’s sewage treatment plants correlate with the population’s obesity rate, a study shows.
Nanobombs Terminate Foodborne Microbes
Nanobombs Terminate Foodborne Microbes
Nsikan Akpan | Mar 5, 2015
Researchers engineer water nanostructures to wipe out pathogens that can spoil food and pose health risks.
Tough-to-Clean Equipment a Bigger Problem
Tough-to-Clean Equipment a Bigger Problem
Kerry Grens | Mar 2, 2015
The number of deaths attributable to certain medical probes may go beyond a recent outbreak in Los Angeles.
Weiwei Dang: Epigenetics in Aging
Weiwei Dang: Epigenetics in Aging
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2015
Assistant Professor, Huffington Center On Aging, Baylor College of Medicine. Age: 38
Of Cells and Limits
Of Cells and Limits
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 1, 2015
Leonard Hayflick has been unafraid to speak his mind, whether it is to upend a well-entrenched dogma or to challenge the federal government. At 86, he’s nowhere near retirement.