emulsion PCR, microbiology, ecology
Jet Lag Upsets Gut Microbes
Jet Lag Upsets Gut Microbes
Bob Grant | Oct 17, 2014
Frequent airplane travel may contribute to obesity by throwing off circadian rhythms and changing the composition of the intestinal microbiome, according to a new study.
The Ocular Microbiome
The Ocular Microbiome
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Oct 1, 2014
Researchers are beginning to study in depth the largely uncharted territory of the eye’s microbial composition.
Contributors
Contributors
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Oct 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the October 2014 issue of The Scientist.
Soil Microbiome of Central Park
Soil Microbiome of Central Park
Jef Akst | Sep 30, 2014
Nearly 600 soil samples from New York City’s famous park reveal that the urban environment harbors just as much biodiversity as natural ecosystems across the globe.
Intensive Loss of Gut Bacteria Diversity
Intensive Loss of Gut Bacteria Diversity
Molly Sharlach | Sep 23, 2014
Lengthy stints in intensive care units pare down patients’ gut microflora, a study shows.
Small Molecule Superstore
Small Molecule Superstore
Molly Sharlach | Sep 15, 2014
An analysis of bacterial sequences from the Human Microbiome Project has uncovered thousands of biosynthetic gene clusters.
Bird Diversity Drops From Forests to Farms
Bird Diversity Drops From Forests to Farms
Ruth Williams | Sep 11, 2014
Farms support less phylogenetically diverse bird populations than forests, but some farms are better than others.
Experimental Ebola Drug Shows Promise
Experimental Ebola Drug Shows Promise
Tracy Vence | Sep 2, 2014
ZMapp effectively rescued macaques from Ebola in a small trial, but it could be several months before supplies of the drug meet the growing human demand for it.
The Iceman Cometh
The Iceman Cometh
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 1, 2014
Meet Ötzi, the Copper Age ice man who is helping scientists reconstruct changes in the population genetics of the red deer he hunted.
This Bug Sucks
This Bug Sucks
Yao-Hua Law | Sep 1, 2014
An assassin bug, which some researchers are using as living syringes to sample blood from birds and mammals, feeds on a bat.