Ten Minute Sabbatical
Ten Minute Sabbatical
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Ten Minute Sabbatical
Ten Minute Sabbatical

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.

genetics & genomics, microbiology
Ten Minute Sabbatical
Ten Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2019
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Microbe Miner: A Profile of Rob Knight
Microbe Miner: A Profile of Rob Knight
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 1, 2019
Developing computational tools to analyze the reams of microbial sequencing data his lab generates, the UC San Diego microbiologist is a pioneer of microbiome research.
How Bacteria “Walk” Across a Surface
How Bacteria “Walk” Across a Surface
Diana Kwon | Jun 1, 2019
Scientists identify the coordinated sequence of pili movements that Pseudomonas aeruginosa use to move.
The Hunt for Electrically Active Microbes
The Hunt for Electrically Active Microbes
Shawna Williams | Jun 1, 2019
A new portable instrument could help to lure useful bugs in from the wild.
Mouse Diets Affect How Gut Bacteria Interact with T Cells
Mouse Diets Affect How Gut Bacteria Interact with T Cells
Shawna Williams | Jun 1, 2019
An experiment delves into how the microbiome shapes immunity.
Infographic: Microbial Moves
Infographic: Microbial Moves
Diana Kwon | Jun 1, 2019
Bacteria coordinate a pilus's movement based on touch.
Otto Cordero Studies Bacteria in the Wild
Otto Cordero Studies Bacteria in the Wild
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2019
The MIT associate professor wants to understand microbial communities in their ecological context.
Do Commensal Microbes Stoke the Fire of Autoimmunity?
Do Commensal Microbes Stoke the Fire of Autoimmunity?
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 1, 2019
Molecules produced by resident bacteria and their hosts may signal immune cells to attack the body’s own tissues.
Could Tolerating Disease Be Better than Fighting It?
Could Tolerating Disease Be Better than Fighting It?
Ashley Yeager | Jun 1, 2019
Quieting immune attacks against pathogens and even providing nutrients to the invaders could improve health, according to a new line of research.
Infographic: Commensal Mimicry in Autoimmune Disease
Infographic: Commensal Mimicry in Autoimmune Disease
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 1, 2019
Antigens originating from the microbiome may trigger an autoimmune response.