genome, developmental biology, microbiology
Studies Conflict on Spores’ Need for Protein Synthesis
Studies Conflict on Spores’ Need for Protein Synthesis
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2016
Different assays lead to opposing conclusions on bacterial spores’ requirements during germination.
Infant Microbiome: Vaginal Delivery Versus C-Section
Infant Microbiome: Vaginal Delivery Versus C-Section
Jef Akst | Nov 27, 2016
A new literature review finds that even if babies born via Cesarean section have long-term health risks, as a number of past studies purport, it may not be a result of the procedure itself.
Altered Microbiome Contributes to Exaggerated Post-Diet Weight Regain in Mice
Altered Microbiome Contributes to Exaggerated Post-Diet Weight Regain in Mice
Tracy Vence | Nov 24, 2016
Obesity-associated microbiome composition can persist after weight loss, affecting the exchange of metabolites between a mouse and its resident bugs, researchers report.
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.
Live Imaging Using Light-Sheet Microscopy
Live Imaging Using Light-Sheet Microscopy
Kelly Rae Chi | Nov 1, 2016
How to make the most of this rapidly developing technique and a look at what's on the horizon
Contributors
Contributors
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the November 2016 issue of The Scientist.
Antarctic Bacteria Latch Onto Ice with Molecular Fishing Rod
Antarctic Bacteria Latch Onto Ice with Molecular Fishing Rod
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 1, 2016
Researchers describe the first known bacterial adhesion molecule that binds to frozen water. 
Opinion: Aging, Just Another Disease
Opinion: Aging, Just Another Disease
Mutaz Musa | Nov 1, 2016
No longer considered an inevitability, growing older should be and is being treated like a chronic condition. 
Viruses of the Human Body
Viruses of the Human Body
Eric Delwart | Nov 1, 2016
Some of our resident viruses may be beneficial.
The Human Virome
The Human Virome
Eric Delwart | Oct 31, 2016
Diverse viruses can be found commingling with human and bacteria cells in and on people’s bodies. Scientists are just beginning to understand how these viruses help and when they can turn pathogenic.