germ cells, evolution, microbiology, ecology
Lobster-Pot Science
Richard P. Grant | May 1, 2011
Building tiny houses to study how bacteria behave in natural environments
Wrestling with Recurrent Infections
Wrestling with Recurrent Infections
Gayatri Vedantam and Glenn S. Tillotson | May 1, 2011
Clostridium difficile is evolving more robust toxicity, repeatedly attacking its victims, and driving the search for alternative therapies to fight the infection.
Micro Farmers
Cristina Luiggi | May 1, 2011
Dustin Rubenstein discusses how the discovery of amoebas that farm their own food links the development of agriculture with the evolution of social behavior.
Viral Hijackers
Hannah Waters | Apr 1, 2011
Editor's choice in immunology
Truly Phenome-nal
Hannah Waters | Apr 1, 2011
Editor's choice in microbiology
Family Affair
Megan Scudellari | Apr 1, 2011
In discovering their shared ancestry, a distantly related animal geneticist and plant pathologist find a common thread in their work on immune receptors.
Harvesting Ideas
Karen Hopkin | Apr 1, 2011
Joy Ward is reaping the rewards of her studies on how plants handle global climate change—gathering academic accolades and presidential embraces along the way.
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2011
The Great Sperm Whale, Noble Cows & Hybrid Zebras, Radioactive, Science-Mart
Kelly Benoit-Bird: Sounding the Deep
Carrie Arnold | Apr 1, 2011
Associate professor, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University. Age: 34
Come Inside
Richard P. Grant | Mar 1, 2011
Editor's choice in immunology