germ cells, neuroscience, microbiology
Soil Harbors Antibiotic Resistance
Ed Yong | Aug 30, 2012
Identical resistance genes in soil and clinical bacteria hint at dangerous genetic arms trade that is aggravating the antibiotic-resistance crisis.
The Danger of Vaccine Exemptions
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 30, 2012
Are states with less rigorous rules about which children can claim an exception from vaccination in kindergarten putting communities at higher risk of childhood disease?
Resisting TB
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 30, 2012
A study finds that drug-resistant tuberculosis is more prevalent than current estimates suggest.
Boston to Test Bioterror Sensors
Bob Grant | Aug 29, 2012
Federal officials will release harmless bacteria into subway tunnels beneath the Northeastern city to test new sensors designed to detect biological agents.
Clinical Trial Misfortune
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 28, 2012
A human trial of a hepatitis C treatment is shut down after one of the participants died.
Second Victim of Hantavirus
Jef Akst | Aug 28, 2012
Another person has died from the rodent-borne disease after visiting Yosemite National Park.
Texan West Nile Concerns
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 27, 2012
Researchers consider the recent reappearance of West Nile virus in Texas and the efforts to control it.
Learning During Sleep
Ed Yong | Aug 26, 2012
Information picked up while we slumber can stay with us when we awake, even if we aren’t aware of it.
Cancer-Causing Gut Bacteria
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 17, 2012
Mice with inflammatory bowel disease harbor gut bacteria that damage host DNA, predisposing mice to cancer.
Neuroscientist Falsifies Data?
Jef Akst | Aug 9, 2012
An investigation of a well-known Dutch brain researcher finds evidence that she misrepresented data in 15 papers, but she is refuting the findings.