H5N1, immunology, ecology
The Worm Crew
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2011
Meet the people behind studies that use nematodes to treat inflammatory diseases. 
Parasites Unite!
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 1, 2011
Gabriele Sorci discusses how invaders can band together to more effectively infect hosts.
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2011
Quirk, Darwin's Armada, The Death & Life of Monterey Bay, Elegance in Science
Jaume and the Giant Genome
Daniel Grushkin | Feb 1, 2011
A newly minted PhD finds a 150-billion-base-pair-long DNA molecule in a plant.
Mining Bacterial Small Molecules
L. Caetano M. Antunes, Julian E. Davies and B. Brett Finlay | Jan 1, 2011
As much as rainforests or deep-sea vents, the human gut holds rich stores of microbial chemicals that should be mined for their pharmacological potential.
Human Effects
Richard P. Grant | Jan 1, 2011
Editor's Choice in Ecology
Basophil Roles
Richard P. Grant | Jan 1, 2011
Editor's choice in Immunology
Intestinal Molecular Signaling
Intestinal Molecular Signaling
L. Caetano M. Antunes, Julian E. Davies and B. Brett Finlay | Jan 1, 2011
Microbes, both good and bad, can exert direct effects on host cells and vice versa. 
The Coming Health Crisis
Samuel S. Myers and Aaron Bernstein | Jan 1, 2011
Indirect effects of global climate change threaten the health of hundreds of millions of people. The very uncertainty that shrouds this issue must serve as an organizing principle for adaptation to its ill effects.