histone methylation, microbiology, immunology
Cracking Down on Vaccinations
Cracking Down on Vaccinations
Bob Grant | Oct 9, 2012
A handful of US states are enacting laws that make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children against infectious diseases.
Slime Mold Smarty Pants
Slime Mold Smarty Pants
Jef Akst | Oct 9, 2012
A form of spatial memory helps a brainless slime mold navigate complex environments, hinting at the possible origins of memory in higher organisms.
Beard Beer
Beard Beer
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 4, 2012
A brewmaster is creating a signature concoction using yeast found in his facial hair.
Weeding Out Arsenate
Weeding Out Arsenate
Sabrina Richards | Oct 3, 2012
A miniscule change in a hydrogen bond angle explains how bacteria can select phosphate over arsenate even in high-arsenate conditions.
Salmonella Strain Spreads Alongside HIV
Dan Cossins | Oct 1, 2012
Researchers find that a deadly bacterial disease hitchhikes in people infected with the virus that causes AIDS to spread throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
Novel Deadly Virus
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 1, 2012
A new rhabdovirus may be responsible for an outbreak of fatal hemorrhagic fever.
Death Match
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2012
Cockfighting and other cultural practices in Southeast Asia could greatly aid the spread of deadly diseases like bird flu.
Drug Allergy in the Pocket
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2012
An HIV drug can bind to and alter the function of an immune molecule, causing a dangerous reaction in patients with a particular allele.
The Epigenetic Lnc
Kevin V. Morris | Oct 1, 2012
Long non-protein-coding RNA (lncRNA) sequences are often transcribed from the opposite, or antisense, strand of a protein coding gene. In the past few years, research has shown that these lncRNAs play a number of regulatory roles in the cell. For exa
Live-Action Networks
Ruth Williams | Oct 1, 2012
Mass spec plus novel software equals dynamic views into the chemical lives of microbes.