indians, microbiology, ecology
Breaching the Wall
Rachel Nuwer | Dec 1, 2011
Editor’s choice in immunology
Birth Control Pills and Prostate Cancer
Bob Grant | Nov 16, 2011
A new study suggests a possible link between the use of oral contraceptives and rising prostate cancer rates.
Endangered Snails Accidentally Frozen
Cristina Luiggi | Nov 15, 2011
Hundreds of rare giant land snails held in captivity in New Zealand froze to death after the temperature probes in their containers failed.
Bacterial Identity Crisis
Cristina Luiggi | Nov 9, 2011
Researchers probe the genetics of a group of bacteria known to extensively swap DNA sequences with other species—blurring the species boundaries.
Prescription Drug Pollutants
Cristina Luiggi | Nov 7, 2011
Are pharmaceuticals in the environment affecting human health?
Ladybug Zombies
Cristina Luiggi | Oct 31, 2011
Wasps inject their larvae into ladybug abdomens, where they feast on the bugs’ insides.
How Probiotic Yogurt Works
Bob Grant | Oct 26, 2011
Researchers show that the bacterial species in probiotic, fermented dairy products may alter gene expression and metabolism in native gut microbiota.
Deadly Bat Fungus Nailed Down
Bob Grant | Oct 26, 2011
Scientists have made a definitive link between a recently-discovered fungus and a lethal disease wiping out bat populations in eastern North America.
Orangutans Have Culture
Bob Grant | Oct 25, 2011
A study shows that different populations of the Southeast Asian ape display and transmit specific behaviors through generations in a way similar to human cultures.
Protection for Big-Screen Virus
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 19, 2011
Researchers find an antibody that may protect against a virus similar to the one featured in the movie Contagion.