influenza, microbiology
Microbesity
Microbesity
Jenny Rood | Nov 1, 2015
Obesity appears linked to the gut microbiome. How and why is still a mystery—but scientists have plenty of ideas.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Nov 1, 2015
The Psychology of Overeating, The Hidden Half of Nature, The Death of Cancer, and The Secret of Our Success
Toward a Universal Flu Vax
Toward a Universal Flu Vax
Jef Akst | Oct 27, 2015
Adding an adjuvant to stimulate both innate and adaptive immunity, researchers boost the effectiveness of an influenza A vaccine in mice.
Microbiome Meals
Microbiome Meals
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Oct 1, 2015
Researchers identify a handful of genes that help bacteria in the mouse gut adapt to dietary changes.
Gut Bacteria Linked to Asthma Risk
Gut Bacteria Linked to Asthma Risk
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2015
Four types of gut bacteria found in babies’ stool may help researchers predict the future development of asthma.
Cultural Riches
Cultural Riches
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 1, 2015
Researchers devise new techniques to facilitate growing bacteria collected from the environment.
Lost Colonies
Lost Colonies
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 1, 2015
Next-generation sequencing has identified scores of new microorganisms, but getting even abundant bacterial species to grow in the lab has proven challenging.
Mislabeled Genomes to be Fixed
Mislabeled Genomes to be Fixed
Kerry Grens | Sep 29, 2015
Conference elicits buzz about the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s efforts to clean up genome entries.         
Local Microbes Give Wine Character
Local Microbes Give Wine Character
Ruth Williams | Sep 24, 2015
Yeast strains from different regions of New Zealand generate wines with varying chemistries.
Skin Microbes Help Clear Infection
Skin Microbes Help Clear Infection
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 16, 2015
In a small study, researchers find a link between an individual’s skin microbiome and the ability to clear a bacterial infection.