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Oil Spill Changes Microbe Communities
Jef Akst | Jun 8, 2012
The beaches around the Gulf of Mexico harbor different nematodes, protists and fungi now than they did before the Deepwater Horizon disaster in April 2010.
Rapid Bird Flu Test
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 4, 2012
New PCR assay can detect more than 40 strains of H5N1 in a single go.
Interfering with Resistance
Hannah Waters | Jun 1, 2012
Drug efficacy and resistance mechanisms shine a light on how drugs enter cells, which could facilitate the development of new sleeping-sickness treatments.
Microbiology Goes High-Tech
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Jun 1, 2012
Out with toothpicks and pipettors; in with automation.
Edyta Zielinska | May 1, 2012
Turning a liability into an asset, cryo-electron microscopists exploit an artifact to probe protein structure.
SPRead Your Antibody Capabilities
Carina Storrs | May 1, 2012
Using surface plasmon resonance to improve antibody detection and characterization: four case studies
Ants Share Pathogens for Immunity
Sabrina Richards | Apr 3, 2012
A new study shows that grooming by ants promotes colony-wide resistance to fungal infections by transferring small amounts of pathogen to nestmates.
Staff | Mar 1, 2012
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Edyta Zielinska | Mar 1, 2012
Editor's choice in immunology
TB Screen Glows Green
Sabrina Richards | Feb 13, 2012
Infection by GFP-encoding viruses enables quick, easy detection of tuberculosis in patient samples.