microbiology, neuroscience, disease & medicine
Maturation of the Infant Microbiome
Maturation of the Infant Microbiome
Kerry Grens | May 13, 2015
Gut microbial communities from breastfed babies are slow to resemble adults’ microbiota.
Prokaryotic Microbes with Eukaryote-like Genes Found
Prokaryotic Microbes with Eukaryote-like Genes Found
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | May 6, 2015
Deep-sea microbes possess hallmarks of eukaryotic cells, hinting at a common ancestor for archaea and eukaryotes.
Mouse Mind Control
Mouse Mind Control
Jef Akst | May 4, 2015
Researchers use chemicals to manipulate the behavior of mice.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | May 1, 2015
The Genealogy of a Gene, On the Move, The Chimp and the River, and Domesticated
Show Me Your Moves
Show Me Your Moves
Marissa Fessenden | May 1, 2015
Updated classics and new techniques help microbiologists get up close and quantitative.
The Origins of O
The Origins of O
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2015
A strain of HIV that has afflicted more than 100,000 people emerged from gorillas.
Scanning for SIV’s Sanctuaries
Scanning for SIV’s Sanctuaries
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2015
Whole-body immunoPET scans of SIV-infected macaques reveal where the replicating virus hides.
 
Targeted Information in the Rat Brain
Targeted Information in the Rat Brain
Ruth Williams | Apr 30, 2015
A study shows that the hippocampus selects which information to send, and where, during different behaviors.
Bacterial Taxis Deliver Proteins
Bacterial Taxis Deliver Proteins
Kerry Grens | Apr 28, 2015
Reengineered protein-shuttling machinery can be used to inject a particular protein into mammalian cells, according to a proof-of-principle study.
One-Man Tinnitus Map
One-Man Tinnitus Map
Bob Grant | Apr 27, 2015
Researchers probe the neural roots of the ear-ringing condition in a man undergoing brain surgery.