microbiology
Roller Derby Players Share Germs
Roller Derby Players Share Germs
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 14, 2013
Team member and opponents exchange microbes by slamming into each others’ shoulders during the game.
Bee Venom for HIV Prevention
Bee Venom for HIV Prevention
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 12, 2013
Nanoparticles coated with a toxin found in bee venom can destroy HIV while leaving surrounding cells intact.
Algae Get Help to Go to Extremes
Algae Get Help to Go to Extremes
Sabrina Richards | Mar 7, 2013
A red alga appears to have adapted to extremely hot, acidic environments by collecting genes from bacteria and archaea.
Insect Wing Kills Bacteria
Insect Wing Kills Bacteria
Jef Akst | Mar 6, 2013
The nanoscale structure of a clanger cicada’s wings destroys threatening microbes on contact.
Antibody-Dependent Enhanced (ADE) Immunity
Antibody-Dependent Enhanced (ADE) Immunity
Beth Marie Mole | Mar 2, 2013
The method to the dengue virus's maddening infectiousness.
Bacterial Buddies
Bacterial Buddies
Sabrina Richards | Mar 1, 2013
A chance encounter with a crab apple tree leads to the discovery of a new bacterial species and clues to the evolution of insect endosymbionts.
Sea Change
Sea Change
Chris Tachibana | Mar 1, 2013
A normally land-based microbiologist sets sail to find the building blocks of novel antibiotics in marine bacteria.
Blue Biotech
Blue Biotech
Chris Tachibana | Mar 1, 2013
Systems biologist Lone Gram describes her approach to combing the oceans for novel compounds that may be useful in the fight against pathogens.
Bedeviled by Dengue
Bedeviled by Dengue
Beth Marie Mole | Mar 1, 2013
The global spread of dengue virus has immunologists and public-health experts debating the best way to curb infection.
Stem Cells: Safe Haven For TB
Stem Cells: Safe Haven For TB
Nsikan Akpan | Feb 5, 2013
Tuberculosis bacteria find shelter from drugs and the body’s defenses in bone marrow stem cells.