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Scanning for SIV’s Sanctuaries
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2015
Whole-body immunoPET scans of SIV-infected macaques reveal where the replicating virus hides.
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.
How a Popular Probiotic Works
Kerry Grens | Apr 16, 2015
Eating a type of bacterium encourages the activity of other gut microbes, according to a small study.
Enzyme Improves CRISPR
Kerry Grens | Apr 1, 2015
A smaller Cas9 protein enables in vivo genome engineering via viral vectors.
Jenny Rood | Apr 1, 2015
Gut bacteria control tumor growth via the mammalian immune system.
Soil Bacteria Live on Wine Grapes
Kerry Grens | Mar 25, 2015
The earthiness of Merlot may have to do with grapevine-dwelling microbiota.
Quorum-Sensing Molecule Modifies Gut Microbiota
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 19, 2015
Increasing the abundance of a chemical some microbes use to communicate with one another can help reinstate beneficial bacterial populations in the guts of antibiotic-treated mice.
Sewage Bacteria Linked to Obesity
Jef Akst | Mar 10, 2015
Microbes identified in a city’s sewage treatment plants correlate with the population’s obesity rate, a study shows.
Nanobombs Terminate Foodborne Microbes
Nsikan Akpan | Mar 5, 2015
Researchers engineer water nanostructures to wipe out pathogens that can spoil food and pose health risks.
Tough-to-Clean Equipment a Bigger Problem
Kerry Grens | Mar 2, 2015
The number of deaths attributable to certain medical probes may go beyond a recent outbreak in Los Angeles.