Nobel Prize, microbiology, disease & medicine
Typhoid Vaccine Recalled
Typhoid Vaccine Recalled
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 10, 2012
An estimated 700,000 people immunized against typhoid may not be fully protected.
Has Science Outgrown the Nobels?
Has Science Outgrown the Nobels?
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 10, 2012
Amid Nobel Prize announcements this week, critics find awarding individuals in specific disciplines at odds with today’s interdisciplinary, team-led research.  
G-Protein Receptor Work Wins Nobel
G-Protein Receptor Work Wins Nobel
Dan Cossins | Oct 10, 2012
Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian K. Kobilka take home this year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry for revealing how membrane receptors sense and respond to chemical signals.
Cracking Down on Vaccinations
Cracking Down on Vaccinations
Bob Grant | Oct 9, 2012
A handful of US states are enacting laws that make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children against infectious diseases.
Slime Mold Smarty Pants
Slime Mold Smarty Pants
Jef Akst | Oct 9, 2012
A form of spatial memory helps a brainless slime mold navigate complex environments, hinting at the possible origins of memory in higher organisms.
Cell Re-Programmers Take the Nobel
Cell Re-Programmers Take the Nobel
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 8, 2012
John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka win this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine for learning how to reboot cellular development. 
Cell Reprogramming Work Wins Nobel
Cell Reprogramming Work Wins Nobel
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 8, 2012
John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka jointly take home this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine for turning back the developmental clock. 
Beard Beer
Beard Beer
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 4, 2012
A brewmaster is creating a signature concoction using yeast found in his facial hair.
Nobelist to Psychologists: Shape Up!
Nobelist to Psychologists: Shape Up!
Bob Grant | Oct 3, 2012
Daniel Kahneman, who won a Nobel Prize in 2002, has issued a warning to a subset of his psychologist colleagues, telling them to increase the reproducibility of their research.
Weeding Out Arsenate
Weeding Out Arsenate
Sabrina Richards | Oct 3, 2012
A miniscule change in a hydrogen bond angle explains how bacteria can select phosphate over arsenate even in high-arsenate conditions.