Nobel Prize, microbiology, disease & medicine
The Age-Old Fight Against Antibiotics
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 31, 2011
Researchers find antibiotic resistance genes in 30,000-year-old bacteria, suggesting such resistance is not a modern phenomenon.
Fair Trade at Plant Roots
Kerry Grens | Aug 11, 2011
Plant and fungal symbionts swap more resources with partners that provide a greater return of nutrients.
Arsenic-Based Life, Open to Critique
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 10, 2011
A researcher is repeating the controversial experiments that suggested a bacterium used arsenic rather than phosphorus in its DNA—with the world watching.
Harmful Bacterial Metabolites
Harmful Bacterial Metabolites
Michelle G. Rooks and Wendy S. Garrett | Aug 1, 2011
Gut bacteria that feed on healthy food appear to amplify the nutritional benefits of those foods. However, they also appear to amplify the undesirable effects of unhealthy food. 
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2011
First Life, Radioactivity, Brain Bugs, Life of Earth
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2011
Meet some of the people featured in the August 2011 issue of The Scientist.
Sharing the Bounty
Michelle G. Rooks and Wendy S. Garrett | Aug 1, 2011
Gut bacteria may be the missing piece that explains the connection between diet and cancer risk.
Top 7 in Microbiology
Megan Scudellari | Jul 26, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in microbiology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000.
New Suspect in E. coli Deaths
Jessica P. Johnson | Jul 6, 2011
Fenugreek seeds are banned in Europe after authorities point the finger at them as a potential source of the deadly E. coli outbreak.
C-ing with the Lights Out
Richard P. Grant | Jul 1, 2011
I the dark Arctic shallows one research finds heterotrophic marine bacteria doing a surprising amount of carbon fixing.