Nobel Prize, microbiology, ecology
Soil Bacteria Live on Wine Grapes
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
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
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
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
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.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2015
Evolving Ourselves, The Man Who Touched His Own Heart, Bats, and The Invaders
Of Cells and Limits
Of Cells and Limits
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 1, 2015
Leonard Hayflick has been unafraid to speak his mind, whether it is to upend a well-entrenched dogma or to challenge the federal government. At 86, he’s nowhere near retirement.
Medical Equipment May Spread Superbug
Medical Equipment May Spread Superbug
Kerry Grens | Feb 20, 2015
Drug-resistant bacteria have spread in a Los Angeles hospital, perhaps from contaminated endoscopes.
Subway Microbiome
Subway Microbiome
Jef Akst | Feb 9, 2015
Researchers document the bacterial life living among New York City’s transit stations.
Stubbornly Persistent
Stubbornly Persistent
Mary Beth Aberlin | Feb 1, 2015
Microorganisms continually challenge our assumptions of what life can achieve.