Nobel Prize, microbiology, ecology
Hairy Situation for Wolves
Hairy Situation for Wolves
Molly Sharlach | Nov 16, 2014
Researchers find high stress hormone levels in the hair of hunted wolves in Northern Canada.
Week in Review: November 10–14
Week in Review: November 10–14
Jef Akst | Nov 14, 2014
Funding for African science; microbiome studies may have contamination worries; mind-controlled gene expression; DNA record keeper
Butterfly Eyespots Deflect Predation
Butterfly Eyespots Deflect Predation
Bob Grant | Nov 12, 2014
Researchers show that patterned coloration can be an effective means of distracting predators from vital body parts.
DNA Extraction Kits Contaminated
DNA Extraction Kits Contaminated
Kerry Grens | Nov 11, 2014
Sequencing study reveals low levels of microbes in lab reagents that can create big problems for some microbiome studies.
High-Speed Intracellular Imaging
High-Speed Intracellular Imaging
Molly Sharlach | Oct 23, 2014
A new kind of microscopy uses a lattice of light to visualize biological processes with extraordinary spatial and temporal resolution.
Virus Decimating Spanish Amphibians
Virus Decimating Spanish Amphibians
Bob Grant | Oct 20, 2014
Several toad, newt, and salamander populations are being hit hard by an emerging pathogen in a pristine national park in Spain.
Jet Lag Upsets Gut Microbes
Jet Lag Upsets Gut Microbes
Bob Grant | Oct 17, 2014
Frequent airplane travel may contribute to obesity by throwing off circadian rhythms and changing the composition of the intestinal microbiome, according to a new study.
A Conversation with a Laureate
A Conversation with a Laureate
Jef Akst | Oct 13, 2014
The Scientist speaks with W.E. Moerner, who last week shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on super-resolution molecular imaging.
Week in Review: October 6–10
Week in Review: October 6–10
Jef Akst | Oct 10, 2014
Nobel Prizes awarded; transgenerational effects of mitochondrial mutations; fat-targeted gene knockdown; Ebola updates in Spain and U.S.
Nanoscopy Wins Nobel
Nanoscopy Wins Nobel
Tracy Vence | Oct 8, 2014
Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell, and William Moerner have won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy."