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How Corpse-Eating Beetles Avoid Infection
How Corpse-Eating Beetles Avoid Infection
Some beetle species may have evolved to tunnel into the ground to escape the pathogens that abound on dead and rotting animals.
How Corpse-Eating Beetles Avoid Infection
How Corpse-Eating Beetles Avoid Infection

Some beetle species may have evolved to tunnel into the ground to escape the pathogens that abound on dead and rotting animals.

Some beetle species may have evolved to tunnel into the ground to escape the pathogens that abound on dead and rotting animals.

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Incomplete Immunity
Incomplete Immunity
Jim Daley | Jun 1, 2018
By combining experimental data with computer models, researchers were able to predict a pathogen’s evolution toward more virulence.
Stanley Falkow, Father of Molecular Microbial Pathogenesis, Dies
Stanley Falkow, Father of Molecular Microbial Pathogenesis, Dies
Catherine Offord | May 9, 2018
The microbiologist was known for his work on bacterial antibiotic resistance and infectious disease.
Image of the Day: Infection Imaging
Image of the Day: Infection Imaging
The Scientist Staff | Mar 22, 2018
A new technique could allow researchers to better understand bacteria-host interactions over the course of an infection.
Pestilent Spread
Pestilent Spread
The Scientist Staff | Feb 28, 2018
See the University of Pennsylvania's David Roos explain the process of parasite replication.
Image of the Day: Virus Spacecraft 
Image of the Day: Virus Spacecraft 
The Scientist Staff | Jan 5, 2018
Researchers reconstruct images of a virus that infects Escherichia coli bacteria.
Federal Ban Lifted on Studying Most Dangerous Pathogens
Federal Ban Lifted on Studying Most Dangerous Pathogens
Kerry Grens | Dec 20, 2017
Only a few labs will earn funding for such “gain-of-function” research on SARS, MERS, and other deadly diseases.
Image of the Day: Hunter Platelets 
Image of the Day: Hunter Platelets 
The Scientist Staff | Dec 19, 2017
Researchers explore how blood platelets sweep bacteria into aggregate bundles at sites of infection to help phagocytic cells dispose of them. 
Flies’ Feet Can Spread Bacteria
Flies’ Feet Can Spread Bacteria
Kerry Grens | Nov 27, 2017
Lab experiments and metagenomic analyses of flies’ resident bacteria indicate that the insects carry microbes from place to place on their legs.
Do Pathogens Gain Virulence as Hosts Become More Resistant?
Do Pathogens Gain Virulence as Hosts Become More Resistant?
Andrew F. Read and Peter J. Kerr | Oct 1, 2017
Emerging infections provide clues about how pathogens might evolve when farm animals are protected from infection.