plant biology, microbiology, ecology
Contributors
Contributors
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2016 issue of The Scientist.
Book Excerpt from <em>The Serengeti Rules</em>
Book Excerpt from The Serengeti Rules
Sean B. Carroll | Apr 1, 2016
In the introduction to the book, author Sean B. Carroll draws the parallels between ecological and physiological maladies.
Parallel Plagues
Parallel Plagues
Sean B. Carroll | Apr 1, 2016
Like cancer, ecological scourges result from the breakdown of regulatory processes, and may be treated with similar logic.
Microbes Meet Cancer
Microbes Meet Cancer
Kate Yandell | Apr 1, 2016
Understanding cancer’s relationship with the human microbiome could transform immune-modulating therapies.
Immune Influence
Immune Influence
Kate Yandell | Apr 1, 2016
In recent years, research has demonstrated that microbes living in and on the mammalian body can affect cancer risk, as well as responses to cancer treatment.
Startup Licenses “Vaginal Seeding” Approach
Startup Licenses “Vaginal Seeding” Approach
Tracy Vence | Mar 31, 2016
Boston-based Commense plans to develop microbial and nonmicrobial interventions aimed at improving child health.
Contacts May Affect Eye Microbiome
Contacts May Affect Eye Microbiome
Jef Akst | Mar 23, 2016
The bacterial communities in the eyes of contact lens wearers resemble those of the skin, according to a study. 
Origins of Dysentery
Origins of Dysentery
Bob Grant | Mar 22, 2016
A new genomic analysis reveals that the pathogen responsible for the gastrointestinal disease likely originated in Europe and hitched a ride to new lands with settlers.
Microbial Recycler Found
Microbial Recycler Found
Bob Grant | Mar 14, 2016
Researchers discover a new species of bacteria that can break down a commonly used plastic.
China’s Bats Widely Resistant to White-Nose Syndrome
China’s Bats Widely Resistant to White-Nose Syndrome
Bob Grant | Mar 10, 2016
A study suggests bats in Asia could have genes that protect them from the fungal infection that is decimating bat populations in North America.