prison, microbiology, cell & molecular biology
Cone Cell Correctors
Cone Cell Correctors
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Oct 1, 2014
In mice, adult cone cell outer segments and their visual functions deteriorate if two microRNAs are not present.
The Ocular Microbiome
The Ocular Microbiome
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Oct 1, 2014
Researchers are beginning to study in depth the largely uncharted territory of the eye’s microbial composition.
Soil Microbiome of Central Park
Soil Microbiome of Central Park
Jef Akst | Sep 30, 2014
Nearly 600 soil samples from New York City’s famous park reveal that the urban environment harbors just as much biodiversity as natural ecosystems across the globe.
Thomson Reuters Predicts Nobelists
Thomson Reuters Predicts Nobelists
Bob Grant | Sep 25, 2014
Using citation statistics, the firm forecasts which researchers are likely to take home science’s top honors this year.
Intensive Loss of Gut Bacteria Diversity
Intensive Loss of Gut Bacteria Diversity
Molly Sharlach | Sep 23, 2014
Lengthy stints in intensive care units pare down patients’ gut microflora, a study shows.
Heritable Histones
Heritable Histones
Ruth Williams | Sep 18, 2014
Scientists show how roundworm daughter cells remember the histone modification patterns of their parents.
Giant DNA Origami
Giant DNA Origami
Jef Akst | Sep 18, 2014
Researchers create the largest 3-D DNA structures to date, many times bigger than previously constructed origami shapes.
Small Molecule Superstore
Small Molecule Superstore
Molly Sharlach | Sep 15, 2014
An analysis of bacterial sequences from the Human Microbiome Project has uncovered thousands of biosynthetic gene clusters.
Experimental Ebola Drug Shows Promise
Experimental Ebola Drug Shows Promise
Tracy Vence | Sep 2, 2014
ZMapp effectively rescued macaques from Ebola in a small trial, but it could be several months before supplies of the drug meet the growing human demand for it.
Crossing Boundaries
Crossing Boundaries
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 1, 2014
A groundbreaker in the study of Listeria monocytogenes, Pascale Cossart continues to build her research tool kit to understand how to fight such intracellular human pathogens.