prison, microbiology, culture
Metropolome
Metropolome
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2013
Researchers take advantage of rapid and cheap DNA sequencing technologies to map the bacterial microbiome of New York City.
Out, Damned Mycoplasma!
Out, Damned Mycoplasma!
Kelly Rae Chi | Dec 1, 2013
Pointers for keeping your cell cultures free of mycoplasma contamination
Patchy Plankton
Patchy Plankton
Chris Palmer | Dec 1, 2013
Turbulence interacts with the stabilizing efforts of motile phytoplankton to create small-scale patches of toxic, bloom-forming organisms.
Weathering the Storm
Weathering the Storm
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2013
How to prepare your lab for natural disasters and cope with unavoidable consequences
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2013
Tigers Forever, High Moon Over the Amazon, Earth from Space, and Medicine's Michelangelo
Mapping NYC's Microbes
Mapping NYC's Microbes
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2013
New York University’s Jane Carlton talks about a project designed to characterize the microbiome of the Big Apple.
Karmella Haynes - Artist
Karmella Haynes - Artist
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2013
December 2013's Scientist to Watch is also an accomplished painter.
Tracking Fecal Transplants
Tracking Fecal Transplants
Tracy Vence | Nov 26, 2013
A long-term study confirms transplants of stool microbes from healthy donors can successfully clear recurrent Clostridium difficile infections.
Next Generation: Bactericidal Surface
Next Generation: Bactericidal Surface
Jef Akst | Nov 26, 2013
A synthetic material covered in nano-spikes resembling those found on insect wings is an effective killer of diverse microbes.
Review: <em>The Origin of Species</em>
Review: The Origin of Species
Jef Akst | Nov 22, 2013
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute this week released three short films to teach students about evolution and speciation.