prison, microbiology, culture
Gregory Sonnenberg: Cellular Spy
Gregory Sonnenberg: Cellular Spy
Dan Cossins | May 1, 2013
Research Associate, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Age: 27
Down for the Count
Down for the Count
Amber Dance | May 1, 2013
One, two, three, four . . . . Counting colonies and plaques can be tedious, but tools exist to streamline the process.
Live Wires
Live Wires
Mohamed Y. El-Naggar and Steven E. Finkel | May 1, 2013
Discoveries of microbial communities that transfer electrons between cells and across relatively long distances are launching a new field of microbiology.
Autism-Lyme Correlation Debunked
Autism-Lyme Correlation Debunked
Amy Maxmen | Apr 30, 2013
Researchers find zero evidence for Lyme-induced autism.
Week in Review: April 22–26
Week in Review: April 22–26
Jef Akst | Apr 26, 2013
Double helix celebrates 60; detecting calories without taste; bacteria vs. tumor; perceptual consciousness in babies
Italy Animal Lab Trashed
Italy Animal Lab Trashed
Jef Akst | Apr 24, 2013
Animal-rights activists devastate a psychiatric research lab at the University of Milan.
Jailed for Faking Data
Jailed for Faking Data
Dan Cossins | Apr 18, 2013
A researcher working for a US pharmaceutical company’s Scotland branch is sent to prison for falsifying safety test data on experimental drugs due for clinical trials.
Virus Versus Bacteria
Virus Versus Bacteria
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 17, 2013
A newly developed drug, modeled after a bacteria-infecting virus, is less likely to become antibiotic resistant.
Female Anthropologists Harassed
Female Anthropologists Harassed
Jef Akst | Apr 15, 2013
A new survey finds a high incidence of sexual harassment and rape among women doing anthropological field work.
Review: <em>Errors of the Human Body</em>
Review: Errors of the Human Body
Jef Akst | Apr 11, 2013
This dramatic science fiction film follows a grieving father using his research to understand his infant son’s gruesome death—and explores the culture and ethics of science along the way.