prison, microbiology, culture
Protective Phages
Protective Phages
Edyta Zielinska | May 20, 2013
Viruses that attack bacteria may be an important component of our gut microbiota.
Opinion: Ethics Training in Science
Opinion: Ethics Training in Science
James Hicks | May 14, 2013
The NIH has required researchers to receive instruction about responsible conduct for more than 20 years, but misconduct is still on the rise.
Opinion: Remediating Misconduct
Opinion: Remediating Misconduct
James DuBois | May 14, 2013
Should institutions invest in changing the behavior of scientists found guilty of violating research rules and ethics?
Week in Review: May 6 – 10
Week in Review: May 6 – 10
Jef Akst | May 10, 2013
Telomeres and disease; Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes may fight malaria; bat tongue mops nectar; newly sequenced genomes
Week in Review: April 29 – May 2
Week in Review: April 29 – May 2
Jef Akst | May 3, 2013
The brain’s role in aging; tracking disease; understanding the new flu virus; no autism-Lyme link; one drug’s journey from bench to bedside
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.
Gregory Sonnenberg: Cellular Spy
Gregory Sonnenberg: Cellular Spy
Dan Cossins | May 1, 2013
Research Associate, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Age: 27
We're All Connected
We're All Connected
Mary Beth Aberlin | May 1, 2013
A look at some of biology’s communication networks
Contributors
Contributors
Kate Yandell | May 1, 2013
Meet some of the people featured in the May 2013 issue of The Scientist.
Electric Microbe Hairs
Electric Microbe Hairs
Mohamed Y. El-Naggar and Steven E. Finkel | May 1, 2013
USC researcher Mohamed El-Naggar demonstrates how some bacteria grow electrical wires that allow them to link up in big biological circuits.