publishing, microbiology
German Scientists Resign from Elsevier Journals’ Editorial Boards
German Scientists Resign from Elsevier Journals’ Editorial Boards
Diana Kwon | Oct 18, 2017
These researchers join around 200 research institutions that have cut ties with the publishing giant to support the ongoing push for open access and favorable pricing.
Bacteria Found in Women’s Upper Reproductive Tracts
Bacteria Found in Women’s Upper Reproductive Tracts
Diana Kwon | Oct 17, 2017
A new study identifies microorganisms residing in the human fallopian tubes and uterus, but some researchers are skeptical of the findings. 
Papers Based on Misidentified Cell Lines Top 32,000
Papers Based on Misidentified Cell Lines Top 32,000
Kerry Grens | Oct 16, 2017
An analysis of contaminated literature finds that tens of thousands of papers used cell lines of questionable origins—and these were in turn cited by hundreds of thousands of other papers.
Opinion: Microbiology Needs More Math
Opinion: Microbiology Needs More Math
Mikhail Tikhonov | Oct 12, 2017
Empirical data and humans’ biased interpretations can only get so far in truly understanding life at the microscale.
Cesarean Section Results in Heavier Mouse Pups
Cesarean Section Results in Heavier Mouse Pups
Ashley Yeager | Oct 11, 2017
Vaginal birth leads to changes in the development of offsprings’ microbiomes not seen among mice born via C-section, which researchers suspect might contribute to the weight differences.
Plague Ravaging Madagascar
Plague Ravaging Madagascar
Kerry Grens | Oct 10, 2017
Nearly four dozen people have died.
Judge Recommends Ruling to Block Internet Access to Sci-Hub
Judge Recommends Ruling to Block Internet Access to Sci-Hub
Diana Kwon | Oct 4, 2017
The American Chemical Society seeks a broad order that includes millions of dollars in damages and demands action from Internet service providers and search engines. 
Contributors
Contributors
Aggie Mika | Oct 1, 2017
Meet some of the people featured in the October 2017 issue of The Scientist.
In Canada, Signs of Life Nearly 4 Billion Years Old
In Canada, Signs of Life Nearly 4 Billion Years Old
Ashley P. Taylor | Sep 28, 2017
Embedded within 3.95-billion-year-old rock, scientists have found graphite with a carbon signature that indicates biological activity.
In-Depth Look at the Human Microbiome
In-Depth Look at the Human Microbiome
Jef Akst | Sep 20, 2017
Hundreds of samples from microbes living in the gut, skin, mouth, and vagina add to the human microbiome “fingerprint.”