publishing, microbiology
Image of the Day: Cell Droplets
Image of the Day: Cell Droplets
The Scientist Staff | Apr 4, 2018
Proteins and RNA aggregate into “membraneless organelles” due to liquid-liquid phase separation.
French Universities Cancel Subscriptions to Springer Journals
French Universities Cancel Subscriptions to Springer Journals
Diana Kwon | Mar 31, 2018
Negotiations between the publisher and a national consortium of academic institutions have reached a stalemate.
Investigation Finds Signs of Misconduct in Swedish Researcher’s Papers
Investigation Finds Signs of Misconduct in Swedish Researcher’s Papers
Diana Kwon | Mar 21, 2018
Eight papers by Suchitra Sumitran-Holgersson, a tissue engineer at the University of Gothenburg, have been flagged for image manipulation.
Image of the Day: Flock of Algae
Image of the Day: Flock of Algae
The Scientist Staff | Mar 21, 2018
Volvox barberi actively organize themselves into large colonies that optimize space.
Many Non-Antibiotic Drugs Affect Gut Bacteria
Many Non-Antibiotic Drugs Affect Gut Bacteria
Catherine Offord | Mar 20, 2018
A new study finds that more than 200 human-targeted, non-antibiotic drugs inhibit the growth of bacterial species that make up part of the human microbiome.
Monitoring Mutations with Microfluidics
Monitoring Mutations with Microfluidics
Ruth Williams | Mar 15, 2018
A device dubbed the “mother machine” enables real-time observation of mutagenesis in single bacterial cells.  
Image of the Day: Living Color
Image of the Day: Living Color
The Scientist Staff | Mar 8, 2018
Biodegradable pigments could be custom-grown by bacteria in the future, say researchers.  
Italian Scientist’s Retraction Count Hits 15
Italian Scientist’s Retraction Count Hits 15
Diana Kwon | Mar 5, 2018
Alfredo Fusco, a once prominent cancer researcher, has been under investigation for alleged research misconduct since 2012.
Slime Mold in Residence
Slime Mold in Residence
Ashley P. Taylor | Mar 2, 2018
At Hampshire College, students and faculty use the amoeba Physarum polycephalum—both a “visiting scholar” and a model organism—to examine human societal and political quandaries.  
Cancer-Fighting Chemical Found in Human Skin Bacteria
Cancer-Fighting Chemical Found in Human Skin Bacteria
Diana Kwon | Mar 1, 2018
A molecule produced by a strain of Staphylococcus epidermis interferes with DNA synthesis.