quantitative PCR, culture, microbiology
Superbug Sickens Dozens in Illinois
Superbug Sickens Dozens in Illinois
Bob Grant | Jan 9, 2014
A single hospital was at the epicenter of an outbreak of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Renard's Menagerie
Renard's Menagerie
Abby Olena | Jan 1, 2014
Some of the fantastical marine life depicted in a rare, 18th-century book
tenOever on microRNA and Vaccines
tenOever on microRNA and Vaccines
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2014
January 2014 Scientist to Watch Benjamin tenOever discusses his research.
Book Excerpt from The Monkey’s Voyage
Book Excerpt from The Monkey’s Voyage
Alan de Queiroz | Jan 1, 2014
In Chapter 7, “The Green Web,” author Alan de Queiroz describes the evolutionary journey taken by a South American species of sundew plant.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jan 1, 2014
Are Dolphins Really Smart?, Newton's Football, Outsider Scientists, and We Are Our Brains
Fantastical Fish, circa 1719
Fantastical Fish, circa 1719
Abby Olena | Jan 1, 2014
A collection of colorful drawings compiled by publisher Louis Renard sheds light on eighteenth-century science.
Evolution’s Stowaways
Evolution’s Stowaways
Alan de Queiroz | Jan 1, 2014
Terrestrial mammals, carnivorous plants, and even burrowing reptiles have spread around the globe by braving the seven seas. These chance ocean crossings are rewriting the story of Earth’s biogeography.
Benjamin tenOever: Going Viral
Benjamin tenOever: Going Viral
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2014
Professor, Microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Age: 36
Farmer Fungi
Farmer Fungi
Abby Olena | Jan 1, 2014
Researchers uncover an unprecedented relationship between morels and bacteria. But can it be called agriculture?
A Ribbeting Tale
A Ribbeting Tale
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2014
A famous frog-hopping contest yields data that challenge previous lab estimates of how far a bullfrog can jump.