quantitative PCR, culture, microbiology
Test Scores Are in the Genes
Test Scores Are in the Genes
Jef Akst | Dec 16, 2013
More than school or family environment, a child’s genetics influences high school exam results.
Gut Bacteria Vary with Diet
Gut Bacteria Vary with Diet
Jef Akst | Dec 13, 2013
Extreme diets can alter the microbial makeup of the human GI tract, and change the behavior of those bacteria.
Gender-based Citation Disparities
Gender-based Citation Disparities
Abby Olena | Dec 12, 2013
An analysis reveals that papers with women as key authors are cited less often than those with men as key authors.
Gut Microbes and Autism
Gut Microbes and Autism
Jef Akst | Dec 9, 2013
Dosing mice modeling autism with a human gut bacterium reversed some disorder-associated behaviors in the animals.
Stinky Cheese
Stinky Cheese
Bob Grant | Dec 2, 2013
Researchers collaborate to create fermented food products using microbes harvested from some malodorous parts of the human body.
Karmella Haynes - Artist
Karmella Haynes - Artist
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2013
December 2013's Scientist to Watch is also an accomplished painter.
Mapping NYC's Microbes
Mapping NYC's Microbes
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2013
New York University’s Jane Carlton talks about a project designed to characterize the microbiome of the Big Apple.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2013
Tigers Forever, High Moon Over the Amazon, Earth from Space, and Medicine's Michelangelo
Weathering the Storm
Weathering the Storm
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2013
How to prepare your lab for natural disasters and cope with unavoidable consequences
Patchy Plankton
Patchy Plankton
Chris Palmer | Dec 1, 2013
Turbulence interacts with the stabilizing efforts of motile phytoplankton to create small-scale patches of toxic, bloom-forming organisms.