quantitative PCR, immunology, microbiology
Sponging Up Phosphorus
Sponging Up Phosphorus
Jenny Rood | Jul 1, 2015
Symbiotic bacteria in Caribbean reef sponges store polyphosphate granules, possibly explaining why phosphorous is so scarce in coral reef ecosystems.
Brrrr-ying the Results
Brrrr-ying the Results
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2015
Holding laboratory mice at temperatures lower than those the animals prefer could be altering their physiology and skewing experimental results.
Gutless Worm
Gutless Worm
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2015
Meet the digestive tract–lacking oligochaete that has fueled Max Planck researcher Nicole Dubilier’s interest in symbiosis and marine science.
The Sum of Our Parts
The Sum of Our Parts
Janice Dietert, Rodney Dietert | Jul 1, 2015
Putting the microbiome front and center in health care, in preventive strategies, and in health-risk assessments could stem the epidemic of noncommunicable diseases.
Diagnosing Ebola in 15 Minutes
Diagnosing Ebola in 15 Minutes
Jef Akst | Jun 30, 2015
A new test that scans for the Ebola virus with just a fingerprick could be a practical diagnostic for use in West Africa.
Sex Differences in Pain Pathway
Sex Differences in Pain Pathway
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 29, 2015
Male and female mice utilize different immune cells to process pain, a study shows.
Neutralizing HIV
Neutralizing HIV
Kerry Grens | Jun 18, 2015
Engineered immunogens based on conserved patches of the virus’s envelope protein point to new strategies for vaccine design.
Brain Drain
Brain Drain
Ashley P. Taylor | Jun 1, 2015
The brain contains lymphatic vessels similar to those found elsewhere in the body, a mouse study shows.
New Immunity
New Immunity
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2015
A scaffolding protein forms the hub of a newly identified immune pathway in plants.
Touchy Feely
Touchy Feely
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2015
Physical contact helps determine who’s present among baboons’ gut bacteria.