regulation, microbiology
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2016
February 2016's selection of notable quotes
The Mycobiome
The Mycobiome
Mahmoud Ghannoum | Feb 1, 2016
The largely overlooked resident fungal community plays a critical role in human health and disease.
The Fungi Within
The Fungi Within
Mahmoud Ghannoum | Feb 1, 2016
Diverse fungal species live in and on the human body.
Theranos in Hot Water with CMS
Theranos in Hot Water with CMS
Bob Grant | Jan 29, 2016
The blood-testing company must respond to the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ allegations of substandard conditions at one of its labs.
Counting Cells
Counting Cells
Jef Akst | Jan 11, 2016
A person likely carries the same number of human and microbial cells, according to a new estimate.
Picking Up the Pace
Picking Up the Pace
Kate Yandell | Jan 1, 2016
FDA designations promise to expedite the approval of drugs for conditions ranging from infectious disease to cancer.
All Together Now
All Together Now
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jan 1, 2016
Understanding the biological roots of cooperation might help resolve some of the biggest scientific challenges we face.
Researchers Accused of Spreading Disease
Researchers Accused of Spreading Disease
Bob Grant | Dec 21, 2015
Italian scientists are under investigation for allegedly worsening the transmission of a pathogen that is decimating olive groves in Puglia.
Diagnostics Group Refutes FDA’s Concerns
Diagnostics Group Refutes FDA’s Concerns
Kerry Grens | Dec 17, 2015
The Association for Molecular Pathology finds fault in the agency’s report on safety issues associated with certain lab tests.
Gut Bugs Affect Cockroach Poop-ularity
Gut Bugs Affect Cockroach Poop-ularity
Jef Akst | Dec 9, 2015
Commensal bacteria living in the gastrointestinal tracts of cockroaches lace the insects’ feces with chemical cues that mediate social behavior, according to a study.