settlers, disease & medicine, microbiology
Evolutionary Biologist Dies
Evolutionary Biologist Dies
Edyta Zielinska | Jan 2, 2013
Carl Woese, the discoverer of the third domain of life, has passed away at age 84.
The Soil Microbiome
The Soil Microbiome
Amy Coombs | Jan 1, 2013
There's a lot more than dirt to the soil in which plants grow.
Bacterial Sacrifice
Bacterial Sacrifice
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2013
Patterns of cell death aid in the formation of beneficial wrinkles during the development of bacterial biofilms.
Fighting Microbes with Microbes
Fighting Microbes with Microbes
Amy Coombs | Jan 1, 2013
Doctors turn to good microbes to fight disease. Will the same strategy work with crops?
Cleansing the Clinic
Cleansing the Clinic
Beth Marie Mole | Jan 1, 2013
Scientists set up a stakeout to track the movements of microbes around a new hospital.
Staying in Touch
Staying in Touch
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jan 1, 2013
Searching for life beyond our teeming planet has led to some innovative collaborative approaches to generating knowledge right here at home.
Soil Bacteria May “Eat” Antibiotics
Soil Bacteria May “Eat” Antibiotics
Dan Cossins | Dec 10, 2012
Long-term exposure to antibiotics from agricultural run off may encourage the evolution of soil bacteria that break down and consume the antibacterial agents.
The Plastic Genome
The Plastic Genome
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 1, 2012
The poxvirus stockpiles genes when it needs to adapt.
Opinion: Learning from Transcriptomes
Opinion: Learning from Transcriptomes
David Smith | Nov 28, 2012
In the largest microbial eukaryote genetic sequencing effort ever attempted, researchers are investigating the transcriptomes of 700 marine algae species.
Microbial Life Beneath the Ice
Microbial Life Beneath the Ice
Jef Akst | Nov 27, 2012
Researchers uncover a diverse microbial community living beneath 27 meters of ice in Antarctica’s Lake Vida.