sphinx moth, microbiology
Microbes Affect Weight Loss
Microbes Affect Weight Loss
Ruth Williams | Mar 27, 2013
Microbial changes in the gut contribute to a patient’s ability to slim down after gastric bypass surgery.
Week in Review, March 18-22
Week in Review, March 18-22
Jef Akst | Mar 22, 2013
Venom-based drugs for pain; microbes in the deep ocean; altruistic, suicidal bacteria; a call for open access; clinical sequencing; the newest genomes
The Upside of Suicide
The Upside of Suicide
Sabrina Richards | Mar 20, 2013
Researchers show that a bacterium’s self-sacrifice can benefit its community, even when the members are not strongly related.
Microbes Thrive in Deepest Ocean
Microbes Thrive in Deepest Ocean
Sabrina Richards | Mar 17, 2013
Researchers find remarkably active bacteria in the Mariana Trench, where they live under pressure 1,000 times greater than at the surface.
Life Below the Seabed
Life Below the Seabed
Ruth Williams | Mar 14, 2013
Rock samples from deep within the Earth’s oceanic crust contain chemosynthetic microbial life.
Roller Derby Players Share Germs
Roller Derby Players Share Germs
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 14, 2013
Team member and opponents exchange microbes by slamming into each others’ shoulders during the game.
Bee Venom for HIV Prevention
Bee Venom for HIV Prevention
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 12, 2013
Nanoparticles coated with a toxin found in bee venom can destroy HIV while leaving surrounding cells intact.
Algae Get Help to Go to Extremes
Algae Get Help to Go to Extremes
Sabrina Richards | Mar 7, 2013
A red alga appears to have adapted to extremely hot, acidic environments by collecting genes from bacteria and archaea.
Insect Wing Kills Bacteria
Insect Wing Kills Bacteria
Jef Akst | Mar 6, 2013
The nanoscale structure of a clanger cicada’s wings destroys threatening microbes on contact.
Antibody-Dependent Enhanced (ADE) Immunity
Antibody-Dependent Enhanced (ADE) Immunity
Beth Marie Mole | Mar 2, 2013
The method to the dengue virus's maddening infectiousness.