synthetic biology, microbiology
Becoming Acculturated
Becoming Acculturated
Jeffrey M. Perkel | May 1, 2016
Techniques for deep dives into the microbial dark matter
Timothy Lu: Niche Perfect
Timothy Lu: Niche Perfect
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2016
Associate Professor, Departments of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and Biological Engineering, MIT. Age: 35
Lu on Syn Bio
Lu on Syn Bio
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016
MIT researcher and Scientist to Watch Timothy Lu talks about the value of cross-disciplinary approaches in bringing synthetic biology into the clinic.
Microbial Ice-Makers
Microbial Ice-Makers
Jef Akst | Apr 26, 2016
How one bacterium turns water into ice at nonfreezing temperatures
Branching Out
Branching Out
Ashley P. Taylor | Apr 11, 2016
Researchers create a new tree of life, largely composed of mystery bacteria.
Biological Programming
Biological Programming
Tanya Lewis | Apr 1, 2016
A new tool makes programming living cells like writing computer software.
Next Generation: Toward Synthetic Neural Tissue
Next Generation: Toward Synthetic Neural Tissue
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2016
Scientists produce a tissue-like material containing hundreds of light-activated compartments that transmits an electrical signal when illuminated.
Immune Influence
Immune Influence
Kate Yandell | Apr 1, 2016
In recent years, research has demonstrated that microbes living in and on the mammalian body can affect cancer risk, as well as responses to cancer treatment.
Microbes Meet Cancer
Microbes Meet Cancer
Kate Yandell | Apr 1, 2016
Understanding cancer’s relationship with the human microbiome could transform immune-modulating therapies.
Startup Licenses “Vaginal Seeding” Approach
Startup Licenses “Vaginal Seeding” Approach
Tracy Vence | Mar 31, 2016
Boston-based Commense plans to develop microbial and nonmicrobial interventions aimed at improving child health.