top 10 innovations 2012, microbiology
Cullen Buie Parses Pathogens With Passion
Cullen Buie Parses Pathogens With Passion
Andy Extance | Aug 1, 2016
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT. Age: 34
Clyde A. Hutchison III: Genome Sequencer and Synthetic Biologist
Clyde A. Hutchison III: Genome Sequencer and Synthetic Biologist
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 1, 2016
From sequencing bacteriophages to synthesizing bacterial genomes to defining a minimal genome
Riboswitch Screen
Riboswitch Screen
Ruth Williams | Jul 31, 2016
A newly developed method detects regulators of bacterial transcription called riboswitches.
Classic Example of Symbiosis Revised
Classic Example of Symbiosis Revised
Kerry Grens | Jul 25, 2016
The partnering of an alga and a fungus to make lichen may be only two-thirds of the equation.
Donor-Soil Microbes Drive Ecosystem Restoration
Donor-Soil Microbes Drive Ecosystem Restoration
Tracy Vence | Jul 11, 2016
Excavating existing topsoil and adding donor soil, researchers revitalized degraded farmland in the span of six years.
Marine Bacteria Share Carbon Assimilation Duties
Marine Bacteria Share Carbon Assimilation Duties
Catherine Offord | Jul 1, 2016
Taxonomic differences in bacterioplankton amino acid uptake
Your Office Has a Distinct Microbiome
Your Office Has a Distinct Microbiome
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 1, 2016
Researchers detail the major factors shaping the microbiomes that surround us while we work.
Multicellular Cooperation Curbs Cheating
Multicellular Cooperation Curbs Cheating
Jenny Rood | Jul 1, 2016
An experimental evolution study shows that more cheaters arise when bread mold fungal cells are less related to one another.
A New Role for Marine Archaea
A New Role for Marine Archaea
Catherine Offord | Jul 1, 2016
Researchers discover acetogenesis in archaea, suggesting an important role for these little-studied organisms in generating organic carbon below the seafloor.
Hot Off the Presses
Hot Off the Presses
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2016
The Scientist reviews Serendipity, Complexity, The Human Superorgasism, and Love and Ruin