virology, disease & medicine, microbiology
Biota Babble
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 1, 2012
Editor's choice in immunology
Teenage Tourrette's Outbreak?
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 20, 2012
School-district officials in northwestern New York State are puzzled by a spate of high school students reporting symptoms of the neuropsychiatric disorder.
Zooming into Life
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 16, 2012
Teenagers create a program that lets viewers compare the sizes of things on earth and in space.
TB Screen Glows Green
Sabrina Richards | Feb 13, 2012
Infection by GFP-encoding viruses enables quick, easy detection of tuberculosis in patient samples.
C. diff Infection Source Unclear
Sabrina Richards | Feb 7, 2012
Only a quarter of Clostridium difficile infections in one hospital system were traced to contact with a symptomatic patient.
Federal Biosecurity Panel Speaks
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2012
The US National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity explains why it recommended redacting the details of studies reporting on a highly transmissible H5N1 strain.
Arsenic-based Life Challenged Again
Hannah Waters | Jan 24, 2012
An attempt to regrow the infamous GFAJ-1 bacteria, reported to incorporate arsenic into its DNA backbone, has failed.
Another Chronic Fatigue Study Retracted
Bob Grant | Jan 3, 2012
After Science pulls the original article linking a mouse virus to the chronic fatigue syndrome, PNAS follows suit, yanking the only other study supporting the link.
Top Ten Innovations 2011
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2012
Our list of the best and brightest products that 2011 had to offer the life scientist
Prion Protectors
Edyta Zielinska | Jan 1, 2012
Editor’s choice in immunology