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Stanley Falkow, Father of Molecular Microbial Pathogenesis, Dies
Catherine Offord | May 9, 2018
The microbiologist was known for his work on bacterial antibiotic resistance and infectious disease.
Image of the Day: Virus Spacecraft
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 5, 2018
Researchers reconstruct images of a virus that infects
Ancient Protein Helps
Thwart Viral Attack
Ashley Yeager | May 9, 2017
When engineered to use a four-billion-year-old version of the protein thioredoxin, the bacteria can stall bacteriophage replication, a new study shows.
Bacterial Biosensor IDs Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals
Diana Kwon | Feb 2, 2017
and disposable electrodes, scientists engineer a sensor that can quickly detect EDCs.
Bacteria Show Signs of Starvation in Space
Mallory Locklear | Nov 18, 2016
cultured on the International Space Station show increased expression of genes related to starvation and acid-resistance responses, researchers report.
Antibiotic Resistance Reaches Brazil
Kerry Grens | Aug 8, 2016
Scientists detect a colistin-resistance gene in a clinical sample.
Alison F. Takemura | Jun 23, 2016
Some scientists hope to replace microbiology’s workhorse bacterium with fast-growing
Ruth Williams | Dec 16, 2015
Bacteria growing in an unchanging environment continue to adapt indefinitely.
Metformin Users Have Different Gut Bugs
Kerry Grens | Dec 6, 2015
The popular type 2 diabetes drug may cause profound changes in patients’ microbiomes.
Gut Bugs to Brain: You’re Stuffed
Kerry Grens | Nov 24, 2015
Bacteria in the intestine produce proteins that stop rodents from eating.