February 20, 2024

Surprising Strategies: Scientists Quantify the Activity of Algal-Associated Bacteria at the Microscale

High resolution isotope analysis of the algal microbiome identifies ecological strategies not predicted by genome content.

February 12, 2024

Researchers Directly Detect Interactions Between Viruses and their Bacterial Hosts in Soils

The first application of High-Throughput Chromosome Conformation Capture (Hi-C) Metagenome Sequencing to soil captures phage-host interactions at the time of sampling.

February 9, 2024

How the Quantum World Can Help Scientists Engineer Biology

Improving genome engineering with quantum biology and artificial intelligence.

February 5, 2024

Creating a Virus-Resistant Bacterium Using a Synthetic Engineered Genome

Scientists engineered a model bacterium's genetic code to make it virus-resistant and unable to exchange genetic material or grow without special media.

January 31, 2024

Beyond Ice Cubes: Researchers Bring Complex Shapes to Sea-Ice Dynamics Models

Voronoi tessellation meshes focus on sea ice areas of interest and reduce computer resource needs.

November 8, 2023

To Study Competition and Cross-Feeding, Scientists Build Synthetic Microbiomes

Modeling microbial interactions in synthetic communities offers insights into environmental processes.

November 6, 2023

Researchers Use a Novel Approach to Design a COVID-19 Antiviral Drug

Solving atomic structure and binding for improved antiviral drugs.

November 1, 2023

Imaging Shows How Inorganic-Microbe Hybrids Use Light to Turn Carbon Dioxide into Bioplastic

Scientists develop a multimodal imaging approach to study microbe–semiconductor biohybrids at the single-cell to single-molecule level.

October 18, 2023

Signaling Across Kingdoms to Build the Plant Microbiome

Scientists discover a mechanism for plant-microbe interactions.

September 27, 2023

Scientists Build a Spatial Atlas of the Chloroplast Proteome, the Home of Photosynthesis

By collecting the locations of 1,000-plus chloroplast-associated proteins, the atlas offers insights into protein functions and chloroplast organization.