Although Michele Banks is not a microbiologist, she found herself speaking to a packed room of microbiologists at the 2016 ASM Microbe meeting in Boston last June. “It all started with the paint,” she says. “I was working with wet-in-wet watercolor, making abstract paintings with a kind of bleedi...More...
Jan P. Amend and
Douglas E. LaRowe
Approximately 70% of the Earth's surface is covered by ocean—on average, under 3,700 m of water. At the seafloor is a blanket of unconsolidated sediment consisting of continental detritus; particulate organic matter; silica- and carbonate-rich, biologically produced hard materials; and void ...More...
William Schaffner, professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., and medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, remembers the countless times he and other flu experts mused about the possibilities of a universal vaccine, one that would not need modi...More...