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Next Generation: Blood-Cleansing Device

By | September 14, 2014

An external device that mimics the structure of a spleen can cleanse the blood of rats with acute sepsis, ridding the fluid of pathogens and toxins.


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Fighting Microbes with Microbes

By | January 1, 2013

Doctors turn to good microbes to fight disease. Will the same strategy work with crops?


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Weeding Out Arsenate

By | October 3, 2012

A miniscule change in a hydrogen bond angle explains how bacteria can select phosphate over arsenate even in high-arsenate conditions.


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Down and Dirty

By | September 1, 2012

Diverse plant communities create a disease-fighting "soil genotype."


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Cancer-Causing Gut Bacteria

By | August 17, 2012

Mice with inflammatory bowel disease harbor gut bacteria that damage host DNA, predisposing mice to cancer.

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Bacterial Exploitation

By | July 5, 2012

Field studies reveal non-virulent bacteria take advantage of their virulent counterparts to get a free pass into their host.


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Live and In Color

By | April 1, 2012

How to track RNA in living cells


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