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TB Traces

By | August 1, 2015

Take a trip to the mummy museum in Vác, Hungary, to see the human remains that helped researchers learn more about the origins of tuberculosis in Europe.

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image: Week in Review: July 27–31

Week in Review: July 27–31

By | July 31, 2015

Synthetic ribosome; lack of funding for MERS vaccines and therapies; reconstructing ancestral viral vectors for gene therapy; prostate organoid, BPA, and cancer risk

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Anthrax Sent in Error to 86 Labs

By | July 29, 2015

A US Army lab shipped live spores of the deadly bacterium because of improper irradiation protocols, a Department of Defense review has found.

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image: Week in Review: July 20–24

Week in Review: July 20–24

By | July 24, 2015

NK cell diversity and HIV infection risk; antibiotic resistance and bacterial virulence; more-stable DNA origami; Alzheimer’s research updates

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image: Antibiotic Resistance Can Boost Bacterial Fitness

Antibiotic Resistance Can Boost Bacterial Fitness

By | July 22, 2015

In some pathogenic bacteria, certain antibiotic resistance–associated mutations may also confer an unexpected growth advantage.

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Week in Review: July 13–17

By | July 17, 2015

Removing mtDNA mutations; mini brains for studying autism; HIV vaccine selectivity; “speed cells” in rat brain; more

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Underground Immunity

By | July 16, 2015

Arabidopsis thaliana defense hormones shape the plant’s root microbiome. 

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Microbiome Teams Up Against C. diff

By | July 14, 2015

Researchers build a mathematical model that can predict whether a mouse will be infected by Clostridium difficile based on the microbes found in its GI tract.

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image: Week in Review: July 6–10

Week in Review: July 6–10

By | July 10, 2015

Passenger mutations in mouse models; evolution of kin discrimination in a bacterium; are liquid biopsies ready for prime time?

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Evolution of Kin Discrimination

By | July 6, 2015

A bacterium’s ability to distinguish self from non-self can arise spontaneously, a study shows, reigniting questions of whether the trait can be considered an adaptation.

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