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Week in Review: August 24–28

By | August 28, 2015

Effects of fish oil, lard on the gut microbiome and inflammation; toward understanding intercellular mitochondrial transfer; epigenome engineering; shorter titles garner more citations?

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Study: Short Headlines Get More Citations

By | August 27, 2015

Scientific journals that publish papers with snappier titles accrue more citations per paper, according to a report.

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Microorganisms Make a House a Home?

By | August 26, 2015

The fungal and bacterial communities in household dust can reveal some details about a building’s inhabitants.

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Opinion: Making Progress by Slowing Down

By | August 24, 2015

Academic research could be strengthened by thinking more and doing less.

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image: Week in Review: August 17–21

Week in Review: August 17–21

By | August 21, 2015

Synthetic DNA–based MERS vax shows promise; fake peer review on scores of papers; gut microbes and an autoimmune eye disease; “Informed Consent” theater review

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Bacteria to Blame?

By | August 18, 2015

T cells activated in the microbe-dense gut can spark an autoimmune eye disease, a study shows. 

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image: Week in Review: August 10–14

Week in Review: August 10–14

By | August 14, 2015

Irisin in human blood; engineered yeast produce opioids; Lyme disease–causing bacteria persist in vitro; understanding the malaria-cancer link

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The Search for Persisters

By | August 11, 2015

Lyme disease–causing bacteria can outmaneuver antibiotics in vitro and manipulate the mouse immune system.

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Week in Review: August 3–7

By | August 7, 2015

Copy number variants in humans; chemical-only approach turns skin cells into neurons; courts rule on retraction, a nutrition researcher’s libel suit, and more

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Subway Microbiome Study Revised

By | August 4, 2015

Researchers tone down their highly publicized study that reported the presence of deadly pathogens on New York City subways.

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