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Intensive Loss of Gut Bacteria Diversity

By | September 23, 2014

Lengthy stints in intensive care units pare down patients’ gut microflora, a study shows.

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Persistent Pertussis

By | September 17, 2014

An altered vaccine and parents opting-out of inoculations have contributed to ongoing outbreaks across the U.S.

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Bird Diversity Drops From Forests to Farms

By | September 11, 2014

Farms support less phylogenetically diverse bird populations than forests, but some farms are better than others.

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Bacteria Boost Viral Vaccine Response

By | September 11, 2014

Gut microbes enhance response to the seasonal flu shot in mice.

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Opinion: #IceBucketChallenge, Investing Well

By | September 10, 2014

Hundreds of thousands participated in the ALS campaign that went viral, but how are they supposed to decide where to donate?

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Brain Genetics Paper Retracted

By | September 4, 2014

A study that identified genes linked to communication between different areas of the brain has been retracted by its authors because of statistical flaws. 

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The ALS Association has raised more than $100 million in donations through a charity campaign that went viral. How should that money be spent?

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Expanding ENCODE

By | August 27, 2014

Latest Encyclopedia of DNA Elements data enable researchers to compare genome regulation across species. 

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Light-Activated Memory Switch

By | August 27, 2014

Scientists use optogenetics to swap out negative memories for positive ones—and vice versa—in mice.

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Antibiotics, Immunity, and Obesity

By | August 14, 2014

Low doses of antibiotics early in life lead to adult obesity in mice, a study shows.

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