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Microbial Awakening

By | November 1, 2012

Successive awakening of soil microbes drives a huge pulse of CO2 following the first rain after a dry summer.

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Viral Skeleton

By | November 1, 2012

A newly discovered family of tubulins—members of the cytoskeleton—encoded by bacteriophages plays a role in arranging the location of DNA within virus’s bacterial host.

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Flu Fights Dirty

By | September 1, 2012

Mimicking a host-cell histone protein offers flu a sneaky tactic to suppress immune response.

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DNA, Contortionist

By | August 1, 2012

The DNA forms known as G-quadruplexes are finally discovered in human cells.

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Interfering with Resistance

By | June 1, 2012

Drug efficacy and resistance mechanisms shine a light on how drugs enter cells, which could facilitate the development of new sleeping-sickness treatments. 

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Biota Babble

By | March 1, 2012

Editor's choice in immunology

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Motor Lock

By | January 1, 2012

Editor’s choice in structural biology

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Breaching the Wall

By | December 1, 2011

Editor’s choice in immunology

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Piggyback Pathogen

By | September 1, 2011

Editor’s Choice in Immunology

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The Ninefold Ring

By | July 1, 2011

Editor’s Choice in Structural Biology

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