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Discovering Novel Antibiotics

By | February 1, 2017

Three methods identify and activate silent bacterial gene clusters to uncover new drugs

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Becoming Acculturated

By | May 1, 2016

Techniques for deep dives into the microbial dark matter

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Spoiler Alert

By | March 1, 2016

How to store microbiome samples without losing or altering diversity

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Remote Mind Control

By | November 1, 2015

Using chemogenetic tools to spur the brain into action

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Into the Limelight

By | October 1, 2015

Glial cells were once considered neurons’ supporting actors, but new methods and model organisms are revealing their true importance in brain function.

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Show Me Your Moves

By | May 1, 2015

Updated classics and new techniques help microbiologists get up close and quantitative.

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Eye on the Fly

By | January 1, 2015

Automating Drosophila behavior screens gives researchers a break from tedious observation, and enables higher-throughput, more-quantitative experiments than ever before.

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Picturing Infection

By | January 1, 2015

Whole-animal, light-based imaging of infected small mammals

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Mouse Traps

By | November 1, 2014

How to avoid pitfalls in assays of mouse behavior

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Metagenomics Mash-Up

By | August 1, 2014

A tour of the newest software and strategies for analyzing microbial and viral communities

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