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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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Ig Nobels Honor Amusing Research

By | September 22, 2014

This year’s winners include those who’ve studied how dogs respond to magnetic fields, and the health risks of pet cats, among other things. 

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Small Molecule Superstore

By | September 15, 2014

An analysis of bacterial sequences from the Human Microbiome Project has uncovered thousands of biosynthetic gene clusters.

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Lasker Winners Announced

By | September 8, 2014

This year’s prizes honor pioneering work on the unfolded protein response, deep-brain stimulation, and the discovery of cancer-related genes.

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Subglacial Ecosystem

By | August 22, 2014

Samples from an Antarctic lake 800 meters below the ice reveal an abundance of microbial life.

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Viral Demise of an Algal Bloom

By | August 21, 2014

Marine viruses may be key players in the death of massive algal blooms that emerge in the ocean, a study shows.

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Opinion: Accomplishments Over Accolades

By | August 11, 2014

Award-seeking and career-building behavior is contributing to the rise of bad science. 

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Microbes in a Tar Pit

By | August 8, 2014

Microdroplets of water in a natural asphalt lake are home to active microbial life, a study shows.

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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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Small Packages

By | August 1, 2014

When proverbs come true

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