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Arsenic-Based Life, Open to Critique

By | August 10, 2011

A researcher is repeating the controversial experiments that suggested a bacterium used arsenic rather than phosphorus in its DNA—with the world watching.

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Harmful Bacterial Metabolites

By | August 1, 2011

Gut bacteria that feed on healthy food appear to amplify the nutritional benefits of those foods. However, they also appear to amplify the undesirable effects of unhealthy food. 

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Capsule Reviews

By | August 1, 2011

First Life, Radioactivity, Brain Bugs, Life of Earth

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Contributors

August 1, 2011

Meet some of the people featured in the August 2011 issue of The Scientist.

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Sharing the Bounty

By | August 1, 2011

Gut bacteria may be the missing piece that explains the connection between diet and cancer risk.

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Top 7 in Microbiology

By | July 26, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in microbiology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000.

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The Beginning of the End for Bananas?

By | July 22, 2011

Already reeling from a 20-year losing battle with a devastating disease, the banana variety eaten in the United States is now threatened by a new—but old—enemy.

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Opinion: Food Security Needs Sound IP

By | July 20, 2011

To meet the agricultural demands of the growing population, appropriate technology transfer incentives are a must.

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Anti-GM Vandals Destroy Crops

By | July 19, 2011

German and Australian activists opposed to genetically modified foods ruined experimental test beds of maize, wheat, and potatoes.

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New Suspect in E. coli Deaths

By | July 6, 2011

Fenugreek seeds are banned in Europe after authorities point the finger at them as a potential source of the deadly E. coli outbreak.

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