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Bacterial Identity Crisis

By | November 9, 2011

Researchers probe the genetics of a group of bacteria known to extensively swap DNA sequences with other species—blurring the species boundaries.

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Bacterial Rejuvenation

By | October 27, 2011

Bacteria age, but as a lineage, can live forever.

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How Probiotic Yogurt Works

By | October 26, 2011

Researchers show that the bacterial species in probiotic, fermented dairy products may alter gene expression and metabolism in native gut microbiota.

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Wolbachia Boost Stem Cell Production

By | October 20, 2011

The widespread bacteria known to manipulate host reproductive output can do so by ramping up stem cell division and consequent egg production in Drosophila.

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Immunologists Take Home Nobel

By | October 3, 2011

The Nobel Assembly announced today that three researchers in the field of immunology will share the 2011 Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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Encrypting E. coli

By | September 26, 2011

Researchers design patterns of fluorescent protein expression to deliver secret messages.

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Bacteria Clean Up

By | September 7, 2011

Hair-like extensions on microbes that remove uranium and other metals from contaminated groundwater could one day help clean up after radiation spills.

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The Age-Old Fight Against Antibiotics

By | August 31, 2011

Researchers find antibiotic resistance genes in 30,000-year-old bacteria, suggesting such resistance is not a modern phenomenon.

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The Promise of Panda Poop

By | August 30, 2011

The dung of the bamboo-loving bears contains bacteria that could be the next best thing for biofuels production.

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Q&A: Preserving The Body's Bugs

By | August 24, 2011

The overuse of antibiotics could be threatening humans' microbiome—and Martin Blaser is on a mission to save it.

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