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New Catalog of Human Gut Microbes

By | July 9, 2014

An updated analysis of the gut microbiome extends the list of known bacterial genes to 9.8 million. 

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STAP Papers Retracted

By | July 2, 2014

Nature issues retractions of the stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency papers and pens an editorial on the controversy surrounding their publication.

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Retraction Notices Delayed

By | July 1, 2014

Indexing of retractions on PubMed is not immediate; some are delayed for years.

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The Sooner, The Better

By | July 1, 2014

New approaches to diagnosing bacterial infections may one day allow the identification of pathogens and their antibiotic susceptibility in a matter of hours or minutes.

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Retracted, Republished, but Not Re-reviewed

By | June 30, 2014

A once-retracted study about the health effects of GMO maize was not peer reviewed before it was republished, as its lead author claimed.

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Mobile Microbiome

By | June 26, 2014

Cell phones are populated with many bacteria commonly found on users’ hands. 

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Retracted GMO Study Republished

By | June 24, 2014

A controversial study that found health problems in rats exposed to genetically engineered maize returns to the scientific literature.

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The Wound Microbiome

By | June 23, 2014

Determining which critters are present in an infected wound could aid in treatment, particularly of soldiers injured in combat.

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Re-examining Rots

By | June 23, 2014

Fungi that digest wood in novel ways could fuel new avenues of research on cellulosic ethanol, and suggest a need to move beyond traditional classification systems.  

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Stress, Bacteria Trigger Heart Attack?

By | June 12, 2014

A study implicates the breaking up of bacterial biofilms on fatty plaques in arteries as causing stroke or heart attack following stress.

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