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CDC: Screen Pee for Zika, Too

By | May 11, 2016

Health officials say testing urine as well as blood samples can provide a more accurate diagnosis than screening blood alone.

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Zika Causes Microcephaly in Mice

By | May 11, 2016

Three studies show that the virus can cause birth defects in mouse embryos.

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Sea Star Comeback?

By | May 9, 2016

Hordes of baby sea stars on the Pacific coast survived the summer and winter of 2015—promising news about populations that have been devastated by a wasting disease.

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Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotic Could Spare the Microbiome

By | May 9, 2016

A drug that singles out Staphylococcus aureus leaves gut-dwelling microbiota largely intact, a mouse study shows.

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Tasmanian Devil Antibodies Fight Cancer

By | May 9, 2016

The proteins could be the key to stopping the transmissible facial tumor disease that is threatening the species.

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TS Picks: May 5, 2016

By | May 5, 2016

Zika update edition

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Most Gut Microbes Can Be Cultured

By | May 4, 2016

Contrary to the popular thought that many species are “unculturable,” the majority of bacteria known to populate the human gut can be grown in the lab, scientists show.

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Earth: Home to 1 Trillion Microbial Species

By | May 4, 2016

A new analysis of microbial data estimates that the world is home to 1 trillion species—of which only 0.001 percent have been discovered.

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Transparency Now

By | May 1, 2016

Science is messy. So lay it out, warts and all.

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Becoming Acculturated

By | May 1, 2016

Techniques for deep dives into the microbial dark matter

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