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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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Opinion: The Murky World of Medical Ethics

By | August 7, 2014

Why are researchers still denying some study participants potentially life-saving therapies?

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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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The Body’s Ecosystem

By | August 1, 2014

Research on the human microbiome is booming, and scientists have moved from simply taking stock of gut flora to understanding the influence of microbes throughout the body.

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Abundant, Widespread Virus Discovered

By | July 29, 2014

Scientists identify a bacteriophage that is highly abundant in the gut bacteria of people around the world.

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Week in Review: July 21–25

By | July 25, 2014

Blood-based Alzheimer’s diagnostics; CRISPR cuts out HIV; Leishmania and the sand fly microbiome; deconstructing the lionfish science fair debacle

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Genome Editing Cuts Out HIV

By | July 21, 2014

Researchers use the CRISPR/Cas9 method to remove the virus from the host genome in human cell lines.

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Prominent AIDS Researcher Dies

By | July 18, 2014

Joep Lange, an infectious disease specialist who dedicated his career to HIV/AIDS research, has passed away at age 59.

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AIDS Researchers Died in MH17 Crash

By | July 18, 2014

A commercial flight shot down over Ukraine took with it the lives of 298 people, including some AIDS researchers.

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