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Sick Mold

By | May 1, 2013

A virus that infects a crop-killing fungus can spread freely, opening the possibility of its use as a fungicide.

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Families and Dogs Share Microbiota

By | April 22, 2013

Spouses, children, and canine companions spread commensal bacteria to one another.

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Steak Linked to Heart Disease

By | April 10, 2013

Gut bacteria digest L-carnitine, a nutrient found in red meat, and produce a heart-harming molecule as a result.

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Vegetables’ Microbial Tenants

By | April 4, 2013

Researchers map the microbiota of supermarket produce

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Week in Review: March 25-29

By | March 29, 2013

Microbes affect weight loss; dozens of cancer-linked genes identified; a climate change scientists speaks out about personal attacks; isolation among elderly linked to death

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Fighting Microbes with Microbes

By | January 1, 2013

Doctors turn to good microbes to fight disease. Will the same strategy work with crops?

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Ants Select Better Microbes

By | September 14, 2012

Researchers identified the 3-step process leaf-cutter ants use to grow helpful bacteria on their bodies.

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Could Drugs be Plumping up Kids?

By | August 23, 2012

Research suggesting that antibiotics given to young children may increase obesity spurs scientific debate

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Melting Ice Releases Ancient Microbes

By | April 19, 2012

Living cells escaping from Antarctic glaciers could speed global warming and affect marine life.

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Let Them Eat Dirt

By | March 22, 2012

Early exposure to microbes shapes the mammalian immune system by subduing inflammatory T cells.

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