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Blue Biotech

By | March 1, 2013

Systems biologist Lone Gram describes her approach to combing the oceans for novel compounds that may be useful in the fight against pathogens.

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Sea Change

By | March 1, 2013

A normally land-based microbiologist sets sail to find the building blocks of novel antibiotics in marine bacteria.

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Bedeviled by Dengue

By | March 1, 2013

The global spread of dengue virus has immunologists and public-health experts debating the best way to curb infection.

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MIT Lab Retracts Paper

By | February 15, 2013

A paper describing a new method for imaging synapse formation has been retracted after it emerged that the first author falsified data to prove its effectiveness.

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Stem Cells: Safe Haven For TB

By | February 5, 2013

Tuberculosis bacteria find shelter from drugs and the body’s defenses in bone marrow stem cells.

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Physiologist Faked Data

By | February 5, 2013

A Case Western Reserve University researcher is found guilty of altering the number of samples and results to inflate the statistical significance of his findings.

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Microbial Metallurgy

By | February 5, 2013

Meet the bacterium that pulls gold ions out of solution and forms tiny nuggets of the precious metal.

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Researchers Risk Insider Trading

By | January 14, 2013

Academics get paid handsome fees to consult with the financial industry, but run the risk of revealing confidential information that leads to illicit gains.

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Evolutionary Biologist Dies

By | January 2, 2013

Carl Woese, the discoverer of the third domain of life, has passed away at age 84.

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The Soil Microbiome

By | January 1, 2013

There's a lot more than dirt to the soil in which plants grow.

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