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Medical Equipment May Spread Superbug

By | February 20, 2015

Drug-resistant bacteria have spread in a Los Angeles hospital, perhaps from contaminated endoscopes.

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image: New Look at the Leaky Pipeline

New Look at the Leaky Pipeline

By | February 20, 2015

Academic science no longer loses more women than men, a study shows; STEM fields are losing male and female PhDs equally.

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image: Lab Size Study Stirs Debate

Lab Size Study Stirs Debate

By | February 9, 2015

Do bigger labs churn out more high-impact papers? Not necessarily, according to a new analysis.

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Subway Microbiome

By | February 9, 2015

Researchers document the bacterial life living among New York City’s transit stations.

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image: Stubbornly Persistent

Stubbornly Persistent

By | February 1, 2015

Microorganisms continually challenge our assumptions of what life can achieve.

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image: The Energy of Life

The Energy of Life

By | February 1, 2015

Extremophiles should not be viewed through an anthropocentric lens; what’s extreme for us may be a perfectly comfortable environment for a microbe.

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image: UV Light Doesn’t Fully Purify

UV Light Doesn’t Fully Purify

By | January 28, 2015

Using ultraviolet light to disinfect drinking water may simply drive bacteria to dormancy, rather than kill them.

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image: GMO “Kill Switches”

GMO “Kill Switches”

By | January 21, 2015

Scientists design bacteria reliant upon synthetic amino acids to contain genetically modified organisms.

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image: On “Geniuses” and Gender Gaps

On “Geniuses” and Gender Gaps

By | January 19, 2015

Perceptions of a need for brilliance to excel in a field of study may contribute to its relatively low numbers of women, researchers report.

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Picturing Infection

By | January 1, 2015

Whole-animal, light-based imaging of infected small mammals

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