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The Endangered Species Act has been under fire since January, as states' attorneys general and US Congress alike have attempted to weaken it.

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Human Gut Microbe Transplant Alters Mouse Behavior

By | March 1, 2017

Fecal transplants from humans with irritable bowel syndrome and anxiety into mice lead to similar symptoms and anxiety-like behavior in the rodents, researchers report.  

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De-extinction efforts could divert resources away from conserving endangered species.

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Image of the Day: A Vanishing Act

By | February 23, 2017

Two major causes of the rapid Koala decline in South East Queensland are car accidents and chlamydia.

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NASA researchers have discovered ancient microbes locked inside minerals, suggesting a possible niche for interstellar life.

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An analysis of 130 studies reveals that the threat of global warming to wildlife has been underreported. 

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Toward Killing Cancer with Bacteria

By | February 8, 2017

Researchers employ an engineered microbe to destroy tumor cells in mice.

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Discovering Novel Antibiotics

By | February 1, 2017

Three methods identify and activate silent bacterial gene clusters to uncover new drugs

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Study of 81 six-week-olds who were born by C-section or vaginal delivery didn’t show differences in the structure or function of their microbiota, despite contrary results from other studies on babies. 

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Image of the Day: Jungle Jedi

By | January 23, 2017

The newly identified Skywalker gibbon (Hoolock tianxing) is threatened with extinction, along with roughly 60 percent of primate species worldwide.

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