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The Ecology of Fear

By | June 15, 2012

Grasshoppers in fear of predation die with less nitrogen in their bodies than unstressed grasshoppers, which can affect soil ecology.

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The Fungus Among Us

By | June 11, 2012

Researchers find a slew of new fungal species inhabiting the human gut, and suggest a link to an inflammatory bowel disease.

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Oil Spill Changes Microbe Communities

By | June 8, 2012

The beaches around the Gulf of Mexico harbor different nematodes, protists and fungi now than they did before the Deepwater Horizon disaster in April 2010.

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Rapid Bird Flu Test

By | June 4, 2012

New PCR assay can detect more than 40 strains of H5N1 in a single go.

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Interfering with Resistance

By | June 1, 2012

Drug efficacy and resistance mechanisms shine a light on how drugs enter cells, which could facilitate the development of new sleeping-sickness treatments. 

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Microbiology Goes High-Tech

By | June 1, 2012

Out with toothpicks and pipettors; in with automation.

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Fukushima Risk Less Than Feared

By | May 24, 2012

Cancers due to radiation will not increase in Japan, according to studies conducted in the wake of the 2011 nuclear disaster.

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Cancer Test Gets Bad Reviews

By | May 22, 2012

US Preventive Services Task Force recommends against a commonly used prostate cancer screening.

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Does Education Boost Health?

By | May 15, 2012

An examination of Swedish health and educational records suggests that more schooling results in healthier adults.

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Approving

By | May 14, 2012

The FDA is on board with a proposal to speed the approval of experimental pharmaceuticals that show big treatment effects early in clinical testing.

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