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Decoding Bacterial Methylomes

By | May 15, 2013

A new technique could soon spur unprecedented insight into the role of bacterial epigenetics in the evolution of pathogen virulence.

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When Vaccines Turn Vicious

By | July 12, 2012

Weakened viruses used in vaccines can swap genes and produce disease-causing strains.

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Bacterial Exploitation

By | July 5, 2012

Field studies reveal non-virulent bacteria take advantage of their virulent counterparts to get a free pass into their host.

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Self-Harm for Self-Defense

By | June 20, 2012

To protect themselves during malaria infections, mice can kill their own healthy red blood cells, cutting off the parasite’s primary resource.

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Mining Bacterial Small Molecules

By | January 1, 2011

As much as rainforests or deep-sea vents, the human gut holds rich stores of microbial chemicals that should be mined for their pharmacological potential.

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Intestinal Molecular Signaling

By | January 1, 2011

Microbes, both good and bad, can exert direct effects on host cells and vice versa. 

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