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Gut Microbes for Life

By Ed Yong | July 4, 2013

Most strains of gut microbes stay with us for decades, which may prove useful for tracking our health.


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Protective Phages

By Edyta Zielinska | May 20, 2013

Viruses that attack bacteria may be an important component of our gut microbiota.


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Autism-Lyme Correlation Debunked

By Amy Maxmen | April 30, 2013

Researchers find zero evidence for Lyme-induced autism.


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Microbes Affect Weight Loss

By Ruth Williams | March 27, 2013

Microbial changes in the gut contribute to a patient’s ability to slim down after gastric bypass surgery.


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The Upside of Suicide

By Sabrina Richards | March 20, 2013

Researchers show that a bacterium’s self-sacrifice can benefit its community, even when the members are not strongly related.


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Microbes Thrive in Deepest Ocean

By Sabrina Richards | March 17, 2013

Researchers find remarkably active bacteria in the Mariana Trench, where they live under pressure 1,000 times greater than at the surface.


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Life Below the Seabed

By Ruth Williams | March 14, 2013

Rock samples from deep within the Earth’s oceanic crust contain chemosynthetic microbial life.

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Algae Get Help to Go to Extremes

By Sabrina Richards | March 7, 2013

A red alga appears to have adapted to extremely hot, acidic environments by collecting genes from bacteria and archaea.


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Stem Cells: Safe Haven For TB

By Nsikan Akpan | February 5, 2013

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


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A Root Cause of Parkinson’s

By Ruth Williams | November 15, 2012

Misfolded α-synuclein proteins promote the spread of Parkinson’s pathology in mouse brains.

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