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Bacteriography

By Beth Marie Mole | October 19, 2012

A scientist-turned-artist cultures bacteria into art.

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Epigenetic Enigmas

By Beth Marie Mole | October 17, 2012

Overturning previous studies, a peculiar protozoan mysteriously uses a DNA-markup system to take out the genetic trash.   

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SIV and the Expanding Virome

By Sabrina Richards | October 11, 2012

Monkeys infected with simian immunodeficiency virus have a higher diversity of gut viruses, pointing to a possible role of the virome in SIV pathogenesis.

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Stem Cells Myelinate Human Brain

By Sabrina Richards | October 10, 2012

In a Phase I trial, researchers show that neural stem cells transplanted into humans can differentiate and begin producing myelin.

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Growing New Neurons

By Ed Yong | October 4, 2012

Brain cells called pericytes can be reprogrammed into neurons with just two proteins, pointing to a novel way to treat neurodegenerative disorders.

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Beard Beer

By Beth Marie Mole | October 4, 2012

A brewmaster is creating a signature concoction using yeast found in his facial hair.

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Weeding Out Arsenate

By Sabrina Richards | October 3, 2012

A miniscule change in a hydrogen bond angle explains how bacteria can select phosphate over arsenate even in high-arsenate conditions.

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War zone

By Mark W. Moffett | May 21, 2010

An invasive ant defies the rules of social evolution by conquering California with battles between enormous colonies that act like separate species.

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