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Microbes Fight Chronic Infection

By Chris Palmer | October 22, 2014

Gut microbiome analysis reveals protective bacteria that enhance resistance to persistent Clostridium difficile infections.

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Soil Microbiome of Central Park

By Jef Akst | September 30, 2014

Nearly 600 soil samples from New York City’s famous park reveal that the urban environment harbors just as much biodiversity as natural ecosystems across the globe.

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Intensive Loss of Gut Bacteria Diversity

By Molly Sharlach | September 23, 2014

Lengthy stints in intensive care units pare down patients’ gut microflora, a study shows.

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Sugar Substitutes, Gut Bacteria, and Glucose Intolerance

By Anna Azvolinsky | September 17, 2014

The consumption of artificial sweeteners results in glucose intolerance mediated by changes in the gut microbiota in both mice and humans, researchers report.

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Viral Demise of an Algal Bloom

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 21, 2014

Marine viruses may be key players in the death of massive algal blooms that emerge in the ocean, a study shows.

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Antibiotics, Immunity, and Obesity

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 14, 2014

Low doses of antibiotics early in life lead to adult obesity in mice, a study shows.

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Gut’s Earliest Bacterial Colonizers

By Kate Yandell | August 11, 2014

The pace at which bacterial groups take root in the gastrointestinal tracts of premature infants is more tied to developmental age than time since birth.

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“Mucho” Ado About Nothing?

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 15, 2014

Linking a mold identified in a sample of recalled yogurt to consumer-reported illnesses may be premature, scientists say.

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Re-examining Rots

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 23, 2014

Fungi that digest wood in novel ways could fuel new avenues of research on cellulosic ethanol, and suggest a need to move beyond traditional classification systems.  

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How Malnutrition Affects the Microbiome

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | June 4, 2014

The gut bacterial communities of severely malnourished children appear to be less developed than those of healthy children, a study on Bangladeshi infants and toddlers finds.

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