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The Youngest Victims

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014

Linking single-gene defects to inflammatory bowel disease in young children may help all sufferers of the illness.

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Dermatologically Derived

By Jef Akst | April 1, 2014

Inspired by turkey skin, researchers devise a bacteriophage-based sensor whose color changes upon binding specific molecules.


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Getting Down to Business

By Kerry Grens | April 1, 2014

Is there a genetic component to entrepreneurial success?


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Self-Improvement Through the Ages

By Kerry Grens | February 1, 2014

A 50,000-generation-long experiment shows that bacteria keep getting fitter.


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Tenacious Termites

By Tracy Vence | February 1, 2014

Formosan subterranean termites evade deadly pathogens by building nests lined with their own feces.


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The Necrobiome

By Chris Palmer | February 1, 2014

Next-generation sequencing of the bacterial assemblages that inhabit a corpse throughout decomposition improve time-of-death estimates.


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A Ribbeting Tale

By Jef Akst | January 1, 2014

A famous frog-hopping contest yields data that challenge previous lab estimates of how far a bullfrog can jump.

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Farmer Fungi

By Abby Olena | January 1, 2014

Researchers uncover an unprecedented relationship between morels and bacteria. But can it be called agriculture?


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By Jef Akst | December 1, 2013

Researchers take advantage of rapid and cheap DNA sequencing technologies to map the bacterial microbiome of New York City.


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Bad Blood

By Kerry Grens | November 1, 2013

A rare bleeding disorder leads scientists to uncover an unusual blood component that might be common to us all.

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