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Trouble in the Heartland

By Jef Akst | October 1, 2013

A new tick-borne disease has emerged in the US Midwest—and the culprit is not a bacterium. 

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N=Me

By Kerry Grens | August 1, 2013

Science gets personal as researchers—professional and amateur—plumb the depths of their own molecular biology.

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Evolution Takes a Road Trip

By Dan Cossins | June 1, 2013

Highways and byways are among the man-made environmental alterations driving the evolution of animals on contemporary timescales, with implications for ecology.

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Mobile Microscopes

By Jef Akst | June 1, 2013

Turning cell phones into basic research tools can improve health care in the developing world.

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Oral History

By Dan Cossins | June 1, 2013

Researchers use DNA from ancient tooth tartar to chart changes in the bacterial communities that have lived in human mouths for 8,000 years.

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IDing War Victims

By Jef Akst | May 1, 2013

Libyan scientists, soon to be trained in countries around the world, are undertaking a massive search mission to find missing loved ones among thousands of dead bodies, casualties of the country’s recent popular revolution.

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Bacterial Buddies

By Sabrina Richards | March 1, 2013

A chance encounter with a crab apple tree leads to the discovery of a new bacterial species and clues to the evolution of insect endosymbionts.

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Sea Change

By Chris Tachibana | March 1, 2013

A normally land-based microbiologist sets sail to find the building blocks of novel antibiotics in marine bacteria.

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Cleansing the Clinic

By Beth Marie Mole | January 1, 2013

Scientists set up a stakeout to track the movements of microbes around a new hospital.

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Koala Time Machine

By Dan Cossins | January 1, 2013

Old koala pelts from museum collections are helping researchers to learn more about the retroviral invasion that may be endangering the Australian marsupial.

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