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Bacterial Sacrifice

By Kerry Grens | January 1, 2013

Patterns of cell death aid in the formation of beneficial wrinkles during the development of bacterial biofilms.

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The Plastic Genome

By Beth Marie Mole | December 1, 2012

The poxvirus stockpiles genes when it needs to adapt.

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Microbial Awakening

By Hayley Dunning | November 1, 2012

Successive awakening of soil microbes drives a huge pulse of CO2 following the first rain after a dry summer.

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Flu Fights Dirty

By Hayley Dunning | September 1, 2012

Mimicking a host-cell histone protein offers flu a sneaky tactic to suppress immune response.

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Growing Human Eggs

By Hannah Waters | June 1, 2012

Germline stem cells discovered in human ovaries can be cultured into fresh eggs.

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Interfering with Resistance

By Hannah Waters | June 1, 2012

Drug efficacy and resistance mechanisms shine a light on how drugs enter cells, which could facilitate the development of new sleeping-sickness treatments. 

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Biota Babble

By Edyta Zielinska | March 1, 2012

Editor's choice in immunology

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Breaching the Wall

By Rachel Nuwer | December 1, 2011

Editor’s choice in immunology

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Piggyback Pathogen

By Jessica P. Johnson | September 1, 2011

Editor’s Choice in Immunology

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An Eyeful of RNA

By Richard P. Grant | August 1, 2011

Editor's Choice in Physiology

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