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The Ecology of Fear

By Edyta Zielinska | June 15, 2012

Grasshoppers in fear of predation die with less nitrogen in their bodies than unstressed grasshoppers, which can affect soil ecology.

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The Fungus Among Us

By Bob Grant | June 11, 2012

Researchers find a slew of new fungal species inhabiting the human gut, and suggest a link to an inflammatory bowel disease.

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Oil Spill Changes Microbe Communities

By Jef Akst | June 8, 2012

The beaches around the Gulf of Mexico harbor different nematodes, protists and fungi now than they did before the Deepwater Horizon disaster in April 2010.

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Rapid Bird Flu Test

By Cristina Luiggi | June 4, 2012

New PCR assay can detect more than 40 strains of H5N1 in a single go.

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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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Microbiology Goes High-Tech

By Jeffrey M. Perkel | June 1, 2012

Out with toothpicks and pipettors; in with automation.

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Bubble Vision

By Edyta Zielinska | May 1, 2012

Turning a liability into an asset, cryo-electron microscopists exploit an artifact to probe protein structure.

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SPRead Your Antibody Capabilities

By Carina Storrs | May 1, 2012

Using surface plasmon resonance to improve antibody detection and characterization: four case studies

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Ants Share Pathogens for Immunity

By Sabrina Richards | April 3, 2012

A new study shows that grooming by ants promotes colony-wide resistance to fungal infections by transferring small amounts of pathogen to nestmates.

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March 1, 2012

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