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Newly Discovered Species

By N/A | October 1, 2011

Life on Earth is mind-bogglingly diverse with estimates of the number of existing species in the tens of millions. Over the last 4 billion years, many species have gone extinct; and because of the actions of humans, many existing species are now endangered.

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Top 7 in Microbiology

By Edyta Zielinska | September 26, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in microbiology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000

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Neurotransmitter-Regulated Immunity

By Rachel Nuwer | September 15, 2011

Nerve signals control T cell responses, helping to explain inflammation and stroke.

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Chinese Biosafety Concerns

By Edyta Zielinska | September 14, 2011

A bacterial outbreak at a Chinese University prompts the firing of administrators and highlights more systemic concerns.

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Art + Science Now

By Bob Grant | September 1, 2011

The book that serves as bio art's encyclopedia.

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Piggyback Pathogen

By Jessica P. Johnson | September 1, 2011

Editor’s Choice in Immunology

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The Age-Old Fight Against Antibiotics

By Cristina Luiggi | August 31, 2011

Researchers find antibiotic resistance genes in 30,000-year-old bacteria, suggesting such resistance is not a modern phenomenon.

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Fair Trade at Plant Roots

By Kerry Grens | August 11, 2011

Plant and fungal symbionts swap more resources with partners that provide a greater return of nutrients.

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Arsenic-Based Life, Open to Critique

By Edyta Zielinska | August 10, 2011

A researcher is repeating the controversial experiments that suggested a bacterium used arsenic rather than phosphorus in its DNA—with the world watching.

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Harmful Bacterial Metabolites

By Michelle G. Rooks and Wendy S. Garrett | August 1, 2011

Gut bacteria that feed on healthy food appear to amplify the nutritional benefits of those foods. However, they also appear to amplify the undesirable effects of unhealthy food. 

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