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Arsenic Bug's Genome Sequenced

By Bob Grant | December 7, 2011

Researchers have mapped out the DNA of what some scientists claim to be an arsenic loving bacterium.

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A Possible Ebola Vaccine?

By Tia Ghose | December 5, 2011

A new Ebola vaccine candidate protects mice against death and can be produced quickly in response to a bioterrorism threat.

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Cancer Immunotherapy Pioneer Dies

By Edyta Zielinska | December 2, 2011

Lloyd Old, a researcher and former administrator of two cancer research institutes, passed away this week.

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Stem Cells Traced To Heart

By Tia Ghose | December 1, 2011

New research suggests that a controversial class of stem cells originates in the heart and retains some ability to repair damaged tissue.

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Punch Drunk

By Jef Akst | December 1, 2011

After a concussion forces him to retire, a former pro-wrestler starts an institute to study the neurological effects of repeated brain injuries.

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Breaching the Wall

By Rachel Nuwer | December 1, 2011

Editor’s choice in immunology

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Flow Cytometry for the Masses

By Richard P. Grant | December 1, 2011

Tagging antibodies with rare earth metals instead of fluorescent molecules turns a veteran technique into a high-throughput powerhouse.

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Bacterial Identity Crisis

By Cristina Luiggi | November 9, 2011

Researchers probe the genetics of a group of bacteria known to extensively swap DNA sequences with other species—blurring the species boundaries.

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Genome Digest

By Cristina Luiggi | November 2, 2011

Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.

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How Probiotic Yogurt Works

By Bob Grant | October 26, 2011

Researchers show that the bacterial species in probiotic, fermented dairy products may alter gene expression and metabolism in native gut microbiota.

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