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There is little evidence that full treatment durations discourage the development of drug-resistant bacteria.

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Ecotourism: Biological Benefit or Bane?

By Daniel T. Blumstein, Benjamin Geffroy, Diogo S.M. Samia, and Eduardo Bessa | August 4, 2017

As nature-based tourism becomes more popular, considering the ecological effects of the practice becomes paramount.

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Final Nail Hammered into NgAgo Coffin

By Kerry Grens | August 3, 2017

The paper describing the gene-editing method is retracted.

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Microbiology Professor Wanted for Murder

By Jef Akst | August 3, 2017

An arrest warrant has been issued for Wyndham Lathem of Northwestern University in connection with a stabbing death in Chicago.

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Great Lakes Gray Wolf to Retain Endangered Status

By Catherine Offord | August 2, 2017

A US Court of Appeals ruled that the Interior Department acted prematurely in removing the animals from the endangered species list.

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Heart’s Backup Pacemaker Mechanisms Identified

By Diana Kwon | July 28, 2017

The sinoatrial node is home to multiple pacemakers that keep the heart beating if the main one falters.

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Ebola Persistence Documented in Monkeys

By Ashley P. Taylor | July 17, 2017

In tissue samples from rhesus macaques, researchers find the virus in the same immune-privileged sites where Ebola has been found to persist in humans.

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Bacteriophages to the Rescue

By Emily Monosson | July 17, 2017

Phage therapy is but one example of using biological entities to reduce our reliance on antibiotics and other failing chemical solutions.

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Book Excerpt from Natural Defense

By Emily Monosson | July 17, 2017

In Chapter 3, “The Enemy of Our Enemy Is Our Friend: Infecting the Infection,” author Emily Monosson makes the case for bacteriophage therapy in the treatment of infectious disease.

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At Harvard University the chemical biologist looks for new metabolic pathways to investigate how gut bacteria interact with one another and their hosts.

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