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Marine Bacteria Share Carbon Assimilation Duties

By Catherine Offord | July 1, 2016

Taxonomic differences in bacterioplankton amino acid uptake

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Multicellular Cooperation Curbs Cheating

By Jenny Rood | July 1, 2016

An experimental evolution study shows that more cheaters arise when bread mold fungal cells are less related to one another.

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Your Office Has a Distinct Microbiome

By Amanda B. Keener | July 1, 2016

Researchers detail the major factors shaping the microbiomes that surround us while we work.

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Immune Cell–Stem Cell Cooperation

By Waleed Rahmani, Sarthak Sinha, and Jeff Biernaskie | July 1, 2016

Understanding interactions between the immune system and stem cells could pave the way for successful stem cell–based regenerative therapies.

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Immune Cells' Roles in Tissue Maintenance and Repair

By Waleed Rahmani, Sarthak Sinha, and Jeff Biernaskie | July 1, 2016

The cells of the mammalian immune system do more than just fight off pathogens; they are also important players in stem cell function and are thus crucial for maintaining homeostasis and recovering from injury.

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Zika and Dengue Immunity: A Complex Relationship

By Amanda B. Keener | June 28, 2016

Researchers examine the blood of people infected with dengue virus, finding a few Zika-neutralizing antibodies among mostly enhancing ones.

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Exercise-Induced Muscle Factor Promotes Memory

By Ruth Williams | June 23, 2016

Running releases an enzyme that is associated with memory function in mice and humans.  

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Dethroning E. coli?

By Alison F. Takemura | June 23, 2016

Some scientists hope to replace microbiology’s workhorse bacterium with fast-growing Vibrio natriegens.

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Speaking of Microbiology

By Tanya Lewis and Tracy Vence | June 21, 2016

A selection of notable quotes from the American Society for Microbiology’s annual meeting

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Sex Differences in Immune Response

By Tanya Lewis | June 21, 2016

Female mice lacking an immune receptor are better than males at fighting certain viral infections.

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