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Maturation of the Infant Microbiome

By Kerry Grens | May 13, 2015

Gut microbial communities from breastfed babies are slow to resemble adults’ microbiota.


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Prokaryotic Microbes with Eukaryote-like Genes Found

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | May 6, 2015

Deep-sea microbes possess hallmarks of eukaryotic cells, hinting at a common ancestor for archaea and eukaryotes.

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Mouse Mind Control

By Jef Akst | May 4, 2015

Researchers use chemicals to manipulate the behavior of mice.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | May 1, 2015

The Genealogy of a Gene, On the Move, The Chimp and the River, and Domesticated


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Scanning for SIV’s Sanctuaries

By Ruth Williams | May 1, 2015

Whole-body immunoPET scans of SIV-infected macaques reveal where the replicating virus hides.  


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Show Me Your Moves

By Marissa Fessenden | May 1, 2015

Updated classics and new techniques help microbiologists get up close and quantitative.


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The Origins of O

By Kerry Grens | May 1, 2015

A strain of HIV that has afflicted more than 100,000 people emerged from gorillas.


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Targeted Information in the Rat Brain

By Ruth Williams | April 30, 2015

A study shows that the hippocampus selects which information to send, and where, during different behaviors.


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Bacterial Taxis Deliver Proteins

By Kerry Grens | April 28, 2015

Reengineered protein-shuttling machinery can be used to inject a particular protein into mammalian cells, according to a proof-of-principle study.


image: One-Man Tinnitus Map

One-Man Tinnitus Map

By Bob Grant | April 26, 2015

Researchers probe the neural roots of the ear-ringing condition in a man undergoing brain surgery.


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