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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | December 1, 2013

Tigers Forever, High Moon Over the Amazon, Earth from Space, and Medicine's Michelangelo

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Karmella Haynes - Artist

By Kerry Grens | December 1, 2013

December 2013's Scientist to Watch is also an accomplished painter.

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Mapping NYC's Microbes

By Jef Akst | December 1, 2013

New York University’s Jane Carlton talks about a project designed to characterize the microbiome of the Big Apple.

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Metropolome

By Jef Akst | December 1, 2013

Researchers take advantage of rapid and cheap DNA sequencing technologies to map the bacterial microbiome of New York City.

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Organelle Architecture

By Mary Beth Aberlin | December 1, 2013

There’s beauty in a cell’s marriage of structure and function.

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Out, Damned Mycoplasma!

By Kelly Rae Chi | December 1, 2013

Pointers for keeping your cell cultures free of mycoplasma contamination

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Patchy Plankton

By Chris Palmer | December 1, 2013

Turbulence interacts with the stabilizing efforts of motile phytoplankton to create small-scale patches of toxic, bloom-forming organisms.

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Weathering the Storm

By Jef Akst | December 1, 2013

How to prepare your lab for natural disasters and cope with unavoidable consequences

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Tracking Fecal Transplants

By Tracy Vence | November 26, 2013

A long-term study confirms transplants of stool microbes from healthy donors can successfully clear recurrent Clostridium difficile infections.

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Next Generation: Bactericidal Surface

By Jef Akst | November 26, 2013

A synthetic material covered in nano-spikes resembling those found on insect wings is an effective killer of diverse microbes.

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