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Trading Pelts for Pestilence

By | July 1, 2011

When European explorers and fishermen began to frequent Canada’s shores in the 16th century, they brought with them a plethora of tools and trinkets, including knives, axes, kettles, and blankets. 

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Lobster-Pot Science

By | June 13, 2011

Microbiologist Marvin Whiteley chats about teaming up with chemist and bioengineer Jason Shear in order to build tiny houses for bacteria.

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Bacteria live on caffeine

By | June 10, 2011

Researchers discover that some bugs crave the buzz of caffeine.

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E. coli outbreak source still a mystery

By | June 7, 2011

The source of the deadly bacterial infections remains unknown.

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Extremophiles explore galaxy

By | May 19, 2011

This past Monday, the Endeavor space shuttle was launched into space carrying six astronauts, brand new equipment for studying the universe and... a bobtail squid and a pack of extremophile bacteria.

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Pathogens linked to Parkinson's

By | May 19, 2011

Although pathogens have long been suspected to play a role in the neurodegeneration of Parkinson's and related diseases (see our December 2010 feature), very little is understood about the mechanics of the process. 

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Viral Hijackers

By | April 1, 2011

Editor's choice in immunology

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Truly Phenome-nal

By | April 1, 2011

Editor's choice in microbiology

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The Great Escape

By | February 1, 2011

  Editor's choice in microbiology  

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