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Speaking of Food Science

By The Scientist Staff | June 1, 2014

June 2014's selection of notable quotes


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Waste Not, Want Not

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | June 1, 2014

Researchers and entrepreneurs divert food waste from landfills by turning it into a variety of ingenious products.


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Parsing the Penis Microbiome

By Tracy Vence | May 29, 2014

Circumcision and sexual activity are but two factors that can influence the bacterial communities that inhabit male genitalia.


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Virus Found in Sf9 Cell Line

By Kerry Grens | May 22, 2014

A government lab finds a novel virus present in cell lines used for therapeutic production that were thought to be virus-free.


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When Stop Means Go

By Ruth Williams | May 22, 2014

A survey of trillions of base pairs of microbial DNA reveals a considerable degree of stop codon reassignment.


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Border Collies vs. E. coli

By Bob Grant | May 21, 2014

A study shows that the herding dogs can be an effective means of controlling bacterial infections spread by seagulls.


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Birds of a Genome

By Jef Akst | May 21, 2014

Married couples have more similar DNA than random pairs of people, a study shows.


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Characterizing the “Healthy” Vagina

By Jef Akst | May 19, 2014

The overly simplistic notion of a Lactobacillus-dominated vaginal microbiome is giving way to an appreciation of diverse and dynamic bacterial communities.


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Back from the Blacklist?

By Jef Akst | May 8, 2014

Disgraced psychology researcher Marc Hauser, who was found guilty of data fabrication and falsification during his time at Harvard, publishes two new papers.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | May 1, 2014

Madness and Memory, Promoting the Planck Club, The Carnivore Way, and The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons


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