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Sharing the Wealth

By Jef Akst | May 1, 2014

From research results to electronic health records, biomedical data are becoming increasingly accessible. How can scientists best capitalize on the information deluge?

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The Telltale Tail

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014

A symbiotic relationship between squid and bacteria provides an alternative explanation for bacterial sheathed flagella.


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Opinion: Latent Value in the Literature

By Ramon Felciano | April 28, 2014

With scientific budgets eroding, the biomedical community needs to get more return from the data it has already generated.


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Microbe’s Diversity Is Vast, Ancient

By Kerry Grens | April 24, 2014

A marine cyanobacterium possesses astounding genomic diversity, yet still organizes into distinct subpopulations that have likely persisted for ages.


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Money Microbiome

By Jef Akst | April 24, 2014

Swabbing cash circulating in New York City reveals more than 3,000 different types of bacteria.


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Microbiome Influences

By Jef Akst | April 22, 2014

Researchers find that gender, education level, and breastfeeding can affect humans’ commensal microbial communities.


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Dermatologically Derived

By Jef Akst | April 1, 2014

Inspired by turkey skin, researchers devise a bacteriophage-based sensor whose color changes upon binding specific molecules.


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Gut Microbes Gobble Cocoa

By Tracy Vence | March 19, 2014

Commensal bacteria that populate the human gastrointestinal tract help digest dark chocolate, releasing anti-inflammatory compounds, researchers report.

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Week in Review: March 3–7

By Tracy Vence | March 7, 2014

The gene behind a butterfly’s mimicry; the evolution of adipose fins; bacteria and bowel cancer; plants lacking plastid genomes


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Bacteria’s Role in Bowel Cancer

By Ashley P. Taylor | March 3, 2014

The development of serrated polyps depends on bacteria present in the gut, a mouse study shows.  


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