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Down and Dirty

By Amy Coombs | September 1, 2012

Diverse plant communities create a disease-fighting "soil genotype."


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Soil Harbors Antibiotic Resistance

By Ed Yong | August 30, 2012

Identical resistance genes in soil and clinical bacteria hint at dangerous genetic arms trade that is aggravating the antibiotic-resistance crisis.


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Resisting TB

By Cristina Luiggi | August 30, 2012

A study finds that drug-resistant tuberculosis is more prevalent than current estimates suggest.


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The Danger of Vaccine Exemptions

By Edyta Zielinska | August 30, 2012

Are states with less rigorous rules about which children can claim an exception from vaccination in kindergarten putting communities at higher risk of childhood disease?


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Boston to Test Bioterror Sensors

By Bob Grant | August 29, 2012

Federal officials will release harmless bacteria into subway tunnels beneath the Northeastern city to test new sensors designed to detect biological agents.


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Clinical Trial Misfortune

By Cristina Luiggi | August 28, 2012

A human trial of a hepatitis C treatment is shut down after one of the participants died.

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Second Victim of Hantavirus

By Jef Akst | August 28, 2012

Another person has died from the rodent-borne disease after visiting Yosemite National Park.


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Texan West Nile Concerns

By Edyta Zielinska | August 27, 2012

Researchers consider the recent reappearance of West Nile virus in Texas and the efforts to control it.


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Cancer-Causing Gut Bacteria

By Edyta Zielinska | August 17, 2012

Mice with inflammatory bowel disease harbor gut bacteria that damage host DNA, predisposing mice to cancer.

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Whither Science Publishing?

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2012

As we stand on the brink of a new scientific age, how researchers should best communicate their findings and innovations is hotly debated in the publishing trenches.


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