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Oil Spill Changes Microbe Communities

By Jef Akst | June 8, 2012

The beaches around the Gulf of Mexico harbor different nematodes, protists and fungi now than they did before the Deepwater Horizon disaster in April 2010.


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Rapid Bird Flu Test

By Cristina Luiggi | June 4, 2012

New PCR assay can detect more than 40 strains of H5N1 in a single go.

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Interfering with Resistance

By Hannah Waters | June 1, 2012

Drug efficacy and resistance mechanisms shine a light on how drugs enter cells, which could facilitate the development of new sleeping-sickness treatments. 


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Microbiology Goes High-Tech

By Jeffrey M. Perkel | June 1, 2012

Out with toothpicks and pipettors; in with automation.


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Bubble Vision

By Edyta Zielinska | May 1, 2012

Turning a liability into an asset, cryo-electron microscopists exploit an artifact to probe protein structure.


SPRead Your Antibody Capabilities

By Carina Storrs | May 1, 2012

Using surface plasmon resonance to improve antibody detection and characterization: four case studies


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Opinion: Data to Knowledge to Action

By Eugene Kolker and Elizabeth Stewart | April 18, 2012

Introducing DELSA Global, a community initiative to connect experts, share data, and democratize science.


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Inferring DNA from RNA

By Jef Akst | April 11, 2012

A new technique to derive DNA information from non-DNA sources, such as RNA, threatens the anonymity of genetic database donors.


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Ants Share Pathogens for Immunity

By Sabrina Richards | April 3, 2012

A new study shows that grooming by ants promotes colony-wide resistance to fungal infections by transferring small amounts of pathogen to nestmates.


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Big Money for Big Data

By Edyta Zielinska | April 2, 2012

The Obama administration pledges $200 million for better ways of managing and extracting information from large data sets.


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