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Tracking Fecal Transplants

By Tracy Vence | November 26, 2013

A long-term study confirms transplants of stool microbes from healthy donors can successfully clear recurrent Clostridium difficile infections.

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Next Generation: Bactericidal Surface

By Jef Akst | November 26, 2013

A synthetic material covered in nano-spikes resembling those found on insect wings is an effective killer of diverse microbes.

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Suppressing Drug-Seeking Behaviors

By Abby Olena | November 24, 2013

Augmenting the action of a glutamate receptor in the brains of addicted rats helps prevent them from seeking cocaine during withdrawal, a study shows.

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Review: The Origin of Species

By Jef Akst | November 22, 2013

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute this week released three short films to teach students about evolution and speciation.

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Don’t Fear DIYbio

By Jef Akst | November 19, 2013

Biological tinkerers are not the risk that some have made them out to be, according to a new report.

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Thwarting Persistence

By Abby Olena | November 13, 2013

Researchers show that activating an endogenous protease can eliminate bacterial persisters.

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Microbial Mediators

By Tracy Vence | November 11, 2013

Researchers show that symbiotic bacteria can help hyenas communicate with one another.

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The Epigenetics of Drug Abuse

By Jef Akst | November 11, 2013

At the Society for Neuroscience conference, researchers present results linking the epigenome to heroin and cocaine addiction.

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Astrogerm

By Bob Grant | November 11, 2013

Researchers find a new bacterial species lurking in clean rooms used to assemble spacecraft at NASA and the European Space Agency.

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Book Excerpt from Brave Genius

By Sean B. Carroll | November 1, 2013

In Chapter 20, “On the Same Path,” author Sean Carroll describes the initial meeting between Nobel Laureates Jacques Monod and Albert Camus.

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