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Haley Oliver: Master of Meat

By Jef Akst | June 1, 2014

Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science, Purdue University, Age: 32

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Parsing Pathogens

By Jef Akst | June 1, 2014

Meet the peptide-covered microcantilever device capable of differentiating subtypes of Salmonella.

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Week in Review: May 26–30

By Tracy Vence | May 30, 2014

Human proteome cataloged; island-separated crickets evolved silence; molecule shows promise for combatting coronaviruses; study replication etiquette; another call for STAP retraction

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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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Spotlight on the Cytoskeleton

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 27, 2014

Technique allows researchers to see the inner workings of cellular scaffolding molecules actin and tubulin.

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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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image: Characterizing the “Healthy” Vagina

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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Exercise Can Erase Memories

By Ruth Williams | May 8, 2014

Running causes rodents to forget their fears in part because of increased hippocampal neurogenesis, a study shows.

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image: Week in Review: April 28–May 2

Week in Review: April 28–May 2

By Tracy Vence | May 2, 2014

Male scientists stress mice out; using SCNT to reprogram adult cells; acetate can reach mouse brain, reduce appetite; WHO sounds “post-antibiotic era” alarm

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