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Combating Asian Carp

By Jef Akst | June 5, 2014

A new plan to protect the Great Lakes from the invasive species is set in motion.

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Skin Thief

By Jef Akst | June 3, 2014

A Pennsylvania man has been charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of human skin from a biotechnology company.

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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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Wild Relatives

By Colin K. Khoury, Hannes Dempewolf, and Nora P. Castañeda-Álvarez | June 1, 2014

As rich sources of genetic diversity, the progenitors and kin of today’s food crops hold great promise for improving production in agriculture’s challenging future.

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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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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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Running Wild

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 22, 2014

Mice in nature appear to enjoy running on wheels, helping to settle the question whether the behavior is a just a neurotic response in lab mice.

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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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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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