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Microbes Expel Swarms of Vesicles

By Kerry Grens | January 10, 2014

Scientists present the first evidence that marine cyanobacteria release vesicles—billions and billions of vesicles.

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Settlement Signal

By Abby Olena | January 9, 2014

A marine bacterium generates contractile structures that are essential for the metamorphosis of a tubeworm.

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Superbug Sickens Dozens in Illinois

By Bob Grant | January 9, 2014

A single hospital was at the epicenter of an outbreak of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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Benjamin tenOever: Going Viral

By Kerry Grens | January 1, 2014

Professor, Microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Age: 36

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Farmer Fungi

By Abby Olena | January 1, 2014

Researchers uncover an unprecedented relationship between morels and bacteria. But can it be called agriculture?

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tenOever on microRNA and Vaccines

By Kerry Grens | January 1, 2014

January 2014 Scientist to Watch Benjamin tenOever discusses his research.

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Unhealthy Chemicals Linked to Fracking

By Jef Akst | December 17, 2013

Water samples collected from natural gas extraction sites in Colorado contain hormone-disrupting chemicals linked to birth defects, infertility, and cancer.

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Gut Bacteria Vary with Diet

By Jef Akst | December 13, 2013

Extreme diets can alter the microbial makeup of the human GI tract, and change the behavior of those bacteria.

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Gut Microbes and Autism

By Jef Akst | December 9, 2013

Dosing mice modeling autism with a human gut bacterium reversed some disorder-associated behaviors in the animals.

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Stinky Cheese

By Bob Grant | December 2, 2013

Researchers collaborate to create fermented food products using microbes harvested from some malodorous parts of the human body.

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