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Self-Improvement Through the Ages

By Kerry Grens | February 1, 2014

A 50,000-generation-long experiment shows that bacteria keep getting fitter.

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Tenacious Termites

By Tracy Vence | February 1, 2014

Formosan subterranean termites evade deadly pathogens by building nests lined with their own feces.

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The Necrobiome

By Chris Palmer | February 1, 2014

Next-generation sequencing of the bacterial assemblages that inhabit a corpse throughout decomposition improve time-of-death estimates.

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Pain and Progress

By Kerry Grens | February 1, 2014

Is it possible to make a nonaddictive opioid painkiller?

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Syphilis: Then and Now

By Kristin N Harper, Molly K. Zuckerman, and George J. Armelagos | February 1, 2014

Researchers are zeroing in on the origin of syphilis and related diseases, which continue to plague the human population some 500 years after the first documented case.

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Bacteria by Design

By Jef Akst | January 30, 2014

A survey of bacteria in a University of Oregon building reveals that architecture influences the indoor microbiome.

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The Scientist on The Pulse #3

By Kerry Grens | January 28, 2014

Kerry Grens chats about ancient tooth decay, asthma, and fat cells.

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Person-to-Person H7N9?

By Abby Olena | January 20, 2014

The death of a medical worker in China prompts worries that the virus can spread between humans.

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Polymer Protects Mouse Heart

By Jef Akst | January 20, 2014

Injection of microscopic particles of a plastic-like material protects mice from cardiac tissue damage following heart attack.

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Next Generation: Capturing the Body’s Energy

By Abby Olena | January 20, 2014

Researchers build a device that harvests and stores energy from the mechanical movements of a beating heart.

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