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Contributors

By Karen Zusi | February 1, 2016

Meet some of the people featured in the February 2016 issue of The Scientist.

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2016

February 2016's selection of notable quotes

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The Fungi Within

By Mahmoud Ghannoum | February 1, 2016

Diverse fungal species live in and on the human body.

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The Mycobiome

By Mahmoud Ghannoum | February 1, 2016

The largely overlooked resident fungal community plays a critical role in human health and disease.

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Counting Cells

By Jef Akst | January 11, 2016

A person likely carries the same number of human and microbial cells, according to a new estimate.

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All Together Now

By Mary Beth Aberlin | January 1, 2016

Understanding the biological roots of cooperation might help resolve some of the biggest scientific challenges we face.

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Researchers Accused of Spreading Disease

By Bob Grant | December 21, 2015

Italian scientists are under investigation for allegedly worsening the transmission of a pathogen that is decimating olive groves in Puglia.

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Gut Bugs Affect Cockroach Poop-ularity

By Jef Akst | December 9, 2015

Commensal bacteria living in the gastrointestinal tracts of cockroaches lace the insects’ feces with chemical cues that mediate social behavior, according to a study.

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Metformin Users Have Different Gut Bugs

By Kerry Grens | December 6, 2015

The popular type 2 diabetes drug may cause profound changes in patients’ microbiomes.

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Agar Shortage Limits Lab Supplies

By Kerry Grens | November 24, 2015

One large provider says the shortfall should clear up by early 2016.

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