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Sponging Up Phosphorus

By Jenny Rood | July 1, 2015

Symbiotic bacteria in Caribbean reef sponges store polyphosphate granules, possibly explaining why phosphorous is so scarce in coral reef ecosystems.

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The Sum of Our Parts

By Janice Dietert and Rodney Dietert | July 1, 2015

Putting the microbiome front and center in health care, in preventive strategies, and in health-risk assessments could stem the epidemic of noncommunicable diseases.

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Regenerative Cardiomyocytes Found

By Kerry Grens | June 24, 2015

Specialized cardiac cells in the mouse heart appear to be the long-sought-after proliferative heart cells.

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Extra DNA Base Discovered

By Jef Akst | June 23, 2015

An epigenetic variant of cytosine is stable in the genomes of living mice, suggesting a possible expansion of the DNA alphabet.

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The Handedness of Cells

By Kerry Grens | June 17, 2015

Actin—the bones of the cell—has a preference for swirling into a counterclockwise pattern.

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A Lifetime of Viruses

By Amanda B. Keener | June 4, 2015

Scientists devise an antibody-based test that can generate a person’s complete “viral history” with just one drop of blood.

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Touchy Feely

By Kerry Grens | June 1, 2015

Physical contact helps determine who’s present among baboons’ gut bacteria.

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WHO OKs Plan to Fight Antibiotic Resistance

By Tracy Vence | May 27, 2015

World Health Organization officials endorse a global strategy to combat the spread of antibiotic resistance.

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Model Predicts Zoonotic Hot Spots

By Kerry Grens | May 19, 2015

The midwestern U.S. and central Asia are at high risk for new disease outbreaks from pathogen-bearing rodents, according to a study.

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Maturation of the Infant Microbiome

By Kerry Grens | May 13, 2015

Gut microbial communities from breastfed babies are slow to resemble adults’ microbiota.

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