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New Catalog of Human Gut Microbes

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 9, 2014

An updated analysis of the gut microbiome extends the list of known bacterial genes to 9.8 million. 

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Protein Helps Cells Adapt—or Die

By Ruth Williams | July 3, 2014

Scientists show how cell stress both prevents and promotes cell suicide in a study that’s equally divisive.

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Not All Stem Cells Created Equal

By Anna Azvolinsky | July 2, 2014

Compared to induced pluripotent stem cells generated from somatic cells, stem cells created by nuclear transfer appear to be closer to the genetic state of embryonic cells.

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The Sooner, The Better

By Nicholette Zeliadt | July 1, 2014

New approaches to diagnosing bacterial infections may one day allow the identification of pathogens and their antibiotic susceptibility in a matter of hours or minutes.

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Mobile Microbiome

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 26, 2014

Cell phones are populated with many bacteria commonly found on users’ hands. 

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The Wound Microbiome

By Kerry Grens | June 23, 2014

Determining which critters are present in an infected wound could aid in treatment, particularly of soldiers injured in combat.

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Re-examining Rots

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 23, 2014

Fungi that digest wood in novel ways could fuel new avenues of research on cellulosic ethanol, and suggest a need to move beyond traditional classification systems.  

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Arrested Development Makes for Long-Lived Worms

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 23, 2014

Starvation suspends cellular activity in C. elegans larvae and extends their lifespan. 

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Interactome Analysis

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 17, 2014

Study examines tissue-specific protein interactions linked to hereditary diseases.

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Week in Review: June 9–13

By Tracy Vence | June 13, 2014

Ancient apoptotic pathway connects humans to coral; lab-grown, light-sensing retinal tissue; tracking cancer with synthetic phospholipids; diving deep into the lung microbiome

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