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Lobster-Pot Science

By | May 1, 2011

Building tiny houses to study how bacteria behave in natural environments

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Wrestling with Recurrent Infections

By | May 1, 2011

Clostridium difficile is evolving more robust toxicity, repeatedly attacking its victims, and driving the search for alternative therapies to fight the infection.

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Micro Farmers

By | May 1, 2011

Dustin Rubenstein discusses how the discovery of amoebas that farm their own food links the development of agriculture with the evolution of social behavior.

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Viral Hijackers

By | April 1, 2011

Editor's choice in immunology

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Truly Phenome-nal

By | April 1, 2011

Editor's choice in microbiology

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The Mark of Faith

By | March 1, 2011

Testing a central tenet of epigenetic regulation

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Come Inside

By | March 1, 2011

Editor's choice in immunology

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Epigenetics—A Primer

By | March 1, 2011

There are many ways that epigenetic effects regulate the activation or repression of genes. Here are a few molecular tricks cells use to read off the right genetic program.

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Epigenetics—A Primer

By | March 1, 2011

Epigenetic events regulate the activities of genes without changing the DNA sequence. Different genes are expressed depending on the methyl-marks attached to DNA itself and by changes in the structure and/or composition of chromatin. 

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Resistant to Failure

By | March 1, 2011

A Duke University researcher survives a sticky situation at a federal research institution to make major strides in determining the genetic roots of Staphylococcus aureus antibiotic resistance.

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